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Illinois Passes Legislation Approving Same-Sex Marriage: What Does This Mean for Binational Same-Sex Couples?

On November 5, the Illinois legislature voted to pass legislation that legalizes same-sex marriage in Illinois. Gov. Pat Quinn plans to sign the bill into law on November 20, 2013, and effective June 1, 2014, same-sex couples...more

Employment Flash - November 2013

In This Issue: - OFCCP Releases VEVRAA and Rehabilitation Act Section 503 Final Rules - US Supreme Court to Decide Whether Severance Payments Are Subject to FICA - SDNY Rules That NYC Human Rights Law Does Not...more

CIS Legal Update - September 2013: Notable Developments in Russian Employment Law

Significant New Amendments to the Russian Labor Code - During the first half of 2013, a number of amendments were introduced into the Russian Labor Code. These amendments relate to remote employment, production...more

Orrick World: A Quarterly Report of Global Employment Law Issues for Multinationals - Fall 2013

Asia Employment Law Update - Labor Contract Law Amendments on Dispatch Employees Come Into Effect - Implementation Details Still Uncertain: During July 2013, the Decision on Amending the Labor Contract Law of...more

An Immigration Guide for International Same-Sex Married Couples

As we recently reported, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in the case of U.S. v. Windsor that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and President Obama subsequently directed federal government...more

EEOC’s Dallas District Signs Historic Agreement with Mexican Consulate

DALLAS - The Dallas District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Consulate General of Mexico on Aug. 26 in Dallas. The agreement creates a...more

International Employment Law Review: August 2013 - Issue 4: Recent Employment Law Developments in Russia

Legislation - Significant New Amendments to the Russian Labor Code - During the first half of 2013, a number of amendments were introduced into the Russian Labor Code. These amendments relate to remote...more

Health Alert (Australia) - 8 July 2013

In This Issue: - Judgments - Legislation - Reports - Excerpt from Judgments: New South Wales. Medical Tribunal - Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) v Saedlounia [2013] NSWMT 13...more

DOMA Project Explains Green Card “Basics” for Same-Sex Couples

The DOMA Project, a non-profit group fighting to stop deportations and separations of same-sex bi-national couples who are immigration casualties of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”), has created a video about “green card...more

EEOC’S Detroit Field Office Director and Mexican Consulate Sign Historic Outreach Agreement

Pact Establishes Ongoing Collaborative Relationship Between the Two Entities DETROIT - The Detroit Field Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with...more

Orrick World: A Quarterly Report of Global Employment Law Issues for Multinationals - Fall 2012

In This Issue: - Asia Employment Law Update - France Employment Law Update - Germany Employment Law Update - South Africa Employment Law Update - UK Employment Law Update - United States...more

Practical Problems With Attempts To Change The Fourteenth Amendment Through An Interstate Birth Certificate Compact

Originally published in 17 Bender’s Immigration Bulletin - May 1, 2012. Recently, many politicians have proposed changing the Fourteenth Amendment’s Citizenship Clause to exclude the U.S.-born children of persons who do...more

Nigeria Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2011

Introduction – Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2011 Terrorism has continued to threaten global peace and prosperity. To address this criminal activity, governments all over the world, including the Nigerian government, have...more

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Torture Suit Against Former Somali Official

In an unanimous decision issued on June 1, 2010, by the Supreme Court of the United States, it was decided that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act does not protect an individual acting in his official capacity on behalf of...more

Turning a Blind Eye: the Tragedy of Convenient Human Rights

“One death is a tragedy; one million, a statistic.” These were the words of Joseph Stalin, who, as the leader of the Soviet Union's Communist Party, was responsible for the killing of millions upon millions of Russian...more

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