I have an awesome professional candidate to fill a critical specialty position in our organization. She is a foreign national and says she needs an “H-1B” visa. I have heard that H-1Bs are subject to an annual quota. Are they still available?

According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (“USCIS”) most recent update, provided on June 25, 2010, USCIS has received approximately 23,500 H-1B petitions subject to the 65,000 annual cap. Additionally, USCIS has received approximately 10,000 petitions for foreign workers with advanced degrees, (Master’s degrees or higher) from U.S. institutions, subject to the 20,000 […]

Florida Insights by Bill Perry

As the holiday weekend approaches and we make plans to head to the beaches, we’re reminded just how important it is to preserve their beauty. And for those areas where oil has reached the shores forcing beaches to close, the reality of an uncertain future weighs heavy.

Before you shelve that project . . .

The Abilene paradox is the term B-schools use for that event when a group decides on an action under the mistaken belief that all other members support the decision. The paradox launches when the first-mover in a group suggests an act out of some motive other than a genuine desire for it.

What is a “tip credit” and what effect does it have upon the minimum wage paid to “tipped employees” in Florida?

Under Florida law, employers are required to pay employees the state minimum wage rate for all hours worked unless, the federal minimum wage becomes higher than the state rate or the employee is a “tipped employee.” A “tipped employee” is one who customarily and regularly receives more than $30 per month in tips.  Under both […]

Should Airlines Control their Security Checks?

Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the U.S. government nationalized the nation’s airport security.  But now critics – namely, Fox Business Network host John Stossel – are calling for the government to privative the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).  Stossell, who came to fame in many of his on-air, libertarian-skewed pieces on ABC’s news magazine […]


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