Holly K. Jones, J.D., is a Senior Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. She understands the existing and emerging needs and challenges of human resources professionals thanks to several years of experience managing, writing, and editing key legal and compliance publications for BLR. Prior to joining BLR, Ms. Jones worked for the Tennessee Legislature's Office of Legal Services.
She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in English Rhetoric and Writing, Political Science, and Psychology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she also received a 2001 Citation for Extraordinary Academic Achievement. She received her law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School and is licensed to practice law in Tennessee.
April showers bring May flowers, tax returns, and … immigration enforcement policy? Apparently, it’s true—just as spring finally began springing throughout those colder parts of the country, immigration news also began popping up from the federal agencies like a less colorful bouquet of crocuses, daffodils, and tulips.
Recently we’ve received several Ask the Expert questions from subscribers seeking guidance on health benefits coverage for workers on certain nonimmigrant visas. Is coverage required for H-1B workers? What about H-2B and F-1 workers?
As we’ve discussed in recent articles, the Trump administration’s aggressive stance on immigration enforcement suggests that employers should also be prepared for an increase in workplace audits and document inspections from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
A three-judge panel of the U.S Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has unanimously upheld the freeze on President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration Executive Order. This means that enforcement of the order, which bars U.S. entry of foreign nationals from seven countries, will not be reinstated—at least not until further judicial review occurs.
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