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Extension of post-graduation OPT for STEM students on F-1 visas invalid

On August 12, 2015, in the case of Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia held that a 2008 DHS interim final rule extending the…more
| Civil Procedure, Education, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

How to choose an adoption attorney for direct adoptions

It is very important to select a knowledgeable adoption attorney who has experience with direct placement adoptions. To find qualified attorneys, go to the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and find an attorney near you. If…more
| Family Law

Revisit employment policies in light of Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling

Since December 2013, when the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah concluded that Utah’s definition of marriage as the union between only a man and a woman was unconstitutional, the validity of same-sex marriage has been…more
| Constitutional Law, Family Law, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Recent trends involving the L-1 Visa category for intra-company transferees

This article is the second in a two-part series involving the L-1 visa category for intra-company transferees. The previous article provided an overview of the L-1 visa category and suggested strategies to maximize its use in…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Do dropped channels mean you can drop your satellite contract?

Salt Lake City — (KUTV) Ted Hansgen is not shy about which is his favorite 24-hour news network channel. "I spend a lot of time watching Fox News," he said. So when Ted was propositioned to switch TV providers this…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

NLRB General Counsel sets sights on common employer policies

Creation of sound and legally compliant employee handbook policies has been something of a moving target in recent years because of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) continual review and interpretation of employee…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Trademark due diligence in M&A: The steps everyone overlooks

These 13 straightforward pointers can guide your due diligence in relation to trademarks - Lists of assets are a key part of merger and acquisition transactions. When those assets include patents, the transaction…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

What does "will be insured" actually mean?

Balancing obligations to provide health and life insurance benefits to retirees with other legitimate business needs can be tricky. Although retirees depend on the benefits, employers may need to modify benefit plans for…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Q&A With Kirton McConkie's Jacob Muklewicz

Jacob T. Muklewicz is a Shareholder in Kirton McConkie PC's Salt Lake City office. Muklewicz's practice focuses on business and investor immigration. He helps employers and investors obtain the proper visas for their executive,…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

The TN visa category: An oasis in the desert of dried up international talent pools

During the first week of April, when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) accepted new H-1B petitions subject to the annual cap, USCIS received approximately 233,000 petitions for only 85,000 available H-1B visas…more
| Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Twelve Communities in Western Mass. on Board for Muni Broadband Project

This country was founded upon communities in New England helping themselves instead of relying on others to fix their problems, said Blair Levin, Gig.U executive director, speaking to us on municipal broadband projects. So it’s…more
| Communications & Media Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Three worlds: Domain names, trademarks and trade names: Understanding the differences between the three can help you to avoid mistakes and properly protect your intellectual property

When we talk about the brand or the identity of a company, we often think of these three things as being synonymous: the company’s legal name, under which it is registered with a state government (its business name or trade…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Recent changes to employing foreign workers

This month, we take a survey of recent changes affecting employers’ ability to attract and retain foreign workers. L-1B visa denials According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) data released under a…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

3 things you must get right when you first register your brand

Applying to register a trademark is a simple process. You fill out a form at uspto.gov, enter your credit card information and click submit. It seems so easy that you may wonder why LegalZoom should even charge a fee for…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Does your brand occupy the field? Check-the-box versus strategic planning

Protecting your brand through a federal trademark registration is a straightforward and appropriate step that almost every business should take. In fact, for many businesses a strong brand may be their single most valuable…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property
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