U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Justice announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in an effort to better detect and eliminate fraud, abuse and discrimination by employers who bring foreign visa workers to the United States.
Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, determined that termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nepal is required pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act. The designation will terminate on June 24, 2019.
On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) went into effect. Gunster’s technology law team discusses what the new regulation means for businesses in the United States and how to be in compliance.
On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers may include arbitration clauses with class action and collective action waivers in employment agreements, and that such waivers are enforceable. Gunster employment law attorneys Roger Feicht and Daniel Naydenov discuss the implications for employers.
On May 15, USCIS announced completion of H-1B lottery picks for this year. H-1B cap petitioners can expect notification from USCIS in the next several weeks.
On May 4, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen M. Nielsen, determined that termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Honduras is required pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act. To allow for an orderly transition, she has determined to delay the effective date of […]
Gunster environmental law attorney Luna Phillips provides key takeaways from the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ 47th Spring Conference where she was tapped as a panelist for the session called “River of Grass: A Confluence of Law, Policy, and Environmental Science in the Everglades.”
On April 11, 2018, USCIS announced that it used a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select enough petitions to meet the 65,000 general-category cap and the 20,000 cap under the advanced degree exemption. The agency conducted the selection process for the advanced degree exemption first. All unselected advanced degree petitions then became part […]
Streamlining federal agency environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects took a significant step toward reality on Monday, April 9th. Gathered in the Oval Office, cabinet secretaries and federal agency heads executed the “One Federal Decision” Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), establishing a consolidated agency review procedure for major infrastructure projects, per Executive Order 13807, effective April […]
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 as well as the cap of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed on behalf of persons exempt from the regular cap under the advanced degree exemption, also known as the master’s cap, […]