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Dealing with Rejection: Options for Applicants Not Selected in the FY2016 H-1B Lottery

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)’s announcement last month that it received nearly 233,000 H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2016 beginning October 1, 2015—a record total, and a 35% increase over last...more

6/10/2015 - Corporate Counsel Diversity Lottery Employment Authorization Document F-1 Foreign Affiliates H-1B Highly-Skilled Workers Visa Hiring & Firing Human Resources Professionals OPT Popular STEM TN-Visas USCIS Visa Caps

When Paying Accrued "Vacation" at Termination, Labels Don't Matter [Wage & Hour FAQs]

In recent years, I have noticed a movement away from the traditional categories of “vacation” and “sick” leave and holidays to hybrids like PTO, holiday hours, and personal days. While those new categories provide greater...more

4/9/2015 - Accrued Benefits Hiring & Firing Termination Wage and Hour

Annual H-1B Visa Quota Available But Expected to Be Exhausted in Early April

On April 1, 2015, the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting petitions for H-1B visas that are subject to annual quotas for the 2016 fiscal year (which would allow employees to start...more

1/28/2015 - Filing Deadlines Filing Season Foreign Nationals H-1B Highly-Skilled Workers Visa Hiring & Firing Popular USCIS Visa Caps Visas

Under the FLSA, the NLRB Says Even "Non-Concerted" Activity Can Be Concerted

My colleagues and I have noted repeatedly over the past couple of years that the National Labor Relations Board takes a very expansive view of the National Labor Relations Act, even (and perhaps especially) when the case does...more

6/13/2014 - Class Action Employer Liability Issues FLSA Hiring & Firing NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Termination Unions Wage and Hour

The Boys of Summer: Interns, Seasonal Workers and More

Memorial Day weekend has passed, the Major League Baseball season is in full swing, and summer is upon us. With apologies to Roger Kahn, for us wage and hour practitioners, the “Boys of Summer”...more

5/27/2014 - DOL Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates FLSA Hiring & Firing Hospitality Industry I-9 Internships Seasonal Workers Student Employees Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour

EEOC Files Suit Against Book Distributor For Overbroad Severance Agreement Language

Just weeks after settling its first ever Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) discrimination lawsuit and filing its first ever class action lawsuit under GINA, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...more

7/12/2013 - Contract Drafting EEOC Hiring & Firing Release Agreements Severance Agreements Termination Title VII Waivers

NLRB Affirms ALJ On Facebook Firing Case

As we have discussed in several previous alerts, the National Labor Relations Board continues to pursue complaints against employers related to an expanding realm of policies and social media activity. In another recent...more

5/1/2013 - ALJ Facebook Hiring & Firing NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Social Media

Employers Should Begin Using Revised And Expanded Form I-9

Employers must complete United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Form I-9, which requires all newly-hired employees to verify their identity and authorization to work in the United States. As we reported...more

3/11/2013 - Eligibility Hiring & Firing I-9 USCIS

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