Adam Mocciolo

Adam Mocciolo

Pullman & Comley, LLC

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Residency and “Illegal Alien Status” Are Not Mutually Exclusive for School Accommodations: A Friendly Reminder From Washington...

It is worth remembering that when determining if someone is a resident of your school district, the fact that someone may not actually be a legal resident of this nation is irrelevant. In order to underscore this fact, the...more

9/24/2014 - Department of Education DOJ Non-Resident Aliens Public Schools Residency Requirements School Districts

The Supreme Court Extends SOX Whistleblower

On its face, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”) is concerned with the conduct of publicly-traded, not privately-held, companies. SOX, after all, grew out of the scandalous and widely damaging failures of public companies...more

8/4/2014 - FMR LLC Lawson Lawson v FMR Sarbanes-Oxley SCOTUS Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

More Executive Action on Immigration Reform: Work Authorization For H-4 Spouses

In a new draft rule notable not only for its substantive content but also for the fact that it represents another incremental immigration reform measure undertaken by executive action in lieu of stalled Congressional...more

7/15/2014 - H-1B H-4 Spouses Immigrants Immigration Reform Popular Visas

Federal Government Bars Immigration Checks By Schools

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice have recently issued new guidance – in the form of a “Dear Colleague” letter to school administrators nationwide – barring public schools from conducting immigration checks on...more

7/10/2014 - Department of Education DOJ Immigrants Public Schools Students

Déjà vu All Over Again: Planning For New Hires In Light of The H-1B Visa Lottery

For the second year in a row, the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) has received more petitions in the opening week of H-1B visa season than the number of visas that are available for the entire year. ...more

4/10/2014 - H-1B Lottery USCIS Visa Caps Visas

Annual H-1B Visa Quota Exhausted

Lottery to be conducted; visas will not be available to new applicants until October 1, 2015 - The United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (the USCIS) has announced that in the first week of the application...more

4/9/2014 - H-1B USCIS Visa Caps Visas

New Regulations to Take Effect on Recruitment of Veterans and Disabled Employees by Federal Contractors

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has announced new regulations that will affect federal contractors’ and subcontractors’ recruiting of veterans and disabled employees. The new regulations take...more

11/29/2013 - Contractors Disability OFCCP Recruitment Policies Subcontractors Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

E-Verify Unavailable During Government Shutdown

Certain deadlines suspended while system is offline - The United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) has announced that the “E-Verify” system for checking job candidates’ authorization to work in the United...more

10/2/2013 - E-Verify Government Shutdown USCIS

Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling Provides New Immigration Opportunities for Same-Sex Spouses

The United States Supreme Court’s June 2013 ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional has created an opportunity for certain foreign nationals in same-sex marriages to petition for...more

7/9/2013 - Citizenship Civil Unions DOMA Domestic Partnership F-1 Green Cards H1-B J-1 Visas K-1 L-1 Marriage Permanent Residence Cards Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor Visas

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