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Labor Department Announces Revisions to H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 Forms

September 14, 2017

The DOL published a notice announcing its intent to revise its information collection for the H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 programs.

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What’s Next for the Dreamers? The Administration Rescinds Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

September 7, 2017

For years, the United States has struggled to find an appropriate policy for the Dreamers, which refers to children who were brought to the United States without immigration status.

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What a Difference a Year Makes: An Update on the DOL’s Over Time Rule

September 7, 2017

At this time last year, employers were deciding how to comply with the DOL’s new rule that more than doubled the salary threshold for exempt employees under the FLSA. 

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On the Move: Judge Nelson Ships a Patent Case to Pennsylvania Under TC Heartland

September 1, 2017

In May 2017, the United States Supreme Court decided TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods and limited venue in patent cases to where a corporate defendant is incorporated or has a regular and established place of business.

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Minnesota Expands Definition of “Financial Institution” for Tax Purposes

September 1, 2017

Effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2016, a “financial institution” for Minnesota tax purposes includes both corporations and “other business entities,” such as limited liability companies, that perform financial institution activities. 

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Private Offering: An Effective Capital Raising Method for Community Banks

September 1, 2017

Community banks require a consistent flow of incoming capital for growth and success in the market. One flexible and effective method bank holding companies can use to raise capital is a stock or capital notes offering.

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The Effects of New York’s New Cyber Security Law

September 1, 2017

Last year, banks worldwide experienced cyber attacks through the SWIFT messaging system.

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USCIS Expanding In-Person Interview Requirements for Certain Permanent Residency Applicants

August 31, 2017

On August 25, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will be implementing across the board in-person interviews at local field offices for a broadened range of permanent residence applications.

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SEC’s Use of Disgorgement Remedy Limited by Five-Year Limitations Period

July 27, 2017

On June 5, 2017, the Supreme Court placed a significant limitation on the SEC’s use of disgorgement in enforcement actions.

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North Dakota Makes Major Changes to Angel Fund System

July 21, 2017

The North Dakota legislature substantially modified the program, reenacting it as the “Angel Investor” tax credit program during the 2017 legislative session.

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