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Characteristics of 2019’s Newly-Appointed Directors

June 26, 2019

A recent publication by ISS Analytics examines the characteristics of directors who were newly-appointed at Russell 3000 companies and notes five major trends in new director appointments for 2019.

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Assessing First-Time Director Candidates

June 26, 2019

A recent publication by Spencer Stuart offers advice to boards seeking to expand their pool of director candidates and identify potential new, first-time directors and assess their suitability for the role.

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Attention Board Members: Do You Understand Your Board’s Business Chemistry?

June 26, 2019

While conversations about boardroom diversity typically focus on gender and race/ethnicity, Deloitte argues that diversity in terms of Business Chemistry type is also important for board effectiveness.

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A Fiduciary Duty to Stay Alive?

June 26, 2019

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal considers whether corporate leaders have a fiduciary responsibility to stay alive and examines the daredevil tendencies of top executives.

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The Anticorruption Initiative Under the USMCA

June 19, 2019

What are the USMCA’s anti-corruption provisions and how can Mexico use them to fight pervasive corruption?

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Minnesota Employers Are Subject To New Record-Keeping And Notice Requirements

June 19, 2019

Minnesota employers are subject to several new record-keeping and notice requirements as a result of amendments made to several employment law statutes. The new requirements take effect July 1, 2019.

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Iowa Employment Law Update: One Minor Change Coming July 1, Others Brewing

June 19, 2019

During the 2019 Iowa Legislative Session, there were developments that may impact employment-related decisions, especially related to hiring.

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State Department Notes Continued Heavy Demand, Retrogressions (Visa Unavailability) in Several Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Categories

June 10, 2019

The Visa Bulletin for June 2019 notes heavy demand in several employment-based visa categories for India and Vietnam.

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Online Visa, ESTA Applications Include New Social Media Question

June 10, 2019

The applicant is instructed to provide the names of each social media platform used within the last five years and the “username or handle you have used on that platform.”

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Regulatory Agenda Includes Stripping Employment Eligibility From H-4 Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders, Other Actions

June 10, 2019

The agenda also includes a proposal to revise the definition of “specialty occupation” to “increase focus on obtaining the best and the brightest” foreign nationals via the H-1B program, revise the definition of “employment” and “employer-employee relationship” to “better protect U.S. workers and wages,” and add requirements to “ensure employers pay appropriate wages to H-1B visa holders.”

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