Arizona, Florida and Ohio are joining the efforts of 17 other states to block President Barack Obama’s executive action allowing undocumented workers to stay in the country, the Texas attorney general’s office — which filed a federal lawsuit this week — said Friday.
The Third Circuit sided with workers' groups Friday and struck down U.S. Department of Labor guidance that allowed employers to use privately funded surveys to set the prevailing wages for unskilled foreign workers brought into the U.S. for temporary work under the H2-B visa program.
Couples who lost their trial court bid to overturn Louisiana's gay marriage ban are correct that the “extraordinary” step of U.S. Supreme Court intervention in their case before an intermediate appellate ruling is appropriate, Louisiana has told the high court, citing a “spiraling national controversy.”
The Obama administration on Thursday threatened to veto a largely symbolic House Republican bill that would block his executive action allowing more undocumented workers to stay in the country legally as the House overwhelmingly passed the bill on the same day.
Despite a 17-state challenge to the president’s executive action on immigration, employers watching the heated debate in Washington should still be planning as though the White House’s new guidelines will take effect, legal experts say.
Seventeen states sued the U.S. in Texas federal court Wednesday challenging President Barack Obama’s executive action as an unconstitutional exercise of power and seeking an injunction that would block the federal government from allowing undocumented workers to stay in the country.
Plaintiffs fighting Florida's same-sex marriage ban have asked the Eleventh Circuit to reject the state's request to extend the stay of an injunction that would expire in January and allow gay couples to get married, arguing that the state has not shown it is likely to succeed in the appeal.
An unlicensed Houston immigration attorney and his partners embezzled more than $8 million over the span of nine years and stole clients from a former employer, according to a complaint filed in Texas court Friday.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the state’s governor-elect, said Monday he’ll decide in the next two weeks whether to file suit over President Barack Obama’s executive action allowing more immigrants to stay in the country legally.
President Barack Obama's new immigration actions contain several striking proposals, from allowing millions of undocumented immigrants to seek work authorization to providing much-needed visa guidance, but employers may face compliance headaches and a long wait for regulatory changes, attorneys say.
President Obama on Thursday said he would take executive action to allow certain undocumented immigrants with children to remain in the U.S., while beefing up border security and making it easier for highly skilled workers and graduates to stay in the country.
The U.S. government needs to set clearer policies on the payment of recruitment fees by foreign citizens to work on U.S. government contracts and step up its monitoring of human trafficking abuses the fees can lead to, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report published Tuesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court has recognized states' authority to define and regulate marriage, and Florida's ban on same-sex unions falls within case law, the Florida Attorney General's Office has argued in its opening brief asking the Eleventh Circuit to reverse a lower court's ruling that the ban is unconstitutional.
The plaintiffs in two Ohio lawsuits challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their dispute after the Sixth Circuit split from other appellate courts by upholding the state’s marriage-restricting laws.
An Ohio federal judge declined to issue sanctions against defense counsel in a Fair Labor Standards Act and U.S. immigration law class action against a granite importer, saying that although the defense counsel’s behavior wasn’t appropriate, the plaintiff’s counsel also behaved poorly.
Hedge fund NML Capital Ltd. filed an emergency motion Tuesday asking a D.C. federal court to order a former World Bank director to remain in the U.S. to help it trace assets that it says could be used to pay its $3 billion of judgments and claims against Argentina.
Signal International LLC told a Louisiana federal judge to shave collective action claims from a suit accusing the company of coercing Indian citizens to pay expenses for temporary work visas, accusing plaintiffs of “botching” the allegations in one of a slew of motions filed Monday by multiple parties in the dispute.
The Third Circuit was urged on Thursday to overturn a district judge’s decision that forthcoming changes to the U.S. Department of Labor’s rules for the calculation of wage levels for migrant farmworkers invalidated a lawsuit challenging the current way the government allows pay rates to be set.
Australian private equity firms may soon be open to investment from high net-worth individuals from overseas under a proposed overhaul of the country's significant investor visa program, a move welcomed by the Australia Private Equity and Venture Capital Association on Thursday.
The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday reversed a federal court decision denying a U.S. visa to a Brazilian chef employed by steakhouse chain Fogo de Chao Inc., saying the U.S. Department of Homeland Security wrongly excluded the chef’s culturally acquired skills in making the decision.