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Are You an Independent Contractor or an Employee?

The Difference is Important to Your Paycheck Businesses across numerous industries use independent contractors to fill crucial roles in their workforce.  Construction, trucking, nursing, and IT are just a few of the industry sectors that commonly hire independent contractors. Companies chose the independent contractor relationship in large part to avoid the costs associated with hiring […]

Advantages of becoming a US citizen

BENEFITS OF BEING A US CITIZEN   Lawful permanent residents, or green card holders, cannot do everything that US citizens do and do not have the full protections of the US government that US citizens have. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people become U.S. citizens through the naturalization process.  I can think of 18 benefits […]

The Steps Involved in Pursuing a Wrongful Discharge Case. Step 5 – The Discovery Process.

Continuing in my series of blog posts explaining the steps involved in pursuing a Wrongful Discharge Case, today I explain the discovery process. When you file a lawsuit against your employer, or any lawsuit for that matter, one of the most important phases in the process is discovery.  Discovery is a pretrial procedure by which […]

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 […]


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 […]

New EB-5 Regional Center serving Columbus, Ohio approved

Last week, USCIS approved a new EB-5 Regional Center which will allow petitions for EB-5 green cards. General information about the RC can be obtained at www.cloudseedfund.com . The geographic area currently includes the following Counties in Ohio: Delaware, Franklin, Madison, Pickaway, Fairfield, Licking, Morrow, and Union. However, per the latest USCIS memo, it can expand […]

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. I was impressed with the local offices handling of the case. Actually, the case was handled just like all other marriage cases. The interview questions […]


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