Stroock Employment Newsletter
“Federal Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction, Delaying Implementation Of New Department Of Homeland Security Regulations Regarding 'No Match' Letters”; “New York Social Security Number Protection Law Takes Effect January 1, 2008”
On October 10, 2007, a federal judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction preventing the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) from implementing regulations that impose immigration enforcement requirements upon employers who receive “no match” letters from the Social Security Administration (“SSA”). The Court held that, because the “balance of hardships tips sharply in the plaintiff ’s favor” and because there were serious questions as to the merits of the dispute, a preliminary injunction was warranted.
Also in this issue, “New York Social Security Number Protection Law Takes Effect January 1, 2008.”