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On April 6, 2016, the Department of Labor issued its much-anticipated conflicts of interest final rule.
The FTC is investigating the advertising practices of Volkswagen after uncovering it fitted its “clean diesel” automobiles with illegal emission defeat devices.
On March 23, 2016, the state’s high court clarified that domain names are property subject to garnishment under Minnesota law.
On April 1, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2017 cap.
Almost three dozen technology and business executives petitioned the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to repeal new visa provisions restricting visa-free travel to the United States for certain travelers under the Visa Waiver Program.
DHS Implements VWP Changes in Response to Terrorism Concerns, Announces Further VWP Travel Restrictions
In January, the United States began implementing changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) under a new law.
Among other things, ABIL members urged USCIS to delay implementing the “smart I-9” until it is fully functional in both English and Spanish.
The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for March 2016 includes estimates of visa number availability (potential monthly movement) in the coming months.
Recent Order from Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel Provides Important Lessons on Expert Disclosures
A recent order by Magistrate Judge Noel in Luminara Worldwide, LLC v. Liown Electronics Co. helps to clarify the Federal Rules on expert disclosures.
The F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) program provides foreign students one year of work authorization in their field of academic studies.