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HTMLLegal Ethics and Social Media: What Pre-Litigation Advice May an Attorney Provide to His or Her Client?
Cheri A. Budzynski; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015
When meeting with your client about a matter that will likely result in litigation, what advice can you give your client about privacy settings and removal of information from social media in the pre-litigation setting?

 

HTMLUSCIS Updates Its List of 68 Countries Eligible to Participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs
Jennifer G. Roeper; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
On December 16, 2014, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), in consultation with Department of State, added five new countries to the list of countries eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa programs for the coming year...

 

HTMLEnvironmental Branding in Social Media
Cheri A. Budzynski; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
For the last three years, I have been the Vice Chair of Social Media for the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Air Quality Committee. The position requires posting developments in the law associated with air quality on Twitter and LinkedIn. While most companies...

 

HTMLNavigating H-1B Requirements: The Degree Must Relate to the Specialty Occupation
Maria del Carmen Ramos; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on March 11, 2015
To obtain an H-1B visa, a petitioner must demonstrate that the proposed position it intends for the beneficiary to fill qualifies as a specialty occupation and that the beneficiary is qualified for that position. As defined in the regulations, a “specialty occupation” is one that...

 

HTMLUSCIS Terminates 16 EB-5 Regional Centers
Maria del Carmen Ramos; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on January 27, 2015
Last October, we advised our readers that U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) had sent out several Notices of Intent to Terminate (NOITT) regional center designation to various regional centers around the nation. We also warned that this appeared to be an upcoming enforcement trend...

 

HTMLFacebook Takes a Step Forward for Digital Afterlife
Kristina L. M. Wildman; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015
Late last week Facebook released several new features that will aid in the management of a user’s account after the user’s death. While there has been little notification of these features on Facebook itself, the new features have been widely publicized in mainstream media. The new...

 

HTMLTemporary Injunction Issued Against DAPA and Expanded DACA
Jennifer G. Roeper; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015
Judge Andrew Hanen, a federal judge in South Texas, temporarily blocked President Obama’s executive actions on immigration this past Monday, February 16. The lawsuit was brought by 26 states and Judge Hanen ruled that the President lacked the authority to carry out the initiatives announced...

 

HTMLCome on, Nightline?!
Maria del Carmen Ramos; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on February 23, 2015
If it’s not bad news, it won’t get good ratings? When Nightline recently reported on the EB-5 program, “Whistleblowers: US gave visas to suspected Forgers, Fraudsters, Criminals,” alleging that it is prone to fraud, they were looking for good ratings. Why not report on what...

 

HTMLH-1B Season is Almost Upon Us
Maria del Carmen Ramos; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015
As a reminder to all U.S. employers, H-1B season is on the horizon! United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) will start accepting new H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2016 on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. As such, employers should start immediately identifying current...

 

HTMLWhat Happens When An Employee Admits I-9 Documents Were Fraudulent
Maria del Carmen Ramos; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015
On January 8, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) issued a technical assistance letter (TAL) in response to an employer’s request for guidance. The TAL primarily serves to provide guidance on how to...

 


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