Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

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

Contact: Katie Wilson

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Reminder: Florida Minimum Wage Increase Effective January 2015

Florida’s minimum wage will increase from $7.93 to $8.05 per hour effective January 1, 2015. Also effective January 1, minimum wage for tipped employees will increase from $4.91 to $5.03 per hour, plus tips (keeping the tip…more
| Labor & Employment Law

I-9 Verification Updates from AILA-DHS Liaison Meeting

On November 6, 2014, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee met with USCIS Verification Division and ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Washington, D.C. …more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Transition Committee Members

Governor-elect Tom Wolf recently announced the members of his transition teams. These teams will work with the outgoing administration to better understand the issues and challenges that face the executive branch. …more
| Elections & Politics

National Labor Relations Board Overrules Register Guard and Recognizes Employees' Right to Use Employer's Email for Section 7 Activity

A recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision that reverses prior law should cause all employers to review and evaluate their email system policies. In Purple Communications, Inc., 361 NLRB No. 126 (Dec. 11, 2014), the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Court Asserts its Authority in a Cross-Border Bankruptcy Case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently asserted its authority in addressing an asset sale in a cross-border bankruptcy case where the main insolvency proceeding was conducted in the British Virgin…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Supreme Court Rules That Time Spent Clearing a Security Checkpoint Is Not Compensable Under the FLSA

In Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, 2014 WL 6885951(U.S. Dec. 9, 2014), the Supreme Court held that time employees spend waiting to undergo and undergoing security screenings is not compensable work time under the…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Administrative Changes Will Create Opportunities for Startups

As we recently reported, on November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions broadly covering immigration law. One such action relates to the implementation of a parole system for inventors, researchers…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Beware of Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program Scams

In October, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would implement the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program (HFRPP) beginning in early 2015. The program will help unify families and promote…more
| Immigration Law

Pennsylvania Society

There’s a lot of scuttlebutt this week in political circles about Pennsylvania Society weekend. Who’s hosting events? Who’s going to events? Or, sometimes more importantly (or interestingly), who’s not going to events?…more
| Elections & Politics

New Administrative Law Judge Joins OCAHO

On December 5, 2014, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced the appointment of Stacy Stiffel Paddack as an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO)…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Year-End Employment Tax Update– Complying With the Special Timing Rule for Nonqualified Deferred Compensation

Under a special timing rule contained in the federal tax regulations, benefits earned under many nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements are subject to Social Security and Medicare employment taxes (FICA taxes) as of the…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Why is My I-94 Expiration Date Different from My Form I-797 or Visa?

Form I-94 is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Arrival/Departure Record issued by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to foreign nationals admitted to the U.S. Form I-94 designates the duration of authorized…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Detailed Breakdown of the President’s Executive Action on Immigration

As previously reported, on November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families and require certain undocumented…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Recent Developments Relating to Antitrust and Intellectual Property: Patent Assertion Entities, FRAND and Patent Misuse

On Thursday November 6, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it had reached an agreement with MPHJ Technology Investments (MPHJ), a patent assertion entity, to settle the FTC’s Complaint that MPHJ allegedly made…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Business Torts, Intellectual Property

Major Immigration Changes

On Thursday evening, November 20, 2014, President Obama summarized his Immigration Accountability Executive Actions. This will signal the beginning of contentious political debate that should go on for at least the next few…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law
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