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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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

Republican leadership announces "principles" for immigration reform, but few details

Finally, the Republican leadership has at last signaled what it is for instead of repeatedly telling the American people what it is against. Yesterday, the Republican leadership of the House, John Read More

US taxpayers spend over $2 billion a year to meet "quota" for detaining immigrants

Each year about 400,000 people are placed in immigration detention. Some will spend a few days and others could spend years in immigration detention facilities. We pay over $2 billion Read More

I-9 non-compliance fine reduced from $311,300 to $88,700

A small restaurant in Rochester, NY was found to have 283 I-9 form violations and faced a maximum penalty of $311,300.00 Because of its small size, the absence of illegal workers, Read More

Can My Employer Fire Me While I’m on Pregnancy Leave?

It seems like common sense that an employer should not be able to terminate an employee who misses work due to pregnancy.  Unfortunately, common sense does not always find its Read More

E-Verify Hits Half Million Employer Mark

This week USCIS proudly announced that 500,000 employers have signed up to use the E-Verify system. Currently, E-verify -- an electronic employment eligibility verification system - is primarily a voluntary program. Employers Read More

Ohio Is Pro-Immigrant

Since 2011, the Welcome Dayton program has worked to encourage immigrants to bring their skills and talents to Ohio. The program’s initiatives include: Promoting English literacy Setting up programs to assist Read More

The Unemployment Review Commission Said I Was Terminated Without "Just Cause"

I cannot tell you how many of our phone calls from potential clients begin with this declaration.  Let's just say, it's a lot.  The next question is always: can I sue my Read More

EB-5 Investor Green Card backlog for China in 2014?

The U.S. Department of State has indicated that if the demand for EB-5 visas continues at its current pace, a cut-off date may need to be established for China late Read More

Is Immigration Reform Still Possible with 2014 Being an Election Year?

Is Immigration Reform Still Possible in an Election Year? House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor both have indicated that they would like to see the US immigration laws Read More

Same Sex Marriage Cases at Columbus, OH immigration office

Since July 2013, USCIS has been processing same-sex marriage cases. Two weeks ago, the first same-sex marriage case that I have handled was approved by the Columbus, Ohio USCIS office. Read More

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Employment and bankruptcy law matters are often sensitive issues. If you’ve been discriminated against at work or you’re facing overwhelming debt, you need a compassionate attorney who can efficiently resolve Read More

Can my employer fire me while I'm off work due to a work-related injury?

Today I received a call from a young lady referred to us by a colleague who practices workers compensation law.   She was fired from her job while she was on Read More

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