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New forms I-539 and I-539A, and additional fees, required on March 21, 2019

March 14 2019 Foreign nationals, especially spouses and dependents of nonimmigrant workers and students, are warned that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services…

Three FMLA holiday stocking stuffers: how to avoid a big lump of coal

December 14 2012 We couldn't do a holiday-blog series and NOT include something about every employer's favorite holiday topic.

How to structure a joint venture

January 24 2018 Joint ventures should be considered as an alternative to an acquisition if the acquiring party feels it does not have the experience or the business…

Retaining key employees in an acquisition

August 8 2017 Imagine identifying an acquisition target that looks great on paper: strong earnings, efficient operations and good workplace environment. But after…

Boilerplate provisions in a contract

December 8 2017 The term “boilerplate” refers to standardized language in a contract that usually appears at the end of the agreement (often in a section titled…

Your DoorDash arbitration is about to arrive

February 26 2020 Employers—it’s time to check your arbitration and class-action waiver provisions. The United States District Court for the Northern District of…

What college student-athletes should be thinking about now before NCAA name, image and likeness rules are released

February 25 2020 On October 29, 2019, the NCAA Board of Governors unanimously decided to allow college student-athletes the opportunity to profit for the use of their…

Chinese employment law guidelines for subsidiaries operating in China during the coronavirus outbreak

February 17 2020 On Jan. 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global emergency. The declaration came after China reported its largest…

Employer Alert: revised Form I-9 effective January 31, 2020

February 6 2020 The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has again released a new and updated version of Form I-9, the Employment Eligibility…

“OK, Boomer”: From Social Media to the Supreme Court

February 3 2020 “OK, Boomer,” a meme popularized by younger generations on social media, made its first (and likely only) appearance in the United States Supreme…