The Administration seeks to make the federal government a model employer for transgender equality and visibility.
After the United States (U.S.) Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recognized that E and L nonimmigrant spouses are entitled to work in the U.S. “incident to status” on November 12, 2021, a new Category of Admission (COA) codes were created for use in issuing Forms I-94.
Without a formal news release, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) started prioritizing pending requests for employment authorization (Form I-765) by adjustment of status (“AOS”) applicants (often referred to as “green card applicants”).
On January 21, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released new guidance regarding requests for the “transfer of underlying basis” between employment-based categories, commonly referred to as “interfiling.” Due to an exceptionally high number of employment-based immigrant visas available in these categories for this fiscal year (Oct. 2021 through Sept. 2022), eligible applicants are encouraged to request the transfer of the underlying basis of their adjustment of status application to the first or second employment-based preference. A major contributing factor to this unusually high number of visas available is that the visa pool includes the unused family-sponsored visa numbers from fiscal year 2021 (approximately 140,000).
In a rare act of bipartisanship and by unanimous voice vote on February 10, 2022, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to eliminate the use of binding arbitration provisions for disputes involving sexual assault and sexual harassment. President Joe Biden signed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 (HR 4445) into law on March 3, 2022.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduced a new H-1B cap registration process for fiscal year (FY) 2021.
During this challenging time for employers in search of workers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have managed to cooperate to coordinate a response to the litigation settlement (Settlement) reached in Shergill, et. al. v. Mayorkas announced on November 12, 2021.
After two tumultuous years reacting to COVID-19 in the workplace, the one constant has been change. In recent months, the state of California has changed course on several workplace requirements, leaving businesses, schools and organizations scrambling to keep up.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the dates for submitting registrations for the yearly H-1B cap lottery.
The regulations implementing the CCPA require that a business verify the identity of a consumer that submits a specific-information access request to a “reasonably high degree of certainty.”
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in November 2022 released a targeted exam letter pertaining to communications for crypto products and services.
It has been a long and heated debate as to whether NFTs and certain cryptocurrencies can be deemed as securities under applicable laws and precedents.
In a prior post, we wrote about the importance of reviewing the terms governing the sale of an NFT to determine what rights, if any, are included in the sale in order to commercially exploit the asset associated with the NFT, and the confusion that emerges in interpreting such terms through the lens of copyright law.
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