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Yearly Archives from 2014

OSC Weighs in on Employer Over- Documenting on the Form I-9

In a request for guidance, OSC advised that it is not aware of any publicly available guidance on steps an employer should take if they accepted too many documents during the I-9 process. OSC noted that an employer may violate the anti-discrimination provision of the INA if it requests more or different documents than required, or rejects “reasonably genuine-looking documents.” Whether a violation occurs depends on the reason for the request. To read the OSC’s guidance, […]

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New Visa Processing Fees

If you are applying for a nonimmigrant or immigrant visa in September, please check the new processing fee schedule. On September 12, 2014, visa application fees for certain visas changed. Fees will not be adjusted for those who have already paid.  All visa applicants must pay the amount in effect the day they pay, with the exception of Immigrant Visa application processing fees paid to the National Visa Center (NVC), which will be effective as of […]

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Attorney Crystal T. Broughan Hosts South African Delegation

Crystal Broughan, the President of Jacksonville Sister Cities, is hosting an event on Thursday, August 21st at 6 pm at The Hyatt Riverfront  titled ‘Celebration of the Life of Nelson Mandela’.  Mayor Brown and his administration are joining with the JSCA to make this a city wide event. Ms. Broughan has been appearing on local media stations like First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross and First Coast Living. Marks Gray is a sponsor of this important […]

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Shareholder Frederick H. Kent named Top Rated Lawyer

The publisher of The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel magazine, American Lawyer Media, has partnered with Martindale-Hubbell™  and selected Fred Kent as a 2014 Top Rated Lawyer in Banking & Finance. Fred is AV® rated, the highest possible rating by Martindale-Hubbell™.

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Attorney Jep Barbour and the Live for Today Foundation

Marks Gray shareholder, Jep Barbour is on the Board of Directors of Live for Today. Live for Today is a non-profit organization that helps young adults with cancer. Jep’s son grew up with the founder and president, Todd Blake. Todd is a courageous young man who has committed himself to supporting others with cancer to fulfill their dreams. Please click the link below to see his appearance on The Today Show.  http://www.today.com/health/live-today-student-battling-cancer-graduates-4-0-helps-others-1D80042377.

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Best Life Tips: Keep Cool in Hot Weather

We are in the midst of the dog days of summer in Florida. The sun and heat sometimes discourages outdoor workouts. Don’t let the heat discourage you from staying active and healthy.   Learn about exercising safely in the heat and continuing to enjoy the outdoors.  I’m currently training for a marathon that will take place at the end of September and have adapted my training to accommodate the heat including getting up very early, staying […]

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