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U.S. DOJ Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against California Agricultural Company

June 04, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it reached a settlement with an agricultural company located in California. The settlement concludes an investigation into whether the company discriminated against workers based on their legal status in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

New Travel Authorization Requirement for U.S. Citizens Traveling to Europe

March 12, 2019

By 2021, Americans traveling to a European Schengen zone country must register with the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) prior to travel. This new border control security system developed by the European Commission is designed to strengthen the external borders of the European Union.

HSB Announces Fall Employment Law Seminar Schedule

September 06, 2018

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd's Employment Law Group is pleased to announce the schedule for our 2018  Employment Law Seminars.

National Security Concerns in Real Estate Transactions

September 04, 2018

In late 2012, an American company, Ralls Corporation, with two Chinese ultimate owners, purchased certain wind farm projects in Oregon, including associated real estate. What began as a routine cross-border transaction sparked a three-year lawsuit between Ralls Corporation and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an inter-agency committee housed within the Executive Branch and tasked with reviewing foreign investments in the U.S. based on national security concerns. In a nutshell, CFIUS determined that Ralls Corporation’s acquisition of the wind farm projects posed a national security threat, and required Ralls Corporation to divest its interest in the project.

DOJ and DOL Combine Forces to Combat Employment Discrimination Against U.S. Workers

August 21, 2018

On July 31, 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Labor (DOL) signed an agreement that sets guidelines for inter-agency collaboration to combat suspected employer non-compliance with immigration laws. The agencies have agreed to share resources, including records, and education and training where necessary, and refer cases to one another when an agency learns of employer non-compliance.

Seventeen Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Named to Upstate Legal Elite

August 03, 2018

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that 17 attorneys in our Greenville office have been named to Greenville Business Magazine’s 2018 Legal Elite of the Upstate.

SCOTUS's Ruling on the Travel Ban

June 27, 2018

In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit’s grant of a preliminary injunction on President Donald Trump’s September 2017 proclamation – Proclamation No. 9645, more commonly known as the “travel ban.”

Proposed Termination of International Entrepreneur Parole Program

June 20, 2018

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Department) recently issued a notice proposing to terminate the international entrepreneur parole program (IE Program) in accordance with Executive Order 13767, entitled Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, because the IE Program represents an overly broad interpretation of the Department’s parole authority, lacks sufficient protections for U.S. workers and investors, and is not the appropriate vehicle for attracting and retaining talented international entrepreneurs.

Recent Changes to USCIS Policies May Impact Foreign Students

May 29, 2018

In May 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) made two changes affecting foreign students – (1) calculating unlawful presence for students in the U.S. and (2) third-party placements for STEM OPT students. 

Key Takeaways from Our 2017 Employment Law Seminars

January 23, 2018

Perry MacLennan, Chris Gantt-Sorenson, Denny MajorHaynsworth Sinkler Boyd recently hosted our annual Employment Law Seminars across South Carolina. These complimentary seminars educated Human Resource professionals on recent employment law updates and changes.

The October 31st NYC Attack and the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

November 03, 2017

As many mourn the loss of the victims of the October 31st NYC attack, a parallel conversation surrounding immigration reform has emerged. Immigration reform has been President Trump’s long-standing campaign promise, but has found fierce judicial opposition since January. We have covered these developments in prior posts.

Travel Ban & DACA Updates

October 16, 2017

In a one page opinion, the United States Supreme Court remanded one of the two “travel ban” cases pending SCOTUS review. 

Best Lawyers Names Fifty-Six Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys to Annual List

August 15, 2017

Fifty-six lawyers from Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The 2018 Best Lawyers in America© list.

USCIS Releases Updated I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form

August 15, 2017

Last month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a new version of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Named to Upstate "Legal Elite" List

August 03, 2017

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is proud to recognize our attorneys named to Greenville Business Magazine’s 2017 Legal Elite of the Upstate.

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