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USCIS Adds Five Countries To H-2A, H-2B Visa Program Participation

February 25, 2015

The Czech Republic, Denmark, Madagascar, Portugal, and Sweden were added to the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs for the coming year.

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President Announces Thaw in Relations with Cuba

February 25, 2015

The measures President Obama announced included, among other things, initiating discussions to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, and facilitating an expansion of travel.

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Employment Authorization Granted to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants Seeking Employment-Based Lawful Permanent Residence

February 24, 2015

The change will be effective May 26, 2015.

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FTC Warning to Brain and Fitness App and Software Makers: Game / App Must Remove Unscientific Claims of Memory and Mental Fitness Improvement

January 27, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has signaled its willingness to regulate and scrutinize claims of improved physical and mental fitness made by software and app makers.

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It’s H-1B Filing Season … Don’t Miss the Opener on April 1, 2015

January 20, 2015

USCIS will start accepting H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2016 (October 1, 2015-September 30, 2016) on April 1, 2015. Only 65,000 H-1Bs are issued each fiscal year.

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U.S., China Extend Short-Term, Business Visa Validity Reciprocal Arrangement

December 23, 2014

On November 12, 2014, the United States began issuing visas in accordance with a new reciprocal arrangement with China.

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BSA’s Misleading and Unsavory Tactics in Software Audits

December 19, 2014

In this article, you will be provided a legal background on software license disputes and tips to consider in interacting with the BSA.

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5 Year-End Reminders on the Affordable Care Act

December 17, 2014

We are near the end of the year and had hoped we would have some of the more highly anticipated regulations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). To date, that guidance has not been issued. Nonetheless, we wanted to remind you of some recent developments and upcoming deadlines under the ACA.

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NLRB Hits ‘Send’ On Union Organizing Via Company Email

December 12, 2014

On Thursday, December 11, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overturned existing precedent in a decision that contains important implications as to how employers draft and implement their electronic communications policies.

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Engaging in Policy Discussions Impacting Disability Services

November 24, 2014

Kevin Goodno, shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron, presented his thoughts on the challenges faced by the disability service system in Minnesota.

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