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Global Immigration Solutions for Multinational Businesses
Navigating the New OFCCP Regulations on Affirmative Action Obligations: Make Sure Your Organization is Ready
What is at will employment law?
Structuring Compensation Programs – Interview with David Lagasse, Member, Mintz Levin
Executive Compensation Packages – Interview with David Lagasse, Member, Mintz Levin
What Employers Need to Know about Obesity in the Workplace
Is an Honor Vacation Policy Right for My Company?
Corporate Criminal Liability – Interview with Bridget Rohde, Member, Mintz Levin
The Affordable Care Act & the Impact on the C-Suite – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
The Affordable Care Act: The Structure of Health Plans – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Employer Issues: Trade Secrets & Class Action Lawsuits – Interview with David Barmak, Member, Mintz Levin
Social Networking: New Risks & Opportunities at Work
PODCAST - Inside Law - Defense of Marriage Act
Unpaid Internships: Are They Legal?
Zimmermann: Law Firm Partner Layoffs Should Be Routine
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
By now, most employers have faced situations in which they have discovered an employee has used a false Social Security number. Such discovery usually results in an employee discharge or resignation. A lawsuit filed on...more
On December 8, 2013 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released revised Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) for E-Verify browser users and new MOUs for users accessing E-Verify through web...more
California’s 20122013 Legislative Session concluded with the enactment of a variety of new laws that will affect California employers. In light of these developments, summarized below, California employers should review...more
Bulletin shows no movement of cutoff dates for individuals born in India in the EB-2 and EB-3 preference categories; the cutoff date for individuals born in China in the EB-3 category continues to move ahead of the EB-2...more
E-Verify, a semi-voluntary online program by which employers can confirm the identity and work authorization of workers as they are hired, is being programmed to "lock out" social security numbers (SSNs) that have been...more
The State Department released the Visa Bulletin for January 2014. There was forward movement in employer based third-preference categories, as well as other worker visa categories. ...more
On November 18, 2013, E-Verify announced an enhancement to combat identity fraud. USCIS can now “lock out” social security numbers that appear to have been used fraudulently. Once locked out, “tentative non-confirmations”...more
Participation in E-Verify is mandatory for certain businesses such as those having contracts with federal agencies. One of the requirements is that the “FAR clause,” which provides that a contractor not enrolled in E-Verify...more
Infosys, an Indian technology outsourcing company, has agreed to pay a fine of $34 million after an extensive investigation by federal prosecutors in Texas. The investigation alleged that the tech giant misused the B-1...more
Last month, U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is implementing an enhancement to the E-Verify program that is designed to help combat identity fraud. According to USCIS, the enhancement “provides...more
In This Issue:
- Harassment. Are your executive training programs effective?
- State Round-Up. Learn about the latest employment law news in your state
- Unions. Harold Coxson and Baker Wyche discuss the new...more
The Chicago immigration lawyers at the Shapiro Law Group are gearing up for the FY 2015 H-1B visa application period and are currently in the process of working with our clients to help them prepare their applications so that...more
On November 4, 2013, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted final approval of the revised ABT Settlement Agreement, bringing to a close class action litigation that began in December...more
Employment discrimination legislation, both at the state and federal level, is intended to preserve justice in the workplace and ensure that hiring and promotion is based upon merit and hard work, instead of prejudice. In...more
On December 3, 2013, the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) issued a decision, in the Matter of Island Holdings LLC, vacating supplemental prevailing wage determinations (PWDs) and increased wages imposed on...more
For an international business, moving products, data and other assets around the globe is hard enough -- but moving your key employees from one country to another poses a whole different level of difficulty and anxiety. While...more
Department of State’s Visa Office comments on demand in the employment-based immigrant visa categories, indicating an early retrogression of the cutoff date for EB-2 India.
Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control...more
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be releasing a new set of E-Verify memoranda of understanding (MOUs), which will become effective on December 8, 2013. The MOU is the legal document that must be executed...more
The California Legislature was unusually active this year. Significantly, California increased the state minimum wage, created new “unfair immigration-related practices,” and expanded protections for whistleblowers. All laws...more
This month, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new enhancement to its E-Verify system aimed at combating identity fraud by identifying and deterring fraudulent use of Social Security Numbers (SSN)...more
This year has brought many significant changes that will impact all California employers. This annual report from Greenberg Glusker’s Employment Group summarizes some of the most important new federal and state legal...more
With another year comes another new set of laws for California employers; what else would you expect from sending a bunch of legislators to Sacramento? Here is an overview of the highlights (or lowlights, depending on your...more
If you have employees in California, you are, no doubt, aware that California laws are constantly changing and have a tendency to sneak up on even the best companies. To help prepare you for the year ahead, here are five...more
In response to reports of alleged abuses of the H-1B (temporary specialty) and L (international transferee) visa categories, lawmakers in both the House and Senate appear to agree that major reform and increased enforcement...more
On November 18, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the implementation of a new program meant to help combat fraud and identity theft. The new E-Verify safeguard enables USCIS to “lock” a...more