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Monthly Archives: February 2014

What are the steps when pursuing a “wrongful discharge” case?

Today I will begin a series of Blog Posts intended to explain the process of pursuing a “wrongful discharge” case against a former employer.  My hope is to explain the process using plain language. My purpose is to help prospective clients decide whether this is a course of action they want to pursue. STEP 1: […]

Does the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Green Card Program impact the US economy?

Does the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Green Card Program have an economic impact on the US economy? According to a recent study by the Association to Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the answer is yes. The IIUSA is a national trade association that represents EB-5 Regional Centers. IIUSA commissioned the report titled “Economic Impacts of the […]

JOB APPLICANTS ARE PROTECTED AGAINST DISCRIMINATION

You may know that it is against the law for employers to discriminate against existing employees because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability.  But have you considered how the law applies to job applicants? For example, did you know: It is illegal for an employer to publish a job advertisement that […]

Bankruptcy’s Automatic Stay Stops Creditor Actions

When you file for either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the courts issue an automatic stay that stops all creditor actions, including lawsuits against you and your property. Creditor actions that may be immediately stopped are: Wage garnishments Utility cut offs Creditor phone calls and letters demanding payment Property seizure Eviction proceedings Foreclosure proceedings […]

Should I pay the premium processing fee to process by H-1B cap case?

USCIS will start accepting new H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2015 on April 1, 2014. The employment start date of these petitions is October 1, 2014. Historically, the number of petitions USCIS receives during the first week exceeds the number of available visas. Last year, USCIS received 124,000 H-1B petitions for 85,000 available visas. The demand […]

Urgent Message to Employers: Now is the TIme to Prepare H-1B Cap Cases for Filing on April 1, 2014

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, employers can begin submitting H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2015 for an employment start date of October 1, 2014.  It is expected that USCIS will receive a sufficient number of petitions within the first week to fill the 2015 quota allotment. It is also very likely that a lottery will […]

I Was Fired Because of my Twitter Posts!

When I got this call from a young factory worker I wasn’t surprised.  We’ve all heard the stories about politicians and celebrities getting into trouble over inappropriate tweets, but when I listened to her story, I realized it was different.  Her posts were not sexually inappropriate or politically incorrect, quite the opposite.  Like many young people these […]

Employers Are Not Permitted to Retaliate Against Witnesses, But Sometimes They Do.

Both State and Federal law prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who report instances of unlawful discrimination and harassment.   For example, I was retained by an individual who feared she would lose her job after standing up for one of her co-workers.  Her co-worker was Indian.  My client witnessed their manager making fun of her […]

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