The recent eruption of an Icelandic volcano has created travel chaos across Europe. Not only were persons stranded at various locations in Europe, but persons wishing to depart the United States and return to Europe and elsewhere abroad were forced to remain in the United States longer than expected. A nonimmigrant (e.g., H-1B, L-1,B-1, B-2 or Visa Waiver Program (VWP) tourist or business traveler) who cannot exit the United States before the expiration of his or her status may need to take immediate action to avoid being deemed an “overstay.” Persons deemed an overstay may face various sanctions. For example, a VWP business traveler may be found ineligible for future VWP visits to the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a travel advisory and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has provided additional guidance.
New York Federal Court Denies Summary Judgment of Retaliation Claim Despite Plaintiff’s Discharge for Falsifying Documents
The plaintiff, a former bus maintenance supervisor at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bus Company (MTA Bus), sued MTA Bus alleging retaliation in violation of state and federal law. In March 2008, the plaintiff reported an MTA Bus roster containing two Nazi symbols to his supervisor, who failed to take any action. Thereafter, the plaintiff gave a copy of the roster to his co-worker, who provided it to management, prompting an investigation by the Chief Officer of Operation Improvement and Internal Studies.
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Globalization, technology developments, and the world’s economy, among other factors, have changed our day-to-day dynamics and have transformed the way we work. This means that employees must deal with emotions and circumstances that in the past were not significant but today are studied and classified by scientists as “psychosocial risks.”