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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

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

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

Transgender Students in Independent Schools: Developing Best Practices in a Confusing Political Landscape

Issues regarding transgender students and employees have been at the forefront of political, legal and social discussion in recent months.  As independent schools consider their role in promoting the health and safety of students, protecting individual rights and privacy, and … Read more

Webinar: I-9 Compliance and Immigration Law Update for In-House Counsel and Human Resource Professionals

Join Shipman & Goodwin Immigration attorneys Brenda Eckert and Ashley Mendoza for this complimentary webinar addressing essential updates in immigration law for U.S. employers.  Presenters will review I-9 compliance, as well as recent changes to immigration law and the impact … 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

Employment Law Webinar: Legal Guide to Hiring the Right Employee the Right Way

Hiring the right employee can be a challenging task. New laws and court decisions have only complicated a process that is often done quickly.  This complimentary webinar will address the legal risks inherent in the hiring process.  Presenters will recap … Read more

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