Earlier this month, the Federal Court in Western Australia dismissed an application made by the Fair Work Ombudsman, alleging contravention of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Fair Work Act) by several foreign and...more
A key element of immigration control involves tracking the arrival and departure of foreign visitors to the United States. While the need for arrival controls is apparent, many argue that recording departures is also...more
In August, the Office of Inspector General issued a report on L-1 visas that will undoubtedly affect the future availability and adjudication process of such visas in the future. The L-1 visa category is used by...more
I am pleased to present to you DLA Piper’s “Doing Business in Japan” Guide.
Japan is the world’s third largest economy and remains cutting-edge in business. In 2012, 68 Global 500 Companies were headquartered in...more
A Florida bill requiring international residents to carry a special permit to drive in the state was repealed recently in an effort to boost the state’s tourist-friendly image. Gov. Rick Scott signed HB 7059 after the Senate...more
There are numerous opportunities for employers to hire foreign nationals who are legally authorized to work in the U.S., but understanding the various eligible classifications and complying with verification procedures can be...more
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York recently dismissed a case with prejudice by an employee whistleblower that lived in Taiwan. The court stated there is no evidence that Congress intended...more
Estate litigation and probate proceedings are sometimes complicated when a beneficiary, close family member or other interested party is a citizen of a foreign nation. In an attempt to ease this burden, international...more
The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC)'s new record retention system was approved by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
The H-1B non-immigrant visa is available to foreign workers who are employed by U.S. companies in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialized fields, such as scientists, engineers, or...more
A lawsuit brought by a foreign national doctor earning a six-figure income against the physician owner of his former employer alleging violations of a federal forced labor statute is being allowed to go forward, with the...more
Until recently, U.S. offerors and others had to make offerings of EB-5 project investments solely offshore in order to benefit from Regulation S, an exclusion from registration requirements. The offerors had to exclude...more
The Department of State ("DOS") has announced the registration period for the DV-2015 Diversity Visa ("DV-2015") lottery. It will begin on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4), and will conclude on Saturday,...more
Asia Employment Law Update -
Labor Contract Law Amendments on Dispatch Employees Come Into Effect - Implementation Details Still Uncertain:
During July 2013, the Decision on Amending the Labor Contract Law of...more
As part of the series of posts on the most relevant legal matters affecting the fashion industry, we discussed about wearable technologies and privacy while in this post we want to cover the issue of franchising agreements...more
There is no significant movement in cutoff dates in the employment-based categories; spouses and children of permanent resident family-based sponsors no longer remain current.
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has...more
Non-U.S. taxpayers are generally exempt from U.S. federal income tax on gain from the sale of U.S.-situs capital assets. The one major exception is U.S. real estate. Under the Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Property Tax...more
Miami, Florida – The FBI arrest Saturday, Aug. 31, of Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, for attempting to extort money from former Aerosur Airlines owner Humberto Roca, [United...more
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently learned of a new telephone scam targeting individuals and employers with applications pending with the USCIS. ...more
Last Friday, the Second Circuit held that the presumption against extraterritoriality applies to criminal cases, resolving a key question left open by the United States Supreme Court in Morrison v. National Australia Bank,...more
The O-1A visa category is available to foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, education, business, or athletics who want to work in the United States....more
EB-3 category for individuals from most countries advances significantly, and EB-2 category for individuals from India advances by five-and-a-half months.
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its September...more
This alert analyses the most important legal positions adopted by the Presidium of the Russian Federation Supreme Commercial Court (the “SCC”) in its recently published Review of certain issues arising in commercial courts’...more
Over a year ago I blogged about the situation of former employees of Verizon who had never worked or resided in the United States but who had U.S. income taxes withheld from payments under benefit plans in which they...more
2012 was a record year for Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the agency charged with I-9 enforcement. In 2012, HSI commenced 3,004 I-9 investigations and completed 495, charging...more