The United States has reached a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The new deal is largely focused on cross-border trade and tariffs, and adopts NAFTA’s immigration provisions with minimal changes. The USMCA closely adheres to the existing standards for the temporary entry of business visitors, certain professionals (TN visa), intra-company transferees (L-1 visa), and traders and investors (E-1 and E-2 visas), and is not likely to have an impact on labor mobility across the three countries. The United States, Mexico, and Canada are expected to sign the USMCA this fall and present it to Congress in early 2019.
Beginning on May 15, 2009, all employer sponsors must use the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new iCERT system to file Labor Condition Applications (LCA) before submitting an H-1B, E-3, or H-1B1 petition. The DOL anticipates that LCA applications filed at the iCERT portal could take as long as seven business days to adjudicate. Employer sponsors
Under California’s trade secret laws, a trade secret is information that (a) is not generally known in the industry, to the public, or to others who can realize economic value from its disclosure or use; (b) has independent economic value that derives from its secrecy; and (c) is subject to…..
Eleventh Circuit Highlights Importance of Safety Training in Affirming Willful Violation of OSHA Standard
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently had the opportunity to remind employers not to ignore training employees on safety.