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ALERT: USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for all H-1B Petitions

Written by Sujata Ajmera on October 4, 2017

On October 3, 2017, USCIS announced that it would begin accepting Premium Processing Requests for H-1B petitions in every filing category.  The program was temporarily suspended in April 2017 for H-1B filings, causing disruption to businesses that frequently rely on the expedite option to accommodate employee travel and maintenance of status. The H-1B Premium Processing Read More…

When Disaster Strikes: Picking Up The Pieces

Written by Tolu Babade on September 25, 2017

The last few weeks have been a struggle for many Americans dealing with natural disasters. As employers and businesses attempt to make sense of losses and get back to business, below are some suggestions that may help during the recovery process. EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS Termination When making decisions regarding employees, note that Texas employees have certain Read More…

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program Rescinded

Written by Sujata Ajmera on September 5, 2017

On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration, through Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announced its decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. The program was implemented through Executive Order by President Obama in 2012 and allowed certain unlawfully present individuals who entered the United States as minors to receive deferred deportation and Read More…

Employers Face New Normal

Written by Strasburger & Price, LLP on September 5, 2017

Strasburger & Price presents Snap(chat), Crackle & Pop: Social Media in the Workplace, a series of live events covering critical social media issues, such as privacy, productivity and security, that businesses must address. Delivered by the firm’s Labor and Employment legal team, the program provides information for employers, HR professionals and corporate counsel who appreciate Read More…

Schools: Rethinking Restroom, Shower Room & Locker Room Design

Written by Ellen Kollie on June 7, 2017

As seen in School Planning & Management. When it comes to restroom, shower room, and locker room design, school administrators have traditionally wanted the usual: durability and ease of maintenance. Achieving that durability has traditionally been accomplished via gang-style restrooms in which rows of stalls, created by short dividers, face rows of sinks; open shower Read More…