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HTMLNew York State Lobbyists Required to Complete Training Before End of 2014
Mark F. Glaser, Joshua L. Oppenheimer; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
As a result of broad ethics reform legislation enacted in 2011, the New York State Legislative Law mandates that the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE or the Commission) “provide an online ethics training course for individuals registered as lobbyists.” The law...

 

HTMLAustralia: Fair Work Inspectors Can Now Check For Immigration Compliance
Ian R. Macdonald, Shaun Staller; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 27, 2014, previously published on October 5, 2014
All Australian businesses were already under the obligation to only employ staff authorized to work in Australia. Those businesses that are registered to sponsor overseas employees have additional obligations as well, such as a duty to provide notifications to the Department of Immigration and...

 

HTMLSCOTUS Grants Certiorari to Two Immigration-Based Cases for 2015 Term: Will the Government Have to Explain Its Exercise of “Discretion”?
Ian R. Macdonald, Shaun Staller; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014
The United States Supreme Court is back in session as of last Monday, Oct. 6—often referred to as “First Monday” due to the fact that the term must begin on the first Monday of October by law. Among its roughly 50 case docket, featuring headliners that will refine Fourth Amendment...

 

HTMLSouth Africa Tightens its Immigration Laws
Rebecca B. Schechter; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
As we reported earlier this month, South Africa instituted some important changes to its immigration laws this year. South Africa has utilized the familiar “carrot and stick” approach in its immigration overhaul: while it has extended the validity of its major employment visas, South...

 

HTMLInfosys Whistleblower Retaliation Claim Filed in New Jersey
Scott T. Decker; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
A former Infosys Ltd. employee filed a lawsuit late last week in New Jersey federal court alleging that he was pressured to resign from the company and that the company continues to retaliate against him by refusing to rehire him. This is the second lawsuit he has filed against Infosys. As...

 

HTMLUruguay Enhances Intra-MERCOSUR Mobility in EU-like Move
Ian R. Macdonald, Shaun Staller; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014
The Uruguayan government has enacted a new immigration law—effective later in October—that will offer expedited 30-business-day processing of permanent residence permits and accompanying work authorization to MERCOSUR nationals. It is expected to issue implementing regulations and...

 

HTMLRussia: Employers Have Until October 30 to Report Salaries of Highly Qualified Specialists
Ian R. Macdonald, Shaun Staller; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
The Russian Federal Migration Service requires that companies operating in Russia that employ Highly Qualified Specialists (HQS) report the salaries paid to those HQS during the third quarter of 2014 (July 1 to Sept. 30) before the end of the month.

 

HTMLNovember Visa Bulletin Confirms Fears of Significant Retrogression for EB-2 India
Scott T. Decker; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
The Department of State released its November Visa Bulletin today. It is a mixture of good news and really bad news. The good news is that the EB-2 and EB-3 categories for all countries, except for India, continue to experience forward movement. Worldwide, EB-2 availability remains current and EB-3...

 

HTMLUSCIS Launches myE-Verify with Identity Protection Features
Scott T. Decker; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014
On October 6, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced the launch of myE-Verify — a new website designed to be a “one-stop shop” for employees to create and maintain secure personal accounts and access new features for...

 

HTMLBermuda Reveals New Draft Work Permit Policy
Catharine Yen; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 5, 2014
On October 1, 2014, the Minister of Home Affairs revealed the new Draft Work Permit Policy which offers new categories of work permits. The goal of the new work permit policy is to restore economic health to Bermuda and create job opportunities for local Bermudians. Minister of Home Affairs intends...

 


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