For the second time in recent months, the popular budget motel chain Motel 6 finds itself on the defensive after a federal lawsuit filed in Phoenix, Arizona, accused the chain of volunteering guests’ personal information to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, leading to the detention and deportation of guests.
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) monetary recoveries on behalf of benefit programs and participants by its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) unit topped $1 billion for fiscal year 2017, 42 % greater than the $777.5 million recovered in FY 2016, statistics from the department showed.
Winter has come to 7-Eleven, as ICE rains down on nearly 100 locations and 17 states across the country.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ action rescinding an Obama administration policy on marijuana enforcement may signal a tougher stance against the substance, but it isn’t expected to have a major impact on employers.
As 2018 approaches, the federal REAL ID Act has returned to the spotlight. You may even have seen a (hyperbolic and inaccurate) social media alert warning U.S. travelers that they’re all going to be required to get passports for themselves, their kids, and the family dog before they can fly to Disney World next year. (Not true.)
Winter must be coming, because immigration enforcement has been turning up the heat in recent weeks. What’s new? How about quintupled worksite enforcement efforts, an unprecedented monetary penalty, and a brand-new state law wrinkle in, where else, California?
A federal advisory committee called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to rescind a 2012 rule that established a standard unique identifier for health plans.
A Texas health system paid $2.4 million to settle allegations that it violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) by disclosing protected health information (PHI) in a press release.
The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) is the law that is responsible for the immigration enforcement activities we have today. The general intent of the law was to increase the penalties for being in the United States illegally—in particular if the illegal immigrant committed any crime.
Federal government enforcement lawsuits brought by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)—including those centered on Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) violations—continued at an aggressive pace in 2016 but were less effective in terms of number of filings and recoveries when compared with previous years, according to annual report on workplace class action litigation.