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IFA Seeks OSHA Explanation of Applying a New Joint Employer Standard

The International Franchise Association (IFA) has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) asking for the rationale behind questions that its inspectors are...more

Tax Court: Stock based Compensation Costs Need not be Included in International Cost-Sharing Arrangements

The Stunning Altera Case - Employee stock options are an important part of compensation—both as income to the executives and as a deduction for the employer. But when stock options are used by multinational companies,...more

Applications like WhatsApp are reshaping government investigations and should be refocusing how compliance departments handle...

White Collar, Regulatory Defense, and Investigations Client Update - In today’s high tech world, the ways to communicate are almost limitless. This presents risks for organizations and challenges for compliance...more

New Anti-Trafficking Rule Presents Significant Challenges for Government Contractors

Effective today, a new Anti-Trafficking rule will substantially change and increase federal contractors’ compliance and certification requirements. ...more

New Requirements for Companies Hiring Foreign Workers Under Canada’s International Mobility Program

On February 11, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) issued amended regulations meant to enhance accountability for employers that hire foreign workers under the International Mobility Program (IMP), that is, those...more

Final Anti-Human Trafficking FAR and DFARS Rules Create Significant New Supply Chain Burdens and Liabilities for Government...

On January 29, 2015, the Department of Defense (DOD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the General Services Administration (GSA) published the final anti-human trafficking rule amending the current...more

An Update on FAA Regulatory Revisions, DOT and FAA Enforcement Actions, and Other Aviation-Related Regulatory Matters

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update provides an overview of recent FAA regulatory initiatives involving crew pairing, alcohol and drug testing rates, the use of aviation fuel taxes by airports and...more

Guide To Doing Business in Australia: Employment and Industrial Laws

EMPLOYMENT AND INDUSTRIAL LAWS - TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT - Employment relationships in Australia are regulated at a number of levels and by a range of statutory and quasi-statutory instruments. Which...more

The Latest Update on Aviation Regulatory Matters Involving DOT, FAA, TSA, and Other Federal Agencies

Congressional Action Impacting Aviation - Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Requests Airline Information on Ancillary Service Fees, Consumer Privacy Protection: Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV, chairman of the...more

The Impact of New Heavy Vehicle Regulations in the Road Transport Industry

With the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) beginning in February 2014 and the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal's first Road Safety Remuneration Order (RSRO) commencing in early May 2014, this year promises to be challenging...more

New Video Series with the ACC Provides Peer-To-Peer Ethics & Compliance Training for Senior Executives [Video]

Ethics and compliance training programs are typically designed for employees, and often do not address the issues and the specific responsibilities that high-level executives face daily. These leaders can pose the highest...more

Can SOX Go Overseas? The Debate Continues

The continuing controversy over whether retaliation claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("SOX") cover activities outside the United States continues to play out in the courts and administrative bodies. The two leading cases...more

Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C. - U.S. and Canadian Immigration and Nationality Newsletter and Update. (9.15.2013)

Dear Readers: The U.S. has a well-established innovation economy, similar to other developed nations. But certain challenges exist for countries to attract talent to fuel these industries. Our current immigration system,...more

DS-260 Immigrant Visa Electronic Application- Frequently Asked Questions 2013

Important Notice: Only immigrant visa applicants applying at certain U.S. embassies and consulates where NVC requested fees or documents in October 2010 or later may use the DS-260, Online Immigrant Visa Application. Review...more


This is continuation of serious of articles providing AILA’s (American Immigration Lawyers Association) on various tops as contained in Senate Bill S. 744 passed by the Senate, action or inaction in the House and AILA’s...more


AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) has provided its Take on “House Immigration Reform” which covers various topics including Legalization of undocumented aliens, provisions in Senate Bill S.744 passed by the...more


The following information is provided by the Visa Office regarding the cut-off dates for the month of September 2013....more

Judge Dismisses Suit to End Deportation Deferrals

Kris W. Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State has filed lawsuit in Federal Court seeking Curb Illegal Immigration. President Obama had issued policy memorandum to defer deportation of young undocumented immigrants and as of...more

Immigration Reform will decrease the federal deficit by $197 billion

Congressional budget analysts said that legislation to overhaul the nation's immigration laws would cut hundreds of billions from the federal deficit over the next two decades....more

U.S. Canada Begin Phase II of Entry/Exit Project 2013

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the implementation of Phase II of the Entry/Exit information system, a commitment of the Beyond the Border Action Plan....more


The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last Wednesday and declared that same-sex couples, who are legally married deserve equal rights to the benefits under federal law that go...more


Now that the Senate has passed the bipartisan bill in the Senate, we await to see what happens in the House. Will the House take up the Senate Bill and pass it or produce its own bill that includes a core piece of senate...more

The Changing Corporate Immigration Landscape

David began: "Clearly the most interesting trend in U.S. Business Immigration Law is President Obama's commitment to Comprehensive Immigration Reform ("CIR"). "The recent initiatives under the Deferred Action and Childhood...more

Visa Bulletin for August 2013 + Article

The following information is provided by the Visa Office regarding the cut-off dates for the month of August 2013....more

Visa Bulletin for August 2013

It came out last night. F2A is now current. India EB2 moved up to January 2008. See below.

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