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USCIS Announces Employment Authorization Eligibility For Certain H-4 Spouses

As part of President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced eligibility for select H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B visa holders to obtain employment…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

College Athletes as Employees

Spring 2014 saw the first ever attempt to form a union among Division I college athletes, specifically the football team at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The National Labor Relation Board’s (“NLRB” or “Board”)…more
| Administrative Law, Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Time to Plan for the FY 2016 H-1B Cap Season

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year 2016 cap (FY 2016). Beneficiaries of successful FY 2016 H-1B petitions will be…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Recent Latin-American Anti-Corruption Investigations and Cases

In the last few years, several Latin American countries and the United States have increased their focus on anti-corruption matters. This article will survey some of the most significant recent public anti-corruption…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Illinois Pledges up to $30 Million for Solar Renewable Energy Credits

In 2014, the State of Illinois adopted its first solar renewable energy credit (SREC) program, establishing a “one-time supplemental procurement plan” (Procurement Plan) for SRECs. The Procurement Plan promotes solar development…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Government Contracting

U.S. Supreme Court Rebukes Reliance on Yard-Man In Retiree Health Benefit Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Sixth Circuit’s reliance on retiree-friendly inferences set forth in UAW v. Yard-Man are incompatible with ordinary principles of contract interpretation and should not be used when…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Can This Trademark Be Tacked? Ask the Jury

“Trademark tacking” is an issue of fact that must be decided by a jury, the U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, et al. “Trademark tacking” is the doctrine by which a trademark…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Significant Changes to Michigan FOIA Laws Coming In July

Michigan governmental entities will face significant new regulations on how they charge for responses to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests beginning July 1, 2015. …more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure

Is Your Software a Defense Article?

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations, or ITAR, control the export of software classified as a “defense article.” The United States Munitions List [USML] contains items regulated by the ITAR, including a range of…more
| International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Government Contracting

Michigan Puts New Road-Funding Tax Structure Up For May 5 Referendum Vote

Michigan voters will have the final say on approving a deal between Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan Legislature to overhaul the state’s tax structure to fund road improvements at a referendum election on May 5, 2015. The plan…more
| Constitutional Law, Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Transportation

Michigan Passes Student-Athlete Union Ban

Michigan is poised to officially ban student-athletes at public colleges and universities from forming or joining a labor union. Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign the recently passed bill into law by the end of the year…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Education, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Publishes Final Rule Revising Union Election Procedures

The National Labor Relations Board has again issued its final rule revising union election procedures, which will greatly shorten the time between when the union files an election petition and when the election is held. This new…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Employees May Use Employers’ Email System to Engage in Protected, Concerted Activity, NLRB Rules

Companies that provide employees access to email systems “must presumptively” allow those employees to use them for statutorily protected communications on non-working time, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled on…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Employee Time Spent During Security Screenings Is Not Compensable

Employees are not entitled to pay for time spent during security screenings at the end of the workday, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled on December 9, 2014. In Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk, two employees who worked…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Visa Restrictions on Foreign Entrepreneurs to Ease Under Obama Immigration Directives

President Barack Obama’s immigration directives, announced on November 20, 2014, include a plan to ease visa restrictions, “mak[ing] it easier and faster for high-skilled immigrants, graduates, and entrepreneurs to stay and…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law
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