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Monthly Archives from August 2011

USCIS Transformation

DHS has published the first of many regulations to streamline its processing of  benefit requests. The regualtions eliminate the need for  outdated paper forms and encourage users to file online. You can comment at until October 28, 2011. The new regulation is planned to take effect November 28, 2011.

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Marks Gray Sponsors Abc’s 2011 Excellence In Construction Super Supplier Award

Giselle Carson and Allison H. Hauser recently attended the Associated Builders and Contractors annual Excellence in Construction Awards Ceremony. The annual awards dinner recognizes the best in builders and contractors on Florida’s First Coast. This year, Marks Gray sponsored the Super Supplier award which is given to the ABC member that has supplied materials for most award winning projects. This years winning trophy was presented by Ms. Carson to Florida Rock’s Albert Hon. Marks Gray was honored to be a […]

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Marks Gray Attorney, Allison H. Hauser To Speak At Forum: Hippa Goes Hitech: Are You Ready? Compliance With Healthcare’s Most Important Regulations.

Tuesday, August 30,Ms. Allison Hunnicutt Hauser will speak on the significance of  current HIPAA, HITECH, and HIE regulations impact on businesses today and tomorrow at Brooks Rehabilitation. Ms. Hauser, along with other industry panelists, will educate business and business partners on regulations and provide tools to embrace, comply with and stay ahead of HIPAA, HITECH and HIE regulations. For more information on the event, click here Allison Hunnicutt Hauser focuses her practice in the areas of workers’ […]

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Another immigration discrimination suit costs employer dearly.

The DOJ has settled its lawsuit against Farmland Foods for nearly $300,000, the highest civil penalty paid since the enactment of the INA’s anti-discrimination provision in 1986. Farmland demanded additional work eligibility documents from its non-U.S. citizen employees. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) prohibits employers from placing different or additional burden on employees based on their citizenship or national origin. For more on this suit, go to this link.

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Self Check is now available in Spanish!

USCIS has launched the Spanish-Language version of the new E-Verify tool, Self Check. It allows workers to input their identification information so they have the opportunity to identify and correct mismatches before the same information is run through E-Verify by an employer. Now that Spanish speaking workers can utilize Self Check, USCIS has made a huge step to streamline the program and make it more user friendly. Self Check was initially launched in March and […]

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Employer Failed to Terminate Employee Properly and Pays Dearly

 H-1B Employer to pay terminated employee over $156k in back wages all because it failed to meet all three requirements for H-1B “Bona Fide termination” under USCIS. The employer notified the employee of his termination, but failed to notify USCIS and pay for employee’s transportation back home. “Employee was considered employed for almost three years even after returning home, and found to deserve all wages he would have earned in that time period. Read the […]

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