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HTMLImmigration Developments for Highly Skilled Workers: Changes the Business Community Can Expect as a Result of President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Reform
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 5, 2014, previously published on November 24, 2014
On Thursday, November 20th, coinciding with President Obama’s announcement regarding his forthcoming executive action on immigration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a memo to the directors of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration...

 

HTMLKeeping Immigration Site Visits Civil and Focused
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 5, 2014, previously published on November 17, 2014
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) empowers its Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) officers to make unannounced site visits to employers of H-1B and L-1 workers. The stated purpose of these site visits is to ensure the employers and employees in these visa situations are...

 

HTMLThe Difference A Day Can Make: States Devise Their Own Remedies For Criminal Immigration Reform
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 5, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014
While the three branches of federal government fire off salvos on immigration reform, states are finding ways to tackle challenges to the federal criminal immigration landscape.

 

HTMLCPSC Focusing on Three Areas for Reduction of CPSIA Testing Burdens
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 5, 2014, previously published on November 19, 2014
At their April Senate confirmation hearing, both incoming CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye and Commissioner Joe Mohorovic pledged to Senator John Thune (R-SD) to submit plans for reducing third party testing burdens within 60 days of confirmation. Rather than send separate plans, Kaye and Mohorovic...

 

HTMLPennsylvania Amends Act 47 to Give the Commonwealth More Oversight and its Municipalities Less Time to Reorganize
William W. Kannel, Adrienne K. Walker; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
Pennsylvania’s legislature recently approved House Bill No. 1773, an overhaul to its Municipalities Financial Recovery Act, commonly known as “Act 47.” HB 1773 was signed into law by Governor Tom Corbett on October 31, 2014.

 

HTMLThree Observations From the SEC’s Settlements with Thirteen Municipal Dealers Over Below-Denomination Sales of Puerto Rico Bonds
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
On November 3, 2014, the SEC announced settlements with thirteen different registered municipal securities dealers in connection with sales of non-investment grade bonds issued by Puerto Rico in 2014.

 

HTMLPresident Obama Announces Extended Visas for China/US Travel
Danielle Lifrieri; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
Arriving for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit on November 10, President Obama announced the conclusion of a reciprocal deal with China that will see both countries extend the length of the multiple-entry visitor visas available to citizens visiting the other country.

 

HTMLHow to Tailor Your Strategies for Engaging With Shareholder Activists
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
When it comes to engaging with shareholder activists, one size does not fit all. It’s crucial to think about the activist’s goals and possible outcomes. Is the activist seeking governance reforms, or a short-term return on an investment? How likely is it that the engagement will be...

 

HTMLNovember Elections Impact the Food & Beverage Industry (Part 1)
Michelle Gillette, Mina Nasseri; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 6th, 2014
Bids to require mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMO) were voted down in Colorado and Oregon on Tuesday. Colorado voters rejected Proposition 105, with nearly 70% of voters saying no; while Oregon voters rejected Measure 92, with only 50.9% against the...

 

HTMLThe High Cost of Whistleblowing
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
In a number of recent posts, we have highlighted the SEC’s whistleblower program, which offers awards of 10%-30% of the money collected where a whistleblower provides high-quality, original information that results in an SEC enforcement action with sanctions exceeding $1 million.

 


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