Employers who have a positive history of dealings with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection ('DIBP') may be eligible to become
The Australian Government has announced plans to introduce Accredited Sponsor (AS) status, beginning on November 1, 2011, to facilitate the priority processing of company nominations and temporary entry subclass 457 visas for sponsored employees.
Beginning November 1, 2011, Australian companies that are Standard Business Sponsors (SBS) will be eligible to apply for Accredited Sponsor (AS) status for priority processing and fast-tracking of all Subclass 457 Work visa applications and company nominations.
On August 31, 2011, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in Release No. IC-29778 (Release), provides a concept release and requests public comments regarding mortgage-related pools, including certain real estate investment trusts (REITs) and issuers of mortgage-backed securities, that rely on the exclusion under Section 3(c)(5)(C) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (ICA or 40 Act).
The Financial Services Authority ("FSA") recently published a censure of BDO LLP ("BDO") in relation to BDO's failure to fulfil its responsibilities as a sponsor under the FSA's Listing Rules.
Carlo v. di Florio, the SEC’s Director of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, recently gave his views on private equity sponsors’ conflicts of interest as private equity sponsors ramp up to register as investment advisers as required by the Dodd-Frank Act.
On June 1, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) announced that it had censured BDO LLP for failings while acting as a sponsor during the takeover by Shore Capital Group PLC of Puma Brandenburg Limited.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance on May 24 describing its current thinking on the disclosure of financial interests of clinical investigators1 updating the prior decade-old guidance issued on the subject.
In late January 2011, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the implementation of a long anticipated information validation tool that USCIS will rely upon in its adjudication of employment-based visa petitions submitted by U.
There have been many recent changes in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation.