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Lawyers Say Visa Workers Not Recession Fall Guys

Law360 (February 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Employers who feel a moral obligation to protect American workers over their foreign counterparts when making cuts to the work force in these lean times should be reminded of their legal obligation to drop the ax with an even hand, attorneys say.

Outspoken Sen. Chuck Grassley has said it is Microsoft Corp.'s duty to retain American employees over skilled U.S. visa-holding workers when the technology giant implements its recently announced layoff plan – but the law is not on his side, and companies who heed his...
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