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“You’re Fired”! – But What About My Legal Fees?

Clients have the absolute right to discharge their lawyers for any reason (subject to court approval when the case is pending before a tribunal). But what about the lawyer’s fees? Most courts follow the principle that if a lawyer is … Read More

Two Contract Provisions Helped Keep Weinstein Accusations Secret

As audiences everywhere read about the lewd conduct that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein allegedly engaged in for decades,[i] it bears notice that his ability to “get away with it” for so long is based in large part on the institution … Read More

El Presidente Trump Emitió una Orden Ejecutiva Que Impacta en el Programa H1-B

El 18 abril 2017, el presidente de los Estados Unidos Trump emitió una orden ejecutiva llamada “buy American and hire American, “comprar americano, emplear americanos”. Emplear trabajadores americanos. Al fin de aumentar pagas y porcentaje de la ocupación de los … Read More

Government targets discrimination of U.S. workers in favor of H-1B visa holders

On April 3, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued public statements cautioning employers petitioning for H-1B visas not to discriminate against U.S. workers. Effective immediately, the USCIS and the DOJ are implementing a … Read More

Employment authorization for spouses of H-1B visa holders (H-4 dependent spouses) at risk

On February 25, 2015, the Obama Administration issued a rule through the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) allowing certain spouses of H-1B high-skilled visa-holders to work in the United States while the H-1B visa holder awaits the receipt of his/her … Read More



Il 17 gennaio 2017 è stata pubblicata una disposizione che permette al Department of Homeland Security (DHS, l’Ufficio di Sicurezza Nazionale) di concedere una facolta’ di accesso (limitata nel tempo, c.d. parole) agli imprenditori stranieri che dimostrino che il loro … Read More

Suspensión del trámite por prioridad (premium processing) para las visas H-1B

El 3 marzo 2017, el U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), el departamento de inmigración y ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos, anunció la suspensión de la posibilidad de solicitar el proceso preferencial de las solicitudes de visa H-1B (premium processing). El proceso  preferencial … Read More

La modalita’ “premium” per i visti H-1B e’ temporaneamente sospesa dal 3 aprile, 2017

Il 3 marzo 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), cioe’  l’ufficio immigrazione e cittadinanza USA, ha annunciato la sospensione della possibilità di processare le domande di visto H-1B in via preferenziale (c.d. premium processing). Il trattamento in via preferenziale, premium processing, consiste … Read More

Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for All H-1B Visa Petitions after April 3, 2017

On March 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that it will suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. Premium processing is an expedited filing option. Employers submit a premium processing request on Form I-907 and pay an … Read More