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P3 initiative – plan, prevent, protect

January 31 2014 The Department of Labor (DOL) states many employers "have a culture of compliance," while others "depend upon luck or happenstance to avoid workplace…

First-time H-1B visa quota for fiscal year 2015 exhausted

April 7 2014 The H-1B visa is designed to allow foreign nationals to temporarily work in the United States in a position that utilizes "specialized knowledge"…

NLRB reach continues to grow

January 15 2014 A few months after creating a stir by holding that certain employer social media policies violated the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA"), the…

Cybersquatting

February 24 2014 The internet is about to have millions of new addresses, significantly increasing the possibility of cybersquatting. The Internet Corporation for…

Senate judiciary to mark-up leahy patent reform bill

March 25 2014 The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin mark-up of S. 1720, Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013 at 10:00 a.m. on…

Senate Judiciary to consider tabled Leahy patent reform bill; credit union recognition

April 8 2014 After tabling S. 1720 (Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013) last week, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is now scheduled to begin…

First-time H-1B visa quota for fiscal year 2015 exhausted

April 7 2014 The H-1B visa is designed to allow foreign nationals to temporarily work in the United States in a position that utilizes "specialized knowledge"…

Proposed rule expands scope of Clean Water Act

April 1 2014 On March 25, 2014, the U.S. EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers jointly announced a proposed rule that, if finalized, would revise the scope of the…

CERCLA’s seemingly endless reach

March 27 2014 A recent case out of the Southern District of New York highlights, once again, the expansive reach of the Comprehensive Environmental Response…

EEOC holds open meeting to discuss social media in the workplace

March 27 2014 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and LinkedIn are all part of the growing social media trend. That trend has made its way into the workplace…