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Monthly Archives from January 2018

Prepare for the H-1B the Lottery: H-1B FAQs – Part 1

The demand for cap-subject H-1Bs continues to be high. Therefore, it is imperative that employers, employees, and their immigration counsel start petition preparations early. Job descriptions, salary, O*Net codes, Department of Labor (DOL) registration, the posting of required notices, and credential verification are only a few of the details that must be considered during preparation. Read part 1 of our FAQs, and check back next month for part 2. 1. What is the H-1B visa? […]

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Help! My Parent Has Died, and I Don’t Know Where to Begin

Co-authored by Sharon L. Palmer, ACP, FRP It is not unusual for our office to receive calls from a recent decedent’s family members who have little knowledge of their loved one’s assets and debts. They are often at a loss as to where to begin to find that information. To facilitate their search, we recommend going through the following checklist: 1. Safe Deposit Box If you have access to the box, review and inventory it for asset information and […]

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Go Jaguars!

Our firm has been cheering the Jags this season. Congrats on making it all the way to the AFC Championship! Next year… Super Bowl!

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Travel Alert: New US Domestic Requirement for All Travelers Starts Jan. 22

Starting January 22, 2018, the US Department of Homeland Security will not accept certain state-issued IDs for domestic travel. Passports are universally accepted and the preferred ID for all air travel. Florida state-issued IDs are compliant. However, if you plan to use an ID issued by another state for travel within the United States on or after January 22, visit this Department of Homeland Security website for details.

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Copyright Tip: I Attributed the Source. Do I Still Need to Obtain Permission?

Many people assume that they are free to use copyright protected materials as long as they provide the proper attribution for the source of the materials. Unfortunately, attribution is not a substitute for securing permission. For business purposes, you must obtain permission from the material’s copyright holders or their agents first before you can lawfully: Reproduce materials Distribute copies of material Prepare derivative materials based upon the work Display or perform the work publicly Otherwise, […]

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Public Record or Trade Secret?

Down at the crossroads where innovative private enterprise meets good accountable government, there can be collisions between public records and trade secrets. Under Florida’s strong public records laws, which protects the commercially valuable secrets of those who do business with the state, not every piece of data obtained from a company is a trade secret. A recent case in Broward County nicely illustrates the point. In a public records request, Yellow Cab asked Broward County […]

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