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HTMLFifth Circuit Rejects SOX Whistleblower Claims Not Raised in Administrative Complaint; Adopts Liberal "Reasonable Belief" Pleading Standard With Respect to Protected Conduct
Mary E. Pivec; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2015, previously published on August 11, 2015
Executive Summary: On July 31, 2015, the Fifth Circuit issued a decision that may have both a positive and negative impact on employers defending whistleblower retaliation claims under the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX). In this decision, the court held that a former employee could not proceed with the...

 

HTMLUSCIS Issues Final Guidance on When to File an Amended or New H-1B Petition After Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC - But Cautions the Public: ‘Don't Rely on It'
Geetha Nadiminti Adinata, Mary E. Pivec, Charles A. Roach; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 27, 2015
Executive Summary: On July 21, 2015, USCIS issued Final Guidance for agency adjudicators regarding applying the precedent decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC. As we previously reported, Matter of Simeio radically reinterpreted the agency's H-1B regulations retroactively to require filing an...

 

HTMLEvents Planning Company Fined over $600,000 for Serious I-9 Paperwork Violations
Mary E. Pivec; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2015, previously published on July 17, 2015
Executive Summary: On July 8, 2015, an administrative law judge (ALJ) ordered Hartmann Studios to pay a fine of over $600,000 for more than 800 I-9 paperwork violations, the largest fine awarded by an ALJ for paperwork violations to date. In United States v. Hartmann Studios, Inc. (OCAHO Case No....

 

HTMLU.S. Department of State Announces Two-Thirds of its Consular Posts are Online and Processing Visas
Geetha Nadiminti Adinata, Vivien Fang Peaden, Mary E. Pivec, Charles A. Roach; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 24, 2015
Executive Summary: On June 23, 2015, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) updated its alert regarding the technical problems that resulted in world-wide delays in visa processing, announcing that 39 consular posts, representing more than two-thirds of the agency's normal capacity, are now online and...

 

HTMLU.S. Department of State Experiences another World-Wide Delay in Visa Processing
Geetha Nadiminti Adinata, Mary E. Pivec, Charles A. Roach; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 17, 2015
Executive Summary: On June 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that it is experiencing technical problems with its visa system, which have resulted in delays in printing visas and may require rescheduling some visa interviews.

 

HTMLResource Update: USCIS Issues Flawed Guidance on Filing Amended H-1B Petitions Post Matter of Simeio
Geetha Nadiminti Adinata, Vivien Fang Peaden, Mary E. Pivec, Charles A. Roach; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2015, previously published on June 11, 2015
Executive Summary: USCIS recently published Guidance purporting to rely on Matter of Simeio Solutions, addressing when employers must file an amended H-1B petition on behalf of H-1B workers who are transferred to a new work location not listed in the original approved petition. Although the...

 

HTMLNew Precedent Decision Revoking an Approved H-1B Work Visa Petition Poses Dire Consequences for the Consulting Industry
Geetha Nadiminti Adinata, Vivien Fang Peaden, Mary E. Pivec, Charles A. Roach; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 1, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015
Executive Summary: On April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS) issued a precedent decision affirming the California Service Center (CSC) Director's revocation of an H-1B nonimmigrant visa approval issued to an IT services provider,...

 

HTMLNew DHS Rule Extends Eligibility for Work Authorization to H-4 Dependent Spouses of Certain H-1B Workers Starting May 26, 2015
Geetha Nadiminti Adinata, Mary E. Pivec, Charles A. Roach; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 12, 2015, previously published on March 3, 2015
Executive Summary: In a historic move, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") will allow, for the first time, H-4 spouses of H-1B workers who are pursuing permanent residence ("green cards") to apply for work authorization. DHS recognizes that the...

 

HTMLDOL Administrative Review Board Nixes Greedy H-1B Worker's Front Pay Appeal Based on New H-1B Employer Petition Approval
Geetha Nadiminti Adinata, Mary E. Pivec, Charles A. Roach; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015
Executive Summary: The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has just released a final decision and order rendered this past July by the Administrative Review Board (ARB), holding that an H-1B worker's front pay claim against a former employer is cut off where it is clear that the worker changed employers...

 

HTMLHeads Up - The ACA Employer Mandate Is Now In Effect: Beware of Actions that Could Result in ACA Whistleblower Liability
Mary E. Pivec; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on January 12, 2015
Executive Summary: Effective January 1, 2015, certain employers became subject to the employer mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and thus subject to liability under the ACA Employer Shared Responsibility provisions. Specifically, effective January 1, 2015, employers...

 


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