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Revision of Export and Reexport License Requirements for Republic of South Sudan Under the Export Administration Regulations

In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to conform to the Department of State’s (State) amendment of February 14, 2018 to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) that placed restrictions on exports of defense articles (and defense services) to the Republic of South Sudan […]
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In February 2017, IER launched its Protecting U.S. Workers Initiative.

The Immigration and Employment Rights (“IER”) Section of the Department of Justice formerly The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices, launched an initiative to target, investigate and bring enforcement actions against employers they believe are discriminating against U.S. workers in favor of foreign workers.  IER’s zealous approach can spill over into […]
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Export Compliance Through Protected Individuals Only Hiring Policy Is Not a 100% Safe Haven from Claims of Citizenship and/or National Origin Discrimination Claims:

Export Compliance Through Protected Individuals Only Hiring Policy Is Not a 100% Safe Haven from Claims of Citizenship and/or National Origin Discrimination Claims: At one extreme, some Employer’s think a hiring policy of hiring only “Protected Individuals” is full armor against a claim of Citizenship and/or National Origin discrimination.  It’s NOT. The Immigration and Employment […]
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An Employer Can Ask Questions About Citizenship and/or National Origin Pre-Hire:

Some Employer’s think they cannot ask any questions about Citizenship and National Origin in the hiring process, but that is NOT True.  Legacy OSC (now the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section of the DoJ or IER) has published several technical assistance letters on this topic. For example, February 2013 Technical Assistance Letter states in pertinent […]
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