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Employer Guidance – National Immigrant Protests

In connection with “National Day without Immigrants” held on Thursday, Feb. 16 and Friday, Feb. 17, immigrant employees as well as supporters and sympathizers may have requested time off or, in some instances, called in sick from work to attend protest-related events and activities. Supporters called on the public to refrain from working, opening businesses, … Continue Reading

2015 California Employment Law Legislative Update

At Greenberg Traurig, we live our motto “built for change” and apply it for the benefit of the businesses we serve. Our California Labor and Employment Practice appreciates that although California presents opportunity, it also presents an often unique set of employment risk propositions, and these risks are often just one set among a constellation … Continue Reading

Employment Impact of the Imminent Issuance of Drivers Licenses to Persons Whose Presence in the U.S. is NOT Authorized by Federal Law

When the California Legislature chose to go its own way on immigration reform in 2013, it pulled employers in California into the middle of the immigration debate and a potentially very high stakes enforcement game. The constitutional issues with California’s choice can be left for another day and another forum. We deal here, today, with … Continue Reading

GT Releases Interactive Map of State E-Verify Laws

The E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program is an Internet-based system that allows employers to verify the employment authorization status of newly hired and, in the case of federal contractors, existing employees. We've developed an interactive map and corresponding chart to help employers navigate the patchwork of E-Verify laws across the country.… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona’s Employer Sanctions Immigration Law–More States to Follow Suit?

From John Doran in GT Phoenix:   The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-3 decision, issued its much-awaited opinion in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting today. The Court held that Arizona’s sweeping employer sanctions immigration law is a valid exercise of state power that does not run afoul of federal immigration policy. The Whiting decision, promises to have … Continue Reading
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