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Monthly Archives: April 2014

How Does the Mediation Process Work in a Wrongful Discharge Case?

This is Step 4 in my series explaining the Steps Involved in a Wrongful Discharge Case.  This post explains how the mediation process works.  In employment cases, the opportunity to mediate may arise early in the administrative process or after a law suit has already been filed. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution […]

FILING ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGES IN A “WRONGFUL DISCHARGE” CASE.

Continuing my series explaining the steps involved with filing a wrongful discharge case, today’s post presents a broad overview of the process of filing administrative charges. STEP 3:  FILING CHARGES WITH THE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES THAT ENFORCE EMPLOYMENT LAWS. So called wrongful discharge cases arise under State law, Federal law or both.  Depending upon the nature […]

Work Authorizations for Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders

Good news  for  spouses of H-1B visa holders. On April 7, 2014 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its intention to publish proposed rules that will allow employment authorization for spouses of certain “high-skill workers” on H-1B visas.  Currently, spouses and other dependents of H-1B visa holders are not authorized to work in the US. […]

Ohio Law Extends Past Federal Law

This past fall, the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) extended Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) coverage to same-sex spouses. In an October 21, 2013 memorandum for executives of federal departments and agencies, OPM Acting Director Elaine Kaplan explained that the Supreme Court declared Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) […]

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