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HTMLHeavy Demand Results in Untimely Retrogression for EB-2 India
Nicole Brooks, Justin Coffey, Andrew W. Merrills; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 29, 2014, previously published on January 22, 2014
Employers and their attorneys monitor the U.S. Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin to determine when sponsored employees may file adjustment of status applications on Form I-485 (the last step in the permanent residence process). While, in general, the adjustment application may be filed during...

 

HTMLCap-Subject H-1B Petitions for FY 2015 Should Be Filed on March 31, 2014 to Be Received by USCIS on April 1, 2014
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 29, 2014, previously published on January 22, 2014
The filing period for “new” H-1B petitions to be counted against the annual H-1B quota (the “H-1B cap”) for FY 2015 begins on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Note that petitions need to be mailed on March 31 to ensure receipt by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on April...

 

HTMLBlowing the Whistle on the Whistleblower: When a Whistleblower Takes Confidential Documents
Christopher V. Anderson, Margaret Hutchins Campbell; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 28, 2014, previously published on January 23, 2014
As you may have read in our previous blog post, prudent employers should embrace the “righteous whistleblower” in service of their culture of compliance. But what is an employer to do when a whistleblower has engaged in “unrighteous” conduct, such as stealing proprietary or...

 

HTMLNew Legal Opinion Creates Confusion Over Tennessee “Guns in Trunks” Law
William Rutchow; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 28, 2014, previously published on January 22, 2014
On May 28, 2013, the Tennessee Attorney General issued an opinion that determined that Tennessee’s new “guns in trunks” law did not prohibit an employer from discharging an employee for having a weapon in his or her vehicle while parked on the employer’s property. On January...

 

HTMLVirginia’s Mandatory E-Verify Requirement Effective December 2013
Nicole Brooks, Justin Coffey, Andrew W. Merrills; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 28, 2014, previously published on January 22, 2014
At the federal level, E-Verify is mandatory only for certain federal contractors and subcontractors who must use E-Verify to confirm that particular employees are authorized to work in the United States. At the state level, there are a growing number of laws that make E-Verify use mandatory. Among...

 

HTMLWill the New E-Verify Security Enhancement Help or Hurt?
Nicole Brooks, Justin Coffey, Andrew W. Merrills; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 28, 2014, previously published on January 22, 2014
“E-Verify” is an internet-based system, operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Used in conjunction with Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, it allows employers to verify the identity and...

 

HTMLMore Minimum Wage Increases as the Income Equality Debate Heats Up
Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 28, 2014, previously published on January 17, 2014
Our recent blog post on several state minimum wage increases noted that 13 states raised their minimum wages as of January 1, 2014 and that California’s minimum wage is set to increase to $9.00 per hour effective July 1, 2014. In addition, the mayor of the District of Columbia, Vincent Gray,...

 

HTMLFerreting Out the Frauds: a Virginia Court Orders Yelp To Identify Anonymous Users
Alicia Sienne Voltmer; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 28, 2014, previously published on January 22, 2014
Social media is widely used in the hospitality industry for everything from promoting sales to recruiting new talent. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Foursquare, and a number of other sites provide hoteliers and restaurateurs with nearly limitless access to local, national, and international...

 

HTMLOSHA Extends Comment Deadline on Proposed Recordkeeping Publication Rule
John F. Martin; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 28, 2014, previously published on January 22, 2014
On January 7, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced via the Federal Register that it would extend the deadline for the public to submit comments on OSHA’s proposed revisions to its recordkeeping regulations. The new deadline to submit comments is Saturday, March...

 

HTMLIs the Joint DOJ and OCR Guidance on Discrimination in K-12 Student Discipline a Warning Shot for Colleges and Universities?
Lisa Karen Atkins; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 28, 2014, previously published on January 17, 2014
We’ve known it was coming for at least a year, and on January 8, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), in conjunction with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), released its first-ever federal policy guidance addressing...

 


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