Monthly Archives: June 2013

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Leading Facility Services Company

The Justice Department announced today that it has reached an agreement with a leading facility services company resolving allegations that the company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  The company, with headquarters in San Antonio, … Continue reading

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North Carolina Bars Employers from Asking about Expunged Criminal Records

Some states have passed laws restricting how employers may use an applicant’s criminal record in making job decisions. Some states prohibit employers from considering older offenses. Some states prohibit employers from asking about arrest records or records that have been … Continue reading

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DHS Announces Re-designation and 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Syria

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has re-designated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for the country from Oct. 1, 2013, through March 31, 2015. This allows eligible nationals of Syria to register or … Continue reading

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Nevada Becomes The Tenth State To Prohibit The Use Of Consumer Credit Reports Or Other Credit Information For Employment Purposes

Senator Parks introduced Nevada’s Senate Bill 127 on February 18, 2013, which was intended to, among other things, “prohibit employers from conditioning employment on a consumer credit report or other credit information.” Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed the bill into … Continue reading

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Changes in Policy for Electronically Storing & Completing I-9

Just last month, the Worksite Investigation Enforcement Unit of the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) division of the Department of Homeland Security announced a change in policy regarding the use of electronic software for I-9 completion, storage, and compliance. ICE … Continue reading

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