Key Considerations When Drafting a Language Policy

Employers may require workers to speak a specific language while performing certain job duties. While not illegal, this requirement can pose some risks. The practice note provides guidance on key considerations and provides guidance for drafting, implementing, and enforcing effective and legally compliant English-only policies in the workplace. This note addresses the following topics: Introduction to […]

President Trump’s end to DACA

Trumps position to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) effectively starts a wind-down of the Obama approved program. The wind-down effectively sets expiration dates for the work eligibility of DACA recipients, who number just less than 790,000 per the most recent U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service data. To the extent they are not already […]

Employment-Based Immigration Reform in Trump Era

On April 17, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order during his visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin, which specifically targets the H-1B visa program. The program allows 850,000 foreign workers to work in the United States. The order is a first effort to promote a “Buy American, Hire American” agenda, the key rhetoric of Trump’s campaign.  […]