Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

One Oxford Centre 301 Grant Street, 20th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219, United States

Contact: Katie Wilson

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PERM Denial Upheld for Failure to Include Free Housing Benefit in Advertisement

An important goal of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is to protect U.S. workers from being displaced in the job market by foreign workers. Certain employment-based permanent residence applications therefore require…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

News from Second and State | January 2015

The 2015-2016 session is now in officially in full swing. With the pomp and circumstance of Governor Wolf’s swearing in behind them, legislators started to get down to the nitty-gritty this week…more
| Education, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Nonprofit Law

New Jersey Adopts Onerous Test That Presumes Workers Are Employees (and Not Independent Contractors) For State Wage Law Purposes

In Hargrove v. Sleepy’s, LLC, No. 2015 WL 214382 (January 14, 2015), the New Jersey Supreme Court answered a certified question from the Third Circuit by holding that the “ABC” test, derived from the New Jersey Unemployment…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Effective February 2015: New Higher Thresholds Under the Hart-Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976

Certain threshold limits under the Hart-Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (HSR Act) will be increased. The changes will become effective on February 20, 2015. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Mergers & Acquisitions

Time to Get Ready for the H-1B Season

The most common H work visa is the H-1B which is for “specialty occupations.” A specialty occupation is one that requires at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a specific field of study as a minimum for entry into a…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

News from Second and State

Just in time for his inauguration today, Governor-elect Tom Wolf announced his selection for additional positions in his administration. Wolf announced that current Chief Inspector for the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General…more
| Elections & Politics

Global Entry Expanded to Citizens of Panama

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently published a general notice announcing that it will be expanding the Global Entry program to citizens of the Republic of Panama…more
| Immigration Law

News from Second and State

Even though the 199th General Assembly was sworn in on January 6, the real action starts next week with the inauguration of a new governor and organizational meetings of each of the standing committees. Not much is expected to…more
| Elections & Politics

DOL to Modernize Recruitment and Application Requirements for the PERM Program

Before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may approve certain employment-based immigrant petitions, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) must certify that (a) there are not sufficient U.S. workers who are able, willing,…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

USCIS Seeks Feedback on RFE Template for Multinational Executive and Manager Category

In April 2010, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched its Request for Evidence (RFE) Project, an initiative to review and revise the agency’s Service Center RFE templates. Since then, USCIS has published and…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Further from the Wolf Camp:

Governor-elect Tom Wolf has nominated five additional people to Cabinet posts this week and has selected one more member of his executive staff. Current head of purchasing for Georgetown University Curt Topper has been asked to…more
| Elections & Politics

Commonwealth Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Natural Gas Production on State-Owned Lands and Use of Lease Funds in General Budget

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation (PEDF) to declare unconstitutional and enjoin natural gas extraction from State park and forest land. PEDF…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Businesses Should Review Terms of Energy Supply Contracts

Now is the time to determine if your business is vulnerable to price swings for electricity and natural gas supply due to the volatility of the wholesale market. With cold winter months ahead, money-saving options may be…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

What We Know So Far About The Wolf Administration

Slowly but surely, Governor-elect Tom Wolf has been rolling out his selections for his executive staff and his nominees for cabinet positions. With just over a week until the inauguration, here’s what we know so far..…more
| Elections & Politics

NLRB Dramatically Changes Its Deferral Policies in Alleged Discrimination Cases

In Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., Inc., 361 NLRB No. 132 (December 15, 2014), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) significantly altered the standards under which it will defer to grievance and arbitration proceedings,…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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