Topic: H-1B Visa

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Priorities, Cybersecurity Lawsuits, H-1B Petitions, Knowledgeable Employees

On February 26, 1995, the UK’s oldest investment bank, Barings Bank, collapses when broker Nick Leeson loses $1.4 billion by speculating on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange. When the SEC Speaks, you should listen: highlights from the 2014 SEC Speaks Conference… (Perkins Coie) Will the Cybersecurity Framework open the door to a new wave of… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Proxy Guidance, Whistleblower Tips, Legalized Marijuana, DOL Investigations

Email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief is the new black. It’s that time of the year again. And this 230-page guide has everything you need for a successful proxy season… (Morrison & Foerster) Employers should consider specialized insurance for responding to the dramatic increase in wage and hour lawsuits… (Kami Quinn and Jason… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Attacks, Human Trafficking, H-1B Visas, Mortgage Insurers

On this day in 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched his ill-fated plan to add more justices to the US Supreme Court. Are we as prepared for cyber attacks as we need to be? It doesn’t look like it… (Travis Wall at Barger & Wolen) Here’s what companies can do to ensure that their operations… Read more »

Immigration Updates for Employers: H-1B Quotas, E-Verify, I-9 Audits, & More

Comprehensive immigration reform may have stalled in Congress, but employers still need to stay abreast of a variety of developments in immigration law, like the 2015 H-1B quotas, L-1 worksite inspections, and proposed changes to the federal E-Verify program. These updates will help: Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions For FY 2015 Should Be Filed On March 31,… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Conflict Minerals, Patent Reform, Third-Party Risk, Successful Recruiting

Great moments in corporate history: on this day in 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil. If you’re rooting for the SEC in the Conflict Minerals Rule dispute, you probably won’t be cheering after this week’s oral arguments… (Frank Murray at Foley & Lardner) Expect a busy year in patent reform… (Jennifer Albert and April… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: International Class Actions, 2014 Proxy Season, Fraud-on-the-Market, Student Loan Servicers

On this day in 1955, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the labor union that once represented nearly all unionized workers in the United States. Class actions are riding the globalization wave… (Quinn Emanuel) What’s ISS thinking about for next year’s proxy season? (Kenneth Alberstadt at Akerman)… Read more »

Immigration Reform Bill Would Ease Backlog of Employment Visas

Earlier this month, the bipartisan “Group of Eight” – Senate Republicans John McCain, Jeff Flake, Marco Rubio, and Lindsey Graham, and Democrats Charles Schumer, Dick Durbin, Robert Menendez, and Michael Bennet – introduced their long-awaited immigration reform bill. From Jennifer Roeper of law firm Fowler White Boggs: “The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization… Read more »

H-1B Visa Applications Hit Cap; USCIS to Implement Lottery

If your H-1B visa application hasn’t been submitted, you’re out of luck: US Citizenship and Immigration Services just announced that the cap on those visas was reached on April 5, 2013, a mere five days after the application process began. What’s worse: even if your application was submitted before last Friday, you STILL may be… Read more »