As we mentioned in an earlier post, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as the Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next … Read more
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
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
Now, more than ever, it is critical for schools to ensure that all faculty and staff are appropriately trained regarding their legal obligations to report suspicions of abuse and neglect of any student to appropriate authorities.
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Employment Law Letter is published quarterly as a service to clients and friends by the firm’s Labor and Employment practice.
Included in this issue are the following articles:Read more
Any employer who used the revised fillable Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, downloaded from … Read more
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
Leander Dolphin was among those honored at the “100 Women of Color Awards 2017” gala, which celebrated the contributions of women in business, education, entrepreneurship, entertainment, government and service. The awards were presented by June Archer & Eleven28 Entertainment in … Read more
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
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
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
Now more than ever it is critical for independent schools to ensure that all faculty and staff are appropriately trained regarding their legal obligation to report suspicions of abuse and neglect of any student to appropriate authorities. As you start … Read more
This post originally appeared on the Connecticut Employment Law Blog.
On March 29, 2017, Julie Fay participated in the Nutmeg Group’s Risk Management Forum in collaboration with Fred C. Church and United Educators on the topic of legal issues surrounding student health for independent schools. The presentation included a discussion … Read more
On March 28, 2017, the IRS warned schools, universities, government entities and tax a-exempt organizations of a dangerous email scam currently circulating nationwide and targeting employers. According to the IRS, the scammer poses as an internal executive requesting employee Forms … Read more
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
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
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
Susan C. Freedman, a partner with Shipman & Goodwin, has been elected as a Fellow by the American Bar Foundation (ABF). The mission of ABF is to advance justice and the understanding of law and its impact on … Read more
On February 9, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously denied the U.S. Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”)’s emergency motion requesting an administrative stay of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington’s (“U.S. District Court”) February 3, … Read more
On February 3, 2017, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington issued a temporary restraining order, prohibiting the federal government from enforcing certain sections of President Trump’s January 27, 2017 Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation … Read more
The idea of an audit by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) is enough to send a chill down any organization’s spine. Audits of organizations’ Forms I-9 had been steadily increasing under the Obama administration, peaking in 2013. We expect … Read more
This notice originally appeared in the IRS EO Update: e-News for Charities & Nonprofits newsletter, issued February 3, 2017. For more information visit the IRS Exempt Organizations Update page.
WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and … Read more
In response to the executive order issued this past week as well as related concerns about changes in the administration of existing programs, Shipman & Goodwin’s Immigration Law Practice Group has formed an interdisciplinary task force to assist our clients … Read more