Check out the current edition of the Compliance News Flash (click here).  Here are the stories we are flagging for you this week:

  • Data breach litigation — breach of contract, negligence, invasion of privacy.
  • STEM OPT worksite visits by Homeland Security related to F-1 students working for a company.
  • $1.2 million civil fine

Check out the current Compliance News Flash with blurbs about:

  • The continuing partial government shutdown;
  • E-Verify (still shutdown);
  • The Federal Trade Commission (also shutdown);
  • Government background investigations and the NBIB (not shutdown);
  • The California Consumer Protection Act; and
  • A recent merger in the background screening industry.

In honor of MLK Day tomorrow:

“Darkness cannot drive

I hope everyone is staying warm!

Please enjoy Friday’s edition of my Compliance News Flash with blurbs about:

  • California’s new immigration law which applies to employers
  • EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
  • Changes to background investigations by the National Background Investigations Bureau and Department of Defense
  • An update to New Jersey’s Ban the Box law
  • The return of

Additional Executive Orders (“EO”) are apparently circulating among administration officials, including more related to immigration and one specifically related to business immigration. It is unclear when or exactly what President Trump will sign but one such draft order is entitled “Executive Order—Protecting American Jobs and Workers by Strengthening the Integrity of Foreign Worker

As the President’s executive action on immigration rolls out, employers are wondering when they will start to see work permits issued to those covered by the President’s actions.  The short answer is: earliest would be springtime and more likely summer.  Two elements of the executive action on immigration are, an expansion of the Deferred Action

Tonight President Obama will address the nation at 8 pm EST on his executive authority on immigration.  The major networks (NBC, ABC, and CBS) are not planning to air the President’s speech this evening.  CNBC reports, “Obama’s speech comes during sweeps week, where networks need to highlight their most popular programming.”

The President is expected

It’s finally here.  The Gang of 8 introduced a comphrehensive immigration reform bill this week, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” (S. 744).  Here are some key items to note:

  • The bill is controversial and for the most part, everyone seems to be complaining about it. 
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee

Admittedly, this is a bit wonky, but for those you tracking this sort of thing I have news to report.  The E-Verify program, which was due to expire (gasp!) at the end of this month, has been extended.  Congress got its act together and passed a three year extension (or re-authorization) of the E-Verify program.