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SEVP Draft Guidance on Pathway Programs

On September 26, 2014, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) posted draft guidance on pathway programs, seeking comment from stakeholders. It is the third in a series of related guidance…more
| Education, Immigration Law

From Second and State: Capitol Wrap – Week of September 2014

They say a week is a lifetime in politics, and given how much happened last week, we can see where that saying comes from. During the final session days of September, we saw the legislature finally pass the Philadelphia…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Taxation, Transportation

Risks of Over-Medicating Residents and Potential Liability Under the FCA

According to the Complaint, Country Villa Watsonville East Nursing Center (now Watsonville Nursing Center) and Country Villa Watsonville West Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (now Watsonville Post-Acute Center) “persistently…more
| Health

Eleventh Circuit Says No to Nunc Pro Tunc Stand-Alone 212(h) Waiver

A waiver of certain criminal grounds of inadmissibility under section 212(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is available to individuals applying for a visa, admission or adjustment of status. A lawful permanent…more
| Criminal Law, Immigration Law

USCIS Alert for Employers Regarding Certain Secure Stamps

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently alerted that on July 1, 2014, it began using blue ink for many of its secure stamps. The older secure red ink was retired and is no longer used by USCIS…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

From Second and State: Capitol Wrap — September 2014

This week the House and Senate returned to Harrisburg for their first session week since summer recess. Only a few voting days loom between now and the November 4 election, which leaves a great deal of speculation regarding how…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Taxation

From Second and State: Legislative Preview — September 2014

The legislature returns to Harrisburg next week for three of the remaining nine days of the 2013-2014 legislative session. While it is still unclear as of Friday what bills will see floor action, these three session days are…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Health, Taxation, Transportation

Proposed Amendment to California's Property Tax Rules – Attempting to Close a Commercial Real Estate Loophole

Proposition 13 generally limits taxes on real property to one percent of the full cash value of that property. “Full cash value” is defined as the assessor's valuation of the property tax bill, which typically is based upon the…more
| Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

Florida Regulator Promises Revision of Investment Adviser Rules – New Industry Group Forms

Officials from the Florida Office of Financial Regulation (“OFR”) met with representatives of the securities industry last month to discuss reform of regulations applicable to state-covered investment advisers…more
| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

India EB-2 Expected to Retrogress

The second preference employment based category for immigrant petitions for Indian nationals is expected to retrogress as early as November…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

OSHA Issues Revisions To Recordkeeping Requirements With Compliance Deadline Of January 1, 2015

On September 11, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule that updates several provisions of its standards regarding recordkeeping and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Capital Project Bills to Reduce Spending and Debt Head to House Floor

A bill that would curb spending increases for certain capital projects, and another to reduce borrowing, may be voted on by the full House Wednesday. The House Finance Committee approved H.B. 2419 and H.B. 2420 yesterday as part…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Charges Against Corporate Insiders Portend Vigorous Future SEC Enforcement of Section 16(a) and Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements

On September 10, 2014, the SEC announced charges against 28 officers, directors and major shareholders, as well as six publicly-traded companies, for violating federal securities laws requiring insiders to promptly report…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

ICE I-9 Audit Leads to $2 Million Fine Against Hotel

When an employer becomes the subject of an enforcement audit by ICE and I-9 violations are discovered, civil fines for simple paperwork violations – even if no undocumented workers are discovered – will range from $110 to $1,100…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Large Increase in Fee to Renounce Citizenship

Beginning September 6, 2014, the U.S Department of State fee to renounce U.S. citizenship increased fivefold—from $450 to $2,350. The increase, intended to discourage dual citizens from renouncing U.S. citizenship, comes after a…more
| Immigration Law
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