H-1B Cap Reached for FY 2014

By: Elizabeth Coonan | 04.08.2013

United States Citizenship and  Immigration Services ("USCIS") announced that the numerical limitations have been reached for FY 2014. This means that all H-1B Petitions for Read…

New Form I-9 Released

By: Elizabeth Coonan | 03.12.2013

On March 8, 2013, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") released a new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form. The form is now Read…

New FMLA Forms Released

By: Elizabeth Coonan | 03.12.2013

The United States Department of Labor ("DOL") has issued a Final Rule implementing changes to the military leave component of the Family and Medical Leave Read…

Major Changes to Iowa's Mechanic's Lien Laws - Know Your Rights

By: Michael Blaser | 02.13.2013

These new rules became effective and apply to material furnished or labor performed after January 1, 2013, so these new Mechanic's Lien rules are already Read…

The "Fiscal Cliff" and Post-Election Tax Planning for 2012 and 2013

By: BrownWinick | 12.01.2012

With the election over and the "Fiscal Cliff" looming, it is a good time to consider all of the potential tax changes coming at the Read…

The United States Patent System - The Change is Coming! - Part III

By: David Breiner | 09.04.2012

As mentioned in my previous articles, the America Invents Act (AIA) will move the United States Patent System from a first-to-invent system to a first-to-file Read…

Employers Should Continue Using Current I-9 Form

By: Elizabeth Coonan | 08.13.2012

The I-9 Form should be used for all newly-hired employees to verify their identity and authorization to work in the United States. USCIS has advised Read…

Key Provisions of 2010 Healthcare Reform Legislation for Small (under 50) Employers

By: Alice Eastman Helle | 07.28.2012

NOTE:  Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with the exception that the Federal government’s power to terminate Medicaid Read…

Key Provisions of 2010 Healthcare Reform Legislation for Large (50+) Employers

By: Alice Eastman Helle | 06.28.2012

NOTE: Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with the exception that the Federal government’s power to terminate Medicaid Read…

H-1B Cap Has Been Reached

By: Elizabeth Coonan | 06.12.2012

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on June 12, 2012, that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B Petitions to reach the statutory Read…

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