- Written by Jizell Lopez
On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program. This decision has left many employers uneasy about how to handle employees whose employment authorization was granted through the DACA program and if they are still eligible to work in the United States.
The Saqui Law Group has compiled the following Questions and Answers regarding concerns employers may have following the announcement.
1. Q. What is DACA?
A. The DACA program was created by President Barack Obama on June 15, 2012. It allowed for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States before the age of sixteen and who met certain criteria to enroll in the DACA program and enjoy (1) a period of deferred deportation action and (2) eligibility to request employment authorization. Currently, there are approximately 800,000 DACA participants.
- Written by Hannah Fortin
Not Beating Around the Am-Bush: Republican Senators Seek to Undue NLRB Ambush Election Rule
By: Michael Saqui and Gregory Blueford
On Thursday, a group of Republican senators introduced the “Employee Rights Act” which seeks to undo several Obama-era National Labor Relations Board rules, including the much-derided ambush election rules. In general, the ambush election rules dramatically “streamlined” the process of elections and shortened the time between when a putative union requests an election and the election itself. Once a request for an election is filed, an election could occur in as few as 11 days. This bill would completely negate that rule.