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MOZAMBIQUE: RECRUITMENT AGENCIES NO LONGER ABLE TO SPONSOR FOREIGN NATIONALS FOR THIRD PARTY EMPLOYERS
The Mozambique Immigration Labour Directorate has instructed Provincial Labor Directorates in Mozambique to no longer accept work authorization applications submitted by private recruitment agencies on behalf of foreign nationals…more
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 10: What’s an Employer to Do (with Marketplace Notices)?
Under the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules, applicable large employers (those with 50 or more full-time and full-time equivalent employees on business days during the preceding calendar year) incur exposure…more
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced today that it has selected I-4 Mobility Partners as the apparent best value proposer to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the I-4 Ultimate project…more
California Court of Appeal Limits the Scope of California's Unfair Competition Law by Denying Availability of Civil Penalties for Workplace Safety Violations
The Court of Appeal for the State of California, Fourth Appellate District in Solus Industrial Innovations, LLC v. Superior Court (2014) 229 Cal.App.4th 1291, held that a California district attorney cannot pursue civil penalties under…more
On October 17, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) published in the Federal Register (79 FR 62356 et seq) a notice to…more
In 2011, USBCDC, one of the largest New Markets Tax Credit investors, used the credit to finance a facility for Blanchet House of Hospitality, a social services nonprofit that provides three-meals-per-day, clothing and temporary…more
We’re starting off our new blog season after a bit of a break with a recap of two key exemption cases that will be making waves again soon. Specifically, on October 21, 2014 the New York Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in two…more
The staff of the SEC recently addressed broker-dealers’ obligations when engaging in transactions in unregistered securities by issuing FAQs and a Risk Alert that reported the results of examinations of a number of broker-dealers’…more
Inter Partes Review Initial Filings of Paramount Importance: What Is Clear After Two Years of Inter Partes Review Under the AIA
September 16, 2014, marked the two year anniversary since certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act went into effect, including post-grant Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board…more
On October 10, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. proposed a rule change to revise the implementation date for the Supplemental Inventory Schedule (SIS) approved in SR-FINRA-2014-025. The due date for the first SIS…more
Kate McGuinness joins us to answer a question from a young female lawyer who needs some help navigating the waters of her law firm. Kate is an attorney-turned certified executive and life transition coach, and the founder of Counselor…more