Shumaker Manufacturing

A Legal & Industry Review


OSC Issues Guidance to Employers Related to Immigration Questions During the Hiring Process

Ramos_Maria_LIGenerally, employers face a difficult balancing act attempting to comply with the Immigration and Nationality Act’s anti-discrimination provisions, on the one hand, and manage their bottom line, on the other hand. As employers know, it can be costly to sponsor a prospective foreign hire to work in the United States legally. But employers are often uncertain what types of pre-employment inquiries are permissible to determine if a prospective employment candidate requires immigration sponsorship. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) recently issued a technical assistance letter with some helpful guidance.   Continue reading


U.S. Manufacturers Need Immigration Certainty to Grow Economy

Ramos_Maria_LIWhen President Barack Obama unveiled his Immigration Accountability Executive Actions in 2014, a measure supported by the National Association of Manufacturers, the media was focused on how the current administration’s immigration initiatives would affect the millions of undocumented workers. Very little media attention, if any, was given to how the proposed immigration changes would impact the lives of immigrants legally living here. Indeed, virtually nothing was said regarding the fact that the lack of immigration reform has put our manufacturing sector at a competitive disadvantage. Continue reading


Newsletter – Winning Commercial Litigation: Terms and Conditions, Strategy and Execution

Commercial litigation is an inevitable part of the business world. Companies make efforts to prevent and avoid disputes with customers, suppliers or counterparties to commercial contracts. However, when such disputes are unavoidable, companies seek to eliminate, or at least minimize, loss and risk. Continue reading