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Newsbreak: What You Post on Facebook Can Be Used Against You
As More States Implement Social Media Password Laws, There’s Still Some Blind Spots
Failed Unpaid Intern Class Action Hints at Impact of Comcast v. Behrend
Dewey's Bankruptcy Lawyer: More Large Law Firms Will Fail
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Yahoo’s New Parental Leave Policy Raises Some Interesting FMLA Questions
Ann Curry’s Departure from the Today Show Presents a Number of Lessons for Employers
Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
D.C. Court Wreaks Havoc on NLRB Pro-Worker Cases
Can You Be Fired for a Tattoo?
President Obama Appoints Three Members to NLRB, but Will They Be Confirmed?
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Your Employer Doesn’t Own Your LinkedIn Account, and They Shouldn’t Try To
What You Need to Know About New Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
Study Reveals Alarming Statistics On Theft and Employee Misuse of Company Data
As Expected, Noel Canning v. NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court
Marijuana in the Workplace
5 Risks of Telecommuting (And How Employers Should Handle Them)
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
As you may know, F-1 students who filed H-1B petitions and were accepted as part of the lottery are eligible for cap-gap extension coverage. This allows F-1 students who have a pending or approved H-1B petition to have their...more
On April 5, 2013, USCIS announced that it had received more than the allotted 65,000 “regular” and 20,000 US master’s degree applications for H-1B status. ...more
The improving economy is expected to put pressure on U.S. employers seeking to hire highly skilled foreign graduates and professionals who need an H-1B visa. The H-1B visa cap of 65,000 (plus 20,000 for applicants who possess...more
In a bid to reduce the loss of talent and jobs to countries like Canada, Chile and the United Kingdom, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators, including Jerry Moran, R-Kan., Mark Warner, D-Va., Chris Coons, D-Del. and Roy Blunt,...more
Just days ago, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators announced their support for a bill that would greatly increase the number of highly-skilled immigrants who could legally enter and reside in the U.S....more
The U.S. system of colleges and universities is one of the country’s greatest strengths, attracting the best and the brightest students from around the world. Unfortunately, when those students are finished studying here,...more
Many hospitality employers use the Exchange Visitor Program which is intended to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by educational and cultural exchanges....more
In This Issue:
- Baristas and Buttons: NLRB v. Starbucks By Craig A. Cowart (Memphis)-
The next time you stop in for your morning “must-have” caffeine, take a look at your Starbucks barista. He or she is likely to...more
New changes to Immigration Rules affect migrant workers and students and include minimum salary thresholds for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) applicants, a new visitor category, and a Graduate Entrepreneur route.
In a press release dated January 31, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a number of proposed administrative reforms designed to enable the United States to attract and retain highly skilled foreign...more
New F, M and J nonimmigrants often apply for a driver’s license or Social Security number (SSN) either too early after entering the United States or without the proper documentation. The purpose of the following information...more
B-1/B-2 visas are the most common nonimmigrant visas used for temporary entry into the United States. B-1 visas are typically used for business-related visits while B-2 visas are used for pleasure-related visits. With few...more
It seems simple. Use existing resources and talents at your university, medical school, or healthcare system to make more money, maybe a lot more money. No risk. Just a product extension.
Experience as an outside...more
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) still has slots available in fiscal year 2012 for foreign workers in specialty occupations under the H-1B program, but the window of opportunity is closing rapidly....more
Does your company rely on H-1B workers to fill critical positions? Do you anticipate hiring foreign nationals in the upcoming months? Fiscal Year 2012 H-1B visas are going fast and expected to be exhausted by the end of...more
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the allotment of 20,000 H-1B petition approvals available to foreign nationals holding a U.S. master's or higher degree has been exhausted for fiscal year...more
Under immigration law, the H-1B program allows U.S. employers to hire foreign nationals in “specialty occupation” positions, which require a bachelor's degree or the equivalent. Under current law, there is a cap on the number...more
Current Trends in Business Immigration Law: Transformation, E-Verify and IMAGE - FREE SEMINAR - by David H. Nachman on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 4:43pm
Current Trends in Business Immigration Law: Transformation,...more
Employers of foreign teachers learned some hard lessons this year about following the rules for H-1B visa holders. In March, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) assessed over $1.7 million in civil money...more
In This Issue:
- Is The “Post” Man Coming To Your School? By William Blackie (Cleveland)
Imagine that on November 14, 2011, as the Director of the St. James Interdenominational Faith Academy, one of the school’s...more
On May 12th, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an updated STEM Designated Degree Program List including additional degrees which will now qualify for a 17-month extension of Optional Practical Training...more
GAY MARRIAGES GET RECOGNITION: CIS OFFICES ACCEPT SAME SEX MARRIAGE GREEN CARD PETITIONS - Whoever said that hell would not freeze over?
There is a great deal of hype on the web that seems to have its genesis in a report...more
A liaison for the American Immigration Lawyers Association has reported that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) will be sending out a clarification that teaching hospitals affiliated with a medical...more
1. Openers; 2. ABCs of Immigration Law: The DREAM Act Proposal; 3. Ask Visalaw.com; 4. Border and Enforcement News: Feds at odds with Victorville, CA over regional center, California student released after intervention by...more
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*USCIS Implements H-1B and L-1 Fee Increases for Certain Employers
*Kentucky Consular Center Conducting Unannounced Telephonic Audits of Nonimmigrant Visa Petitioners and Employers
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