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New Rules: OCR Issues Internal Memorandum Impacting Enforcement Practices for Pending and Future Investigations

Earlier this month, the U. S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights’ Acting Assistant Secretary issued an internal memorandum to Regional Directors eliminating certain existing internal procedures and detailing new practices regarding the investigation of OCR complaints.  With the … Read more

Environmental Attorneys Andrew Davis and Aaron Levy to Present at CCIC’s 2017 Member Forum

On June 13, 2017, environmental attorneys Andrew N. Davis, Ph.D. and Aaron D. Levy will present a workshop titled, “Environmental Issues Facing Colleges and Universities Overall and in Construction and Renovation Projects ” at the 2017 Connecticut Conference of Independent … Read more

Webinar: 401(k) Plans – Best Practices for Employers and Plan Administrators

Join Shipman & Goodwin pension and employee benefits attorneys for this complimentary webinar for institutions with 401(k) plans. Presenters will discuss today’s 401(k) issues that require the immediate and ongoing focus of 401(k) plan sponsors and administrators, and provide them … Read more

A Harbinger For Some U.S. Visa Applicants of More Rigorous Vetting and Longer Waits for U.S. Visas?

On March 6th, President Trump issued a Memorandum Seeking Rigorous Evaluation of All Grounds of Inadmissibility. As a direct result of the March 6th Memorandum, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has submitted a request to the Office of Management … Read more

Benjamin FrazziniKendrick to Present at the 2017 Connecticut Education Network Annual Conference

Benjamin FrazziniKendrick will participate on a panel discussion with Doug Casey, Executive Director, Commission for Educational Technology, about student data privacy at the May 12, 2017 Annual Connecticut Education Network (CEN) Conference.  The discussion will review likely changes to Connecticut’s … Read more

USCIS Announces Targeted Use of Site Visits to Certain H-1B Employers to Detect H-1B Visa Fraud and Abuse

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced in April multiple measures to deter and detect H-1B visa fraud and abuse. The H-1B visa program is meant to help U.S. companies recruit highly skilled foreign nationals in specialty occupations when there … Read more

Fourth Circuit Reverses Preliminary Injunction in Transgender Student Rights Case; Adds its Two Cents

In March of 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States remanded the high profile transgender student rights case, Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. ex rel. Grimm, no 16-273, to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals for further … Read more

Two Notable Immigration Developments

Employers Should Review USCIS Fillable Forms I-9 Completed Based on Download From USCIS Website Between November 14 and November 17, 2016 for Social Security Number Glitch

Any employer who used the revised fillable Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, downloaded from … Read more

Webinar: Classifying Your Workforce – Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees

Join Shipman & Goodwin labor and employment attorneys Henry Zaccardi and Ashley Marshall for a complimentary webinar where they will discuss wage and hour classification of exempt versus non-exempt employees in the big three categories: executive, administrative and professional.  Presenters … Read more

Starting May 1, 2017 USCIS Will Issue Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) just announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card, commonly known as the Green Card, and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project. Although USCIS will … Read more

Tom Mooney and Henry Zaccardi to Present at the 2017 Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission Annual Conference

On April 21, 2017, Thomas Mooney and Henry Zaccardi will present the program, “Complying with the FOIA: Some Helpful Hints” as panelists and co-moderators at the Freedom of Information Commission Annual Conference. For more information and to register, visit the … Read more

Webinar Recaps: The Essential Guide for 401(k) and 403(b) Plan Administrators

In case you missed them, Shipman & Goodwin’s Pension and Employee Benefits attorneys recently presented complimentary webinars for independent school and college and university audiences.  The webinars reviewed plans governed by ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code, including 401(k) and … Read more

U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Withdraw Federal Transgender Student Guidance

On February 22, 2017, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education withdrew guidance for educational institutions, issued in 2015 and 2016, that took the position that the prohibitions in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and implementing regulations … Read more

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