As of May 11, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received a total of approximately 51,500 H-1B cap filings for employment in FY 2013: 36,700 petitions have been receipted against the “regular cap” of 65,000 and 14,800 H-1B petitions have been receipted against the “Master’s cap” of 20,000 for foreign nationals with advanced degrees from U.S. universities and colleges.
The year 2018 saw the issuance of several noteworthy federal workplace safety and health decisions.
In January of 2019, Connecticut implemented legislation that, among other things, prohibited employers from inquiring about an applicant’s prior salary history. The Nutmeg State took it a step further yesterday, when Governor Ned Lamont signed House Bill No. 6380, titled “An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Range for a Vacant Position.” As the name suggests, the new law requires employers to disclose the “wage range” for vacant positions to employees and prospective employees, under a variety of circumstances.
Since the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States, the political world has been waiting—through a failed nomination of a successor, a presidential campaign and election, and the controversial first weeks of a new administration—for a new justice to take his or her place on the Court. Almost one year after Scalia’s death in February of 2016, the wait may soon be over. On the morning of January 30, 2017, President Donald Trump announced that he had decided whom he would nominate to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.