Cohen & Grigsby, P.C

Global Immigration Update: The "BREXIT" Question

On 23 June 2016, the citizens of the United Kingdom voted in favor of leaving the European Union— the so-called "British Exit" or "Brexit". No doubt, you've seen the media coverage of this historical vote, which was primarily…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Several Countries Initiate Online Immigration Processes Immigration ProcessesI

Over the past several years, we've seen more countries take their immigration processes online. Some have instituted online forms, some have automated portions of the adjudication, and some have made the entire visa process…more
| Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Department of Labor Issues New Rule for Overtime Protections

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its much anticipated Final Rule, updating the regulations governing which "white collar workers" are exempt from the Fair Labor Standard Act's minimum wage and overtime pay…more
| Labor & Employment Law

New STEM OPT Extension Program Requirements

The new 24-month STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Math) Optional Practical Training (OPT) program will take effect on May 10, 2016. The substantially revised STEM OPT program expands total OPT time to 36 months for F-1…more
| Education, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

USCIS Announces FY 2017 H-1B Visa Cap Lottery Complete

On May 2, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has completed the data entry of all FY 2017 H-1B cap-subject petitions for both the “advanced degree” exemption petitions as well as the…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Defend Trade Secrets Act Of 2016

Companies seeking to protect their intellectual property should be aware that Congress has created a new federal law designed to prevent the actual and threatened misappropriation of trade secrets. Passed by the House and the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

Uncertainty Rises for Energy Sector Bankruptcies

In recent years, the energy sector has struggled with low commodity prices, oversupply, and logistical constraints — challenges which are poised to continue in the months ahead. These issues are putting a significant strain on…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

USCIS Announces FY 2017 H-1B Visa Cap Reached

On April 7, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory quota of 65,000 standard H-1B petitions and the cap exemption of…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Immigration Bulletin – Obama Administration Relaxes Travel Restrictions to Cuba

The Obama Administration has recently announced a further relaxation of travel restrictions for U.S. citizens interested in traveling to Cuba. The recent changes would allow individuals to travel to Cuba as part of educational…more
| Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Transportation

Immigration Bulletin – USCIS Announces New STEM OPT Regulations

The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued new F-1 student visa regulations that increase the amount of Optional Practical Training (OPT) employment authorization available to foreign students with academic…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

PA's New Strategy for Methane Reduction Raising the Bar on Air Emissions for Oil & Gas Operations

On January 19, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP") outlined a strategy to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas operations as part of their plan to establish…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Changes To FIRPTA Affecting Real Estate Transactions

The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act ("FIRPTA") is applicable to all transactions involving interests in real property where the Seller is a "foreign person" (this includes entities). According to the IRS, FIRPTA…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Budget Act of 2015 Alert

New Partnership Audit Rules Will Impact New and Existing Partnership Agreements - The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 will change significantly the audit, assessment, and collection procedures applicable to entities treated…more
| Business Organizations, Taxation

Global Immigration Law Updates

The Global Immigration Group at Cohen & Grigsby would like to make you aware of the following changes in global immigration practice and regulation: UNITED STATES PASSPORTS As of December 31, 2015, the U.S. State…more
| Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Immigration Law Updates - January 5, 2016

Following are recent and/or anticipated changes to United States immigration laws, which may impact our clients: Proposed Changes to the Visa Waiver Program Following Terror Concerns - In the aftermath of the Paris and…more
| Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology
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