Cohen & Grigsby, P.C

Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing Service for All H-1B Petitions

On March 3, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will temporarily suspend the premium processing service for all H-1B nonimmigrant visa petitions beginning on April 3, 2017. The…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Immigration Bulletin – President Trump’s Immigration-Related Executive Orders

During his first week in office, President Donald Trump issued two sets of Executive Orders regarding immigration issues. Additionally, and although not yet promulgated, drafts of a third immigration-based Executive Order…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Act 103 Finally Clarifies Execution Requirements and Agents’ Duties Under PA Commercial Powers of Attorney

Act 95 of 2014 enacted several changes to Pennsylvania's financial power of attorney statute (Chapter 56 of Title 20) that inadvertently affected commercial powers of attorney, including stock powers and confessions of judgment…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

PA to Establish Construction Notices Directory to Further Regulate Mechanics' Lien Claims

The Commonwealth is to establish a Construction Notices Directory by December 31, 2016, although that date may be delayed. When the Directory becomes operational, owners of construction projects over $1,500,000 will have the…more
| Civil Remedies, Construction Law

Pennsylvania’s New Oil and Gas Regulations for Unconventional Wells – Part 2: Recent developments; waste management, impoundments, and secondary containment; site restoration

Part 1 of this Client Alert provided background on Pennsylvania’s new regulations for unconventional oil and gas wells – published on October 8, 2016 as Chapter 78a (the “Chapter 78a Regulations”) – and highlighted sections…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

New Employment-Based Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa Regulation

On November 18, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its Final Rule amending regulations related to certain employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs. The new rule will take effect on January…more
| Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Federal Judge Issues Nationwide Injunction Blocking Implementation of New Overtime Pay Rules

On November 22, 2016, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction enjoining the Department of Labor ("DOL") from implementing and enforcing changes to the white collar exemptions from overtime pay that the DOL announced…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

The Latest from Canada, Cuba, and the United Kingdom - Updates to Previous Announcements

In various bulletins earlier in the year, we let you know about some significant changes that were coming in Canada, Cuba, and the United Kingdom, and we promised to keep you updated as the situations continued to develop…more
| Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form

On November 14, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The new form will replace the 2013 version and will be valid until August 31,…more
| Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

November 15, 2016 Implementation Date for BIS and DDTC Harmonized Destination Control Statements

As part of the President's Export Control Reform (E CR) initiative, the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) issued a final rule…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Updates on the Department of Homeland Security's New Electronic Visa Update System and Immigration Fee Schedule

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued two final immigration rules. First, DHS has established a new Electronic Visa Update System. Second, DHS has issued a new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services…more
| Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Pennsylvania’s New Oil and Gas Regulations for Unconventional Wells – Part 1: Planning and Permitting

The new rules for unconventional oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania are finally here. The regulations in Chapter 78a, relating to unconventional wells, were publish ed in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on October 8, 2016. Recent…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

October 2016 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State (DOS) has issued a Visa Bulletin update for the month of October 2016 and, for the first time since November 2015, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced permission…more
| Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

12-year-old Awarded Patent for Human-Powered Generator

What started as a science fair project for then 12-year-old George Panousis of Penn Hills has led to a patent two years later. With the help of his father and Lisa Geary of Cohen & Grigsby’s intellectual property group, the…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

NLRB Considers Graduate Students “Employees” and Permits Union Organizing

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) reversed long-standing precedent in a recent decision involving graduate students, expanding the numbers of employees that may organize into unions. In Columbia University, the NLRB…more
| Education, Labor & Employment Law
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