As of May 4, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received a total of approximately 46,200 H-1B cap filings for employment in FY 2013: 32,500 petitions have been receipted against the “regular cap” of 65,000 and 13,700 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.
Sixth Circuit Creates Circuit Split on Same-Sex Marriage; Tees Up Issue for Possible Supreme Court Review
Yesterday afternoon, in DeBoer v. Snyder, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an eagerly-awaited opinion, upholding laws in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee banning same-sex marriage. The court held that laws banning same-sex marriage in these states do not violate the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The crux…..
The Next Wave of PPACA Guidance Hits Shore – Interim Final Rules Cover Lifetime/Annual Limits, Rescissions, and Patient Protections
New interim final rules from the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services will help employers navigate a series of changes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or the Act) that include standards on lifetime and annual benefit limits, retroactive rescissions of plan coverage, and emergency room services. President Barack Obama dubbed this set of rules the “Patient’s Bill of Rights.”
On February 6, 2020, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2474, The Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019 (PRO Act). The PRO Act would fundamentally alter federal labor law by dramatically tilting the playing field in favor of labor unions at the expense of employers and employees.