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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.

Join us at Florida’s Women in Energy Leadership Forum, June 14-16

The second Florida’s Women in Energy Leadership Forum will be held June 14-16, 2017, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Gunster and title sponsor, Gulf Power, are excited to continue the opportunity to highlight women leaders in the industry and further discuss the overall impact and opportunities this industry offers in Florida.

State Department calls for supplemental questions for visa applicants in light of Trump admin’s heightened screening

In order to more rigorously evaluate applicants for terrorism or other national security-related visa ineligibilities, the U.S. Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review and approval of certain supplemental questions that would be asked of a subset of visa applicants if not already included in a visa application. The supplemental […]

ACICS loss of accreditation will have an affect on two major immigration-related programs

On December 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced that it no longer recognizes the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) as an accrediting agency. This determination immediately affects two immigration-related programs: English language study programs, as the programs are required to be accredited under the Accreditation of English Language Training […]

Join us for ‘Hot topics in employment law’ seminar May 25

Please join Gunster attorneys Joe Curley, Roger Feicht and Holly Griffin for “Hot topics in employment law: what your clients need to know,” an afternoon seminar presented by the Employment Law CLE Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

USCIS completes data entry for 2018 H-1B cap-subject petitions

USCIS announced on May 3, 2017, that it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in their computer-generated random process. USCIS will now begin returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected. Due to the high volume of filings, USCIS is unable to provide a definite time frame […]

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