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USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY2020 and Reaches the Advanced Degree Exemption Cap

USA - April 15 2019 On April 10, 2019, USCIS announced it used a computer-generated random selection process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the…

New Jersey Passes Law Eroding Bedrock of Settlement - Confidentiality Provisions Relating to Discrimination, Retaliation, and Harassment Claims No Longer Enforceable

USA - March 20 2019 On March 18, 2019, landmark legislation was passed that could dramatically impact the resolution of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims…

Notice of Proposed Rule for H-1B Cap Season: Summary and Real-World Implications

USA - December 5 2018 On Nov. 30, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security issued the notice of proposed rulemaking to amend its H-1B cap-subject lottery process that…

Applicable Federal Rates and Code Section 7520 Rate for November 2018 - Trending Up

USA - October 25 2018 The applicable federal rates (AFRs) under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Section 1274(d) and the Code Section 7520 rate (7520 rate) for a particular…

California Supreme Court Holds California Statutes and Wage Orders do not Incorporate FLSA De Minimis Doctrine; Declines to Decide Whether De Minimis Principle May Ever Apply to Wage and Hour Claims

USA - July 30 2018 On July 26, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision in Troester v. Starbucks Corporation, in which it considered the…

Applicable Federal Rates and Code Section 7520 Rate for August 2018

USA - July 20 2018 The applicable federal rates (AFRs) under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Section 1274(d) and the Code Section 7520 rate (7520 rate) for a particular…

IRS Announces February 2018 Applicable Federal Rates and 7520 Rates

USA - January 29 2018 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publishes a monthly update to the applicable federal rates (AFRs) and 7520 rates. Planning professionals and their…

Mexico Increases Minimum Wage

Mexico, USA - November 27 2017 Hrough a press bulletin published this past November 20, the Board of Representatives of the National Committee of Minimum Wages of the Ministry of…

Court Invalidates DOL Overtime Rule, Holds Increased Salary Test is Contrary to Congressional Intent and Exceeds DOL Authority

USA - September 1 2017 On Nov. 22, 2016, a Texas federal court stayed implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) rule amendment which would have roughly doubled…

Massachusetts Enacts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

USA - July 31 2017 On July 27, 2017, Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker signed into law “An Act Establishing the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.” The new…