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Immigration

  • March 23, 2015

    The Law360 400

    There's a new leader of the pack for BigLaw. Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP leapfrogged eight competitors to become the largest law firm in America and now holds the top spot in the Law360 400, our annual ranking of the largest U.S. law firms. Morgan Lewis took over the top spot from Jones Day in November when it added more than 750 lawyers, including hundreds in the U.S., from Bingham McCutchen LLP.

  • March 23, 2015

    Publix Quietly Settles National Origin Lawsuit

    A Florida federal judge on Friday signed off on a confidential settlement between Publix Super Markets Inc. and a former employee who sued the grocer alleging he wasn’t promoted and was subjected to slurs because of his national origin.

  • March 20, 2015

    Litigation Firms Make Cuts Amid Work Slowdown

    The trend among U.S. companies to end litigation as quickly and cheaply as possible has left many litigation-focused firms with a work shortfall, and some have been forced to cut their associate ranks, according to industry watchers and Law360 data.

  • March 20, 2015

    Is MegaLaw Just Big Enough To Fail?

    Globalization and the lure of lucrative cross-border transaction work are driving the emergence of a new class of international megafirms, but experts say the advantages of size may be offset by ballooning overhead costs and the inevitability of client conflicts.

  • March 20, 2015

    Law360 Reveals 400 Largest US Firms

    Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP has leapfrogged eight competitors to become the largest law firm in America and now holds the top spot in the Law360 400, our annual ranking of the largest U.S. law firms.  

  • March 20, 2015

    DOL Issues FAQ On H-2B Rule Currently In Limbo

    In the wake of a federal judge’s decision to temporarily delay vacating a 2008 rule governing the H-2B labor certification process, the U.S. Department of Labor on Friday released a list of answers to frequently asked questions to help guide employers.

  • March 20, 2015

    DOJ Strives To Fend Off Sanctions In Immigration Action Suit

    The U.S. Department of Justice urged a Texas federal judge on Thursday not to issue sanctions for its failure to disclose that thousands of immigrants had already received expanded relief under the president’s executive actions, saying the government was simply trying to “do the right thing” by admitting the oversight.

  • March 20, 2015

    ICE Director Backtracks On Mandatory Detainers Comment

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana on Friday attempted to clarify controversial remarks she made a day earlier at a congressional hearing in which she seemingly expressed support for a law mandating that local municipalities cooperate with immigration enforcement efforts, saying now that such mandates are "counterproductive."

  • March 20, 2015

    Workers In Texas Signal Case Fight To Use $14M Verdict

    The plaintiffs suing Signal over alleged trafficking of Indian workers, whose case is the next to go to trial in April, urged a Texas federal court Thursday to reject Signal's bid to exclude testimony and the $14 million verdict from a recent trial in a similar class action against the company in Louisiana.

  • March 20, 2015

    NLRB Judge Says Hospitals' 'English Only' Rule Unlawful

    A National Labor Relations Board judge has ruled that a handful of Las Vegas area hospitals implemented several unlawful workplace rules, including one that forced employees to speak only English in most situations, saying the rule could impinge on their ability to communicate about workplace conditions.

  • March 20, 2015

    Advance Auto Parts Accused Of Bias Against Hispanic Worker

    Advance Auto Parts Inc. was hit with a suit in Pennsylvania federal court Thursday by a former employee who claims he was discriminated against based on his national origin, alleging he was forced to fill orders from heavier work zones than non-Hispanic employees were.

  • March 20, 2015

    Class Rebuffs Ariz. Sheriff's Immigration Contempt Offer

    A class of Latinos urged an Arizona federal court Thursday to reject Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s offer to accept civil sanctions for contempt, saying that while significant, the lawman’s admissions don’t fully explain why his office violated court orders to stop certain immigration enforcement operations.

  • March 20, 2015

    Gilead Under Fire Again Over New Hepatitis C Program

    Doctors Without Borders has said a plan by Gilead Sciences to require patients in developing countries to show residency and identity documents, ostensibly to halt the flow of discounted hepatitis C medication into richer countries, will only block life-saving access to vulnerable populations.

  • March 20, 2015

    5 Tips For A Successful Appeal In Front of BALCA

    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals, which oversees challenges to labor certification denials, can be a notoriously tough customer to please. Here, Law360 offers five tips on how to mount a successful BALCA appeal.

  • March 20, 2015

    EEOC Must Pay Farms' Fees In Thai Worker Suit, Judge Says

    A Washington federal judge has ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to fork over attorneys' fees to two farms in a case over the treatment of Thai workers under the H-2A guest worker program, saying the agency's suit was frivolous.

  • March 20, 2015

    Filipino Workers Hit Calif. Bakeries With $1M Trafficking Suit

    Eleven Filipino workers have accused the owners of two Southern California bakeries of manipulating a guest visa program and luring them to the U.S. with false promises of high-paying jobs, according to a $1 million labor trafficking suit made available Thursday.

  • March 20, 2015

    5 Insights From Avon General Counsel Jeff Benjamin

    I’m proud of my contributions to building strong ethics and compliance programs that have a meaningful impact on the development of sustainable cultures of integrity and respect for law and others, says Jeff Benjamin, general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer at Avon Products Inc.

  • March 19, 2015

    Senator Calls Hearing On Exec. Action Suit 'Premature'

    Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del., called a Senate subcommittee hearing on a lawsuit challenge the president’s executive actions on immigration both “extraordinary” and “premature” on Thursday, noting that the case at issue is still going on in both district and appellate court.

  • March 19, 2015

    BIA Says Immigration Judges Need Not ID Required Evidence

    The Board of Immigration Appeals on Thursday ruled that an immigration judge did not err in denying the application of a Guatemalan national for withholding of removal based on a lack of reasonably available corroborative evidence, saying the judge was not required to continue proceedings for the man.

  • March 19, 2015

    Quick Turnaround Of New H-2B Rule Means More Of The Same

    While the U.S. Departments of Labor and Homeland Security are working at lightning speed to issue an interim rule for the H-2B program after a federal court annihilated two of DOL’s previous rules, attorneys say the new regulation won’t be a radical departure from past rules due to severe time constraints.