The first, of possibly many, complaints have been filed today in the US District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the USCIS’ application of the January 8, 2010 Neufeld memorandum’s definition of employer-employee relationships when adjudicating H-1B petitions filed by staffing companies. In the application for preliminary injunction and complaint, the Plaintiffs, Broadgate Inc., Logic Planet, Inc., DVR Softek Inc., TechServe Alliance, and the American Staffing Association, allege that the “economic impact associated with the Neufeld Memorandum is substantial, immediate, and irreparable.” The Plaintiffs are requesting the Court issue a preliminary injunction enjoining the USCIS from applying the Neufeld memo’s definition of employer-employee relationship when adjudicateing H-1B visa applications from contractors that place professionals at third-party work sites. Further, the Plaintiffs are requesting the court enter a permanent injunction vacating the Neufeld memo as invalid. District Court Judge Gladys Kessler will be hearing the case. HLG will keep you posted with further updates on this case.