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By Roger Morris All STEM OPT employers need to be aware of reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) has begun random onsite inspections of STEM OPT employers. It is becoming increasingly important for any business that employs STEM OPT students to plan and train staff for the day ICE comes knocking at your door. “STEM OPT” is a reference to foreign graduates of U.S. universities who earned degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math…
By Glen Krebs.  Roger Morris, who recently passed the Kentucky Bar Exam, contributed to this article. Last month, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published a final rule set to go into effect October 15, 2019 governing the Immigration and Nationality Act’s provisions on public charge grounds of inadmissibility. The final rule redefines “public charge” and is vastly more restrictive than current policy. Many expect the rule change to result in significantly higher denial rates…
By Sharon Gold On September 27, 2019, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published the much anticipated Final Rule that significantly raises the minimum salary for exempt workers from $23,660 to $35,568.  It is estimated that more than one million workers will either become eligible for overtime pay or have their salaries raised to meet the minimum.  The Final Rule is available here. We reported previously on the recent history of the proposed changes to