Benesch B-Cast 07: Immigration Deadlines and Demands Employers Need to Know
With the United States job market continuing to recover slowly but steadily, and immigration reform legislation becoming an increasingly more distant possibility in the 114th Congress, it is extremely likely that H-1B visas...more
MNsure Reform -
Minnesota’s already low rate of people without health insurance fell even more over the past year, a survey from Gallup finds. At the beginning of 2014, just 9.5 percent of Minnesotans lacked health...more
The Time is Now -
Based on the extremely limited nature of the H-1B filing window, employers are advised to begin laying the groundwork now to maximize the opportunity to obtain one of the highly coveted H-1B slots....more
As Minnesota’s lottery system turns 25 years old, director Ed Van Petten has sought to follow the lead of the most technologically-advanced state lottery systems in the country by expanding into the profitable market of...more
It’s a lottery where you can’t lose, but is it legal? A growing promotional trend being utilized by financial institutions such as banks and credit unions is the offering of prize-linked savings (PLS) products, which provide...more
Pay Raises -
Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican House are sparring over state agency commissioner pay. Last month, Dayton increased pay for 26 commissioners and department heads by a total of $802,000. Republicans say...more
The additional gaming tax on video lottery and AWP licensees in Italy has now come into force and has also been allocated among licensees with surprises among operators....more
Employers may first apply for 2016 H-1B visas for individuals not currently in H-1B status on April 1, 2015 with a start date of October 1, 2015. USCIS received approximately 172,500 H-1B petitions during the first week...more
€500 million of additional gaming taxes, an approval procedure for CTDs and a new license application process for lotto games have been approved in Italy as part of the budget law.
The Italian Parliament has just...more
As states continue to search for ways to generate additional revenue, several states have explored the possibility of selling lottery tickets online. Online lottery ticket sales represent an untapped market for state...more
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has launched a consultation aimed at assessing how lotteries and lottery type products are offered in the British market....more
The Norwegian Ministry of Cultural Affairs has sent a matter for public hearing which concerns allowing large scale private lotteries in Norway.
The Ministry suggests that up to five new private lottery participants...more
The status of the Italian videolottery market might considerably change after the new measures ordered against B Plus Giocolegale Ltd., one the largest Italian videolottery and AWP (comma 6A) operators, which placed the...more
On June 20, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court accepted review of a Fifth District decision that certified the following question of great public importance...more
Recently, the Council of Ministers approved to the plan of the State Secretary for Security and Justice, mr. Teeven, to reform the Dutch games of chance market.
The current policy on games of chance will be modernized...more
In April, the office of the Auditor General of Ontario released a special report criticizing the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s Modernization Plan as “overly ambitious” and “overly optimistic”.
On April 28, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began premium processing for H-1B visa petitions subject to the 2015 cap, including H-1B petitions seeking an exemption from the fiscal year cap for...more
Given that the H-1B visa cap was, once again, met quickly, many U.S. employers are scrambling to figure out how to hire and retain the foreign national employees that they need. As we recently reported, the U.S. Citizenship...more
Yesterday the Spanish Official National Gazette published a new regulation developing the Spanish AML legislation (Royal Decree 304/2014, of 5 May 2014, approving the regulation developing Law 10/2010, of 28 April 2010, on...more
On May 2, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that data entry for all FY 2015 H-1B cap petitions has been completed. The agency will now begin to reject and return all H-1B cap-subject petitions...more
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that data entry of all FY15 H-1B cap petitions has been completed. USCIS will now begin returning all H-1B cap petitions that were not selected in the lottery....more
On April 7, 2014, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the numerical limit for the H-1B Cap has been met. The USCIS confirmed that it received 172,500 H-1B petitions in one week, exceeding the...more
USCIS received approximately 172,500 H-1B cap-subject petitions during the filing period that began April 1 and conducted its computer-generated random selection process on April 10.
Three Dutch lotteries currently holding a license for organizing charity lotteries (the Nationale Postcode Loterij, BankGiro Loterij and Vrienden Loterij have expressed their wish to pay less to charitable organizations....more
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that 172,500 H-1B petitions were received during the filing period which began April 1, 2014. This number includes petitions filed under the advanced degree...more
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