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“Seventeen years after passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), those not involved in SOX compliance might assume that by now it would be a rote activity requiring diminishing effort. They would be wrong.” So begins a recent CFO.com article discussing the results of Protiviti’s 2019 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey.
A recent Forbes article argues that it is becoming increasingly necessary for boards to possess cyber security and technology expertise.
With immediate effect, DHS issued a notice to dramatically expand the process of expedited removal. The ACLU has promised to file a suit challenging the action.
A long-anticipated final rule provides priority date retention for certain EB-5 investors, increases the required minimum investment amounts, changes the targeted employment area (TEA) designation process, and clarifies USCIS procedures for the removal of conditions on permanent residence.
Following a joint interim rule issued by DOJ and DHS that restricted asylum, for migrants traveling through third countries to reach the United States, two judges issued rulings in separate cases.
USCIS said it will consider a printed copy of the final determination as the original and approved temporary labor certification.
Among other things, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would mandate electronic filing of job orders and applications, promote the use of digital signatures and provide employers with the option of staggering the entry of H-2A workers on a single application.
State Department Announces Temporary Establishment and Retrogression of August Employment-Based Final Action Dates
There has been a steadily increasing level of employment-based applicant demand for adjustment of status cases, and there is no indication that this trending increase will end. Therefore, the agency has established or retrogressed many of the August Final Action Dates.
A USCIS working group is revising the naturalization test, and the agency is formalizing a decennial revision process to allow for updates every 10 years.
Beginning August 3, 2019, all foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants and parties will be required to have a U.S. attorney appear on their behalf in the U.S. Trademark Office.