- Written by Becca
Dowling Aaron, the Saqui Law Group Division (“DAI”) is proud to announce the recent hires of two excellent attorneys, Adrian Hoppes and Rebecca Schach. Adrian and Rebecca will be joining DAI’s Labor and Employment Team and will be working in DAI’s Sacramento office.
Adrian Hoppes has been representing employers and managers in state and federal litigation, and in the defense of Federal and State administrative complaints since 2012. Adrian first developed a passion for labor and employment law while working for PG&E for over a decade. While working for PG&E in its Human Resources and Labor Relations department she handled personnel matters ranging from wage/hour analysis, FMLA/ADA compliance, EEO investigations, and disputes regarding contract interpretation and negotiations with labor unions. With almost 20 years of combined Human Resources and legal experience, Adrian brings a keen understanding of the employment relationship with a practical approach to handling the complex legal requirements of California. As an attorney Adrian has provided litigation, advisory and compliance services to hundreds of clients operating in a vast array of industries, ranging from Agricultural and Industrial companies to small family owned and operated restaurants and in-home caregiver providers. Adrian is excited to join DAI’s Labor and Employment team and continue its proud tradition of providing excellent legal services to its clients.
- Written by The Saqui Law Group
ICE conducted worksite raids at seven agricultural processing plants across Mississippi Wednesday morning as part of an ongoing worksite enforcement investigation. Three poultry plants operated by Peco Foods in three different towns, and a fourth poultry plant run by Koch Farms, were among the facilities raided.
ICE executed federal search warrants and seized business records from management and detained approximately 680 workers. Most of those workers arrested will remain detained at the discretion of ICE, until a date is set with an immigration judge for weeks or months after the arrest. With such an immediate loss of their workforce, employers may think about what plans and policies to prepare for what may be an increase in large-scale immigration raids that have not been previously seen this decade.