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USCIS Revises Q&A re Jan. 8, 2010 Neufeld Memo on H-1B Employee-Employer Relationship

Questions & Answers: USCIS Issues Guidance Memorandum on Establishing the "Employee-Employer Relationship" in H-1B Petitions; Published Jan. 13, 2010; revised Aug. 2, 2011 and March 12, 2012.

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USCIS Improves Processing for Naturalization and Citizenship Forms

Notes from New Jersey AILA Chapter Meeting 1/26/2010

When Breaking The Bank Breaks Your Visa

METRO NY IMMIGRATION LAW OFFICE FINDS ITS PLACE IN MYSPACE: Electronic Marketing in the 21st Century

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Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted in 1990, is the newest of the major civil rights laws, and creates many potential pitfalls for employers. The ADA bars discrimination against any "qualified individual with a disability," and requires that an employer provide "reasonable accommodation" to a disabled employee who needs such an accommodation to perform the duties of his or her position. The federal government acknowledged when it enacted the ADA that the duty of reasonable accommodation was a new burden for employers, and in an attempt to help employers adapt to their new responsibilities under the ADA, the law originally applied only to employers with twenty-five or more employees. Since 1994, however, the law has applied to any employer with at least fifteen employees.

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What Factors Should Employers Consider in Selecting a Health Plan?

Given the growing cost of medical care and the expense of individual health care coverage, health insurance is one of the most valuable benefits an employer can offer. It is also an attractive benefit for an employer to offer since the cost is tax deductible. Offering health insurance has been shown to increase employee retention, improve recruitment efforts and lead to lower employee absenteeism. However, not all insurance plans are equal. Below are some guidelines for choosing a health plan that will provide quality benefits to your employees and fall within your company’s budget.

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Immigration Law Case Summaries

[01/22] Espinal-Andrades v. Holder
Petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' (BIA) decision dismissing petitioner's appeal of the judgment of the immigration judge ruling that petitioner's Maryland arson conviction qualified as an aggravated felony and ordering her removal is denied, where: 1) petitioner's state arson conviction unambiguously qualifies as an aggravated felony under the Immigration and Nationality Act; and 2) even if any ambiguity existed, the BIA's interpretation was reasonable.

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