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Immigration.ca
June 29th, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 14th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016, inviting 773 applicants for permanent residence with a lowest CRS score of 482.
Holland & Knight
Although the UK vote to leave the EU will ultimately impact IP rights in both territories, the UK remains a member of the EU until the exit terms are formalized...
Orrick
Orrick Attorneys Aravind Swaminathan, Kolvin Stone and Christian Schröder recently discussed how impending changes to EU data privacy laws will fundamentally change how European companies respond...
Proskauer Rose LLP
On June 22, 2016, Judge Daniels of the Southern District of New York dismissed SOX and Dodd-Frank whistleblower claims, ruling that Plaintiff's alleged internal complaints did not constitute protected activity, as they did not implicate securities laws, mail fraud, or wire fraud.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
FERC issued an order that is anticipated to increase the ability of electric cooperatives and municipally owned utilities to purchase power from renewable resources...
McDermott Will & Emery
Late last year, the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS's) Large Business and International (LB&I) division announced that it would restructure its organization.
Fisher Phillips LLP
A federal court in Minnesota today sent employers a mixed message about the validity of the controversial new "persuader rule" – the impending regulation that would force attorneys and their clients to report...
Littler Mendelson
On June 15, 2016, the New York State Department of Labor published a proposed rule governing the permissible methods for an employer in New York to pay wages to employees.
Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
Magistrate Judge Schneider of the District of New Jersey granted plaintiff Supernus's motion to compel thirty-three documents that defendant TWi claimed were inadvertently produced privileged documents.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
The Supreme Court denies certiorari in Sequenom v. Ariosa, leaving undisturbed the invalidation of a genetic testing patent under Section 101.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On June 2, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a newly proposed rule that, if enacted, will place new burdens on lenders who offer consumers payday loans...
Miller Friel
One of the least publicized ways that insurance carriers control the legal market is through their relationship with defense panel counsel.
Orrick
On June 14, 2016, U.S. District Judge Jorge Alonso, of the Northern District of Illinois, denied a motion for preliminary injunction by the Federal Trade Commission...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Michigan district courts have exclusive subject-matter jurisdiction over civil actions when the "amount in controversy" does not exceed $25,000.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On June 26, 2016, a widened Panama Canal will open for business after a ten-year, USD5.3bn expansion project is completed.
Brinks Gilson & Lione
A rejection under 35 USC § 102(e) relying upon the disclosure of a provisional application, which anticipates the rejected claim, may not be as iron-clad as one might think, and a provisional application that one filed may not become effective as prior art.
Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
On June 13, 2016 in its decision on U.S. v. Bryant, the Supreme Court held that uncounseled tribal court convictions that are compliant with the Indian Civil Rights Act...
Brown Smith Wallace
Twelve years after the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) commissioned and published in 2004 Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated Framework, COSO is making some updates.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
President Obama just signed a bill amending the Toxic Substances Control Act ("TSCA"), changing the way the EPA regulates chemicals.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The EEOC's Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace offers insight into how employers' harassment prevention policies can change for the better...
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Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Processing of H-1B extensions with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) continue to be extraordinary slow, at both the Vermont and California Service Centers.
Immigration.ca
A recent leaked internal document shows the future direction of immigration policy in Canada.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Mintz Levin's Immigration Law Blog is running a series titled "Innocents Abroad" addressing issues in an increasingly globalized economy where employers assign employees all over the globe.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In our continuing series of reports, Charles ("Charlie") Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his most recent analysis of current trends and future projections for the various immigrant preference categories with AILA (the American Immigration Lawyers' Association).
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On October 1, 2015, the US Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2017), also known as the Green Card Lottery.
Immigration.ca
June 15th, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 13th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016, inviting only 752 applicants for permanent residence with a lowest CRS score of 488.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Below are highlights from the most recent "check-in with Charlie" (March 10, 2016), reflecting his analysis of current trends and future projections for the various immigrant preference categories.
Fox Rothschild LLP
This is not a major news story for most Americans, but if you participate in a defined benefit retirement plan, one where you are due to receive regular payments of a fixed amount monthly when you reach retirement; pay heed: Bad things are happening.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Below are highlights from the most recent "check-in with Charlie" (May 9, 2016), reflecting his analysis of current trends and future projections for the various immigrant preference categories.
Immigration.ca
May 18th, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 11th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016, inviting only 763 applicants for permanent residence as the lowest CRS score falls below 500.
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