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Yearly Archives from 2013

Marks Gray’s August Immigration Update is Released

USCIS Accepting Same-Sex Marriage Petitions Accepting Same-Sex Marriage Petitions: In July, Sec. Napolitano stated “…effective immediately, I have directed USCIS to review immigration visa petitions filed on behalf of a same-sex spouse in the same manner as those filed on behalf of an opposite-sex spouse. Click here to read the Update in its entirety.

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Meeting Florida Senator Marco Rubio

Speaking at a recent Jacksonville’s Rotary Club meeting, Florida Senator Marco Rubio was not at a loss for words as he spoke about his  disapproval for the affordable care act also known as ‘Obamacare’ to the citizens of Jacksonville. He also highlighted the need for immigration reform, a subject featured by me in my blogs, newsletters and public speaking engagements. Click here to see a photo

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Marks Gray Receives the Circle of Honor Award

Marks Gray, P.A. receives the Circle of Honor Award from the United Way. The award recognizes companies and organizations at the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze level. Marks Gray was recognized at the Silver level of which there are four criteria of which two must be met to receive the award. % of participation – 40%-59% Employee per capita – $100-$149 % Employee Campaign Increase – 15%-19% % Employee Giving to the Community Impact Fund […]

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Gerald ‘Jerry’ Weedon Certified for Third Time in Business Litigation by The Florida Bar

Marks Gray, P.A. congratulates Shareholder and President Gerald ‘Jerry’ Weedon on his third re-certification in Business Litigation by the Florida Bar. Mr. Weedon was first certified in this specialty in 1997 and re-certified in 2008. He is also certified by the Florida Bar in civil litigation. The Florida Bar’s certification program is consistently recognized as national leader among other state programs. There are 4,601 board certified attorneys in Florida, but only 234 are board certified […]

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Department of Justice Release Discrimination Video

The  Department of Justice (DOJ) signed an agreement with the National Labor Relations Board to better coordinate and share information over potential employment discrimination practices. At the same time, the DOJ released an educational video about discrimination in employment eligibility verification. The video is intended to a provide information to employers avoid charges of employment discrimination relating to the employment verification Form I-9 process and E-Verify.  The video addresses issues often encountered during the verification […]

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Termination Upheld Following E-Verify Non-confirmation

In another matter regarding E-Verify,  an employee filed a document abuse and discrimination claim against his employer after he was terminated based on an E-Verify final nonconformation (FNC) notice.   The employer attempted to resolve the TNC which occurred as result of an inconsistency on the status of the employee’s citizenship (the employee noted on Form I-9 and insisted during meetings with employer, that he is a U.S. Citizen when in fact he is a legal permanent resident (LPR) which created a record mismatch). […]

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