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U.S. Department of State experiences another world-wide delay in visa processing

USA - June 17 2015 On June 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that it is experiencing technical problems with its visa system

No-hire clauses common to settlement agreements now void in California

USA - June 10 2015 The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently broadened California's already expansive interest in promoting employee

Supreme Court holds states cannot ban same-sex marriage; all states must perform and recognize same-sex marriage

USA - June 28 2015 The U.S. Supreme Court has held that marriage is a fundamental right, and states must perform and recognize same-sex marriage. See Obergefell v

USCIS issues flawed Guidance on filing amended H-1B petitions post Matter of Simeio

USA - June 11 2015 USCIS recently published Guidance purporting to rely on Matter of Simeio Solutions, addressing when employers must file an amended

New York City passes ban-the-box legislation affecting private employers

USA - June 16 2015 On June 10, 2015, the New York City Council passed the NYC Fair Chance Act (the Act) in a landslide vote. Sponsored by New York

Supreme Court holds states cannot ban same-sex marriage; all states must perform and recognize same-sex marriage

USA - June 28 2015 The U.S. Supreme Court has held that marriage is a fundamental right, and states must perform and recognize same-sex marriage. See Obergefell v

Appellate decision teaches New Jersey employees how to remove confidential documents and trade secrets from employers

USA - June 25 2015 Like the hit show "How to Get Away with Murder," the recent New Jersey ruling in Spencer Sav. Bank SLA v. McGrover (App. Div. March 5, 2015

Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act subsidies for coverage purchased on federally facilitated state health care exchanges

USA - June 25 2015 King v. Burwell challenges the implementation of federal insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act. Issue: Should subsidies for health

U.S. Department of State announces two-thirds of its consular posts are online and processing visas

USA - June 24 2015 On June 23, 2015, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) updated its alert regarding the technical problems that resulted in world-wide delays in visa

U.S. Department of State experiences another world-wide delay in visa processing

USA - June 17 2015 On June 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that it is experiencing technical problems with its visa system