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USCIS issues new I-9 form

USCIS has released a new version of the I-9 form. Employers may use version 7/17/17N or may continue using version 11/14/16N through 9/17/17. As of September 18, 2017 employers must use the new version 7/17/17N.  Additionally, USCIS has revised the Form I-9 instructions: The name of the office of special counsel for immigration-related unfair employment […]


Join Gunster speakers @ Environmental Permitting Summer School July 18-21

The Florida Environmental Network hosts the 31st annual Environmental Permitting Summer School from July 18-21, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale. Once again, Gunster environmental attorneys will be participating in a variety of breakout sessions at the conference. We will be using #GunsterEnviro and/or #EnviroPermitting2017 on social media, as we tweet or post to Facebook during the event. Please use these hashtags to join in on the conversation and fun.



SEC extends confidential IPO filings to all companies

On June 29, the SEC announced that it will permit all companies to submit draft registration statements relating to initial public offerings for review on a non-public basis. The ability to file confidentially is currently available only to “emerging growth companies” under the JOBS Act. Confidential filings will also be available to non-EGC filers for follow-on offerings […]


U.S. labor secretary takes aggressive stance on visa fraud

Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta recently announced actions to increase protections of American workers while more aggressively confronting entities committing visa program fraud and abuse. “Entities who engage in visa program fraud and abuse are breaking our laws and are harming American workers, negatively affecting Americans’ ability to provide for themselves and their families. We […]


Supreme Court grants partial travel ban

On June 26, 2017, the United States Supreme Court granted the Government’s petitions for certiorari and granted, in part, the government’s applications to stay the preliminary injunctions entered by two lower courts that barred the government from suspending, for 90 days, the entry of nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The court […]


TSA Pre✓® screening program expands to include 7 additional airlines

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that its TSA Pre✓® expedited screening program has been expanded to include seven additional domestic and international carriers bringing the number of domestic and international airlines participating in TSA Pre✓® at more than 180 U.S. airports to 37. The lists of participating airlines and airports can be found in TSA’s […]


PCAOB approves new audit report standard

On June 1, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board adopted a new audit report standard that will require, among other things, a discussion of “critical audit matters” and disclosure of the auditor’s tenure.


Special legislative session announced by Florida Gov. Scott for June 7-9, 2017

This morning, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Senate President Joe Negron, and House Speaker Richard Corcoran held a joint press conference in Miami to announce that the governor will sign the $82.4 billion budget, with $410 million of vetoes for certain member projects and portions pertaining to K-12 education funding.



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