In a September 19 press release the SEC indicated that companies hit by Hurricane Florence will receive an extension on certain filing deadlines.
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Trump Administration’s Agenda Receives Boost as SEC Returns to Full Complement of Five Commissioners; SEC Chairman Cautions Against Reliance on Staff Views
On September 11, the SEC announced that Elad Roisman had been sworn into office as an SEC Commissioner by SEC Chairman Jay Clayton.
On September 6, the SEC announced an award of $39 million to one whistleblower and $15 million to another, stating that the whistleblowers’ “critical information and continued assistance helped the agency bring an important enforcement action.”
On September 18, Institutional Shareholder Services released the results of its 2018 Governance Principles Survey.
On September 12, proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis issued a release indicating that it will incorporate guidance on material environmental, social and governance matters from the Sustainability Accountability Standards Board in several of its research and advisory products.
State Department Announces Oversubscription of September Employment-Based Second and Third Preference Categories
The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for September 2018 announced oversubscription of employment-based visa numbers in several categories.
USCIS Extends, Expands Suspension of Premium Processing for Certain H-1B Petitions - Increases Premium Processing Fee
USCIS announced that it is extending the temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions and, beginning September 11, 2018.
The Department of State (DOS) announced recently that the worldwide limits on the highest-preference green cards, EB-1s, were reached for the fiscal year.
USCIS has published a revised final policy memorandum related to unlawful presence after considering feedback received during a 30-day public comment period.
USCIS has begun accepting copies of negative consultation letters directly from labor unions relating to a current or future O nonimmigrant visa petition request.