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Glitch in State Department systems causing worldwide visa issuance delays

USA - June 19 2015 U.S. embassies and consulates abroad recently suspended issuing any U.S. visas as a result of worldwide technical issues with State Department

2015 legislative changes to Florida's Limited Liability Company Act

USA - June 16 2015 During the 2015 legislative session, the Florida Legislature adopted amendments to Chapter 605 of the Florida Statutes. Chapter 605 is the Florida

Pregnancy discrimination prohibition to be included in Florida Civil Rights Act

USA - June 22 2015 In April 2014, the Florida Supreme Court held in Delva v. The Continental Group, Inc. that pregnancy discrimination was encompassed within “sex”

OIG now targeting physician compensation arrangements

USA - June 22 2015 In a Fraud Alert issued on June 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) notified the healthcare

Condominium termination statute amendment

USA - June 22 2015 On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Governor Rick Scott signed into law a bill that will amend the condominium termination provisions of the Florida

Even planned surgery may be “unforeseeable” under the FMLA

USA - June 29 2015 Employees seeking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act are supposed to give 30 days’ notice if the need for leave is “foreseeable,” but what

EEOC encouraged to address social media and “but-for” causation in revising guidance on retaliation

USA - June 25 2015 At a meeting of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, convened to address the explosive growth of retaliation charges last week

IRS expands identity protection program to cover additional taxpayers

USA - June 24 2015 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that starting in 2015, taxpayers who filed their 2014 federal tax return with an address in

Pregnancy discrimination prohibition to be included in Florida Civil Rights Act

USA - June 22 2015 In April 2014, the Florida Supreme Court held in Delva v. The Continental Group, Inc. that pregnancy discrimination was encompassed within “sex”

Condominium termination statute amendment

USA - June 22 2015 On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Governor Rick Scott signed into law a bill that will amend the condominium termination provisions of the Florida