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Monthly Archives from January 2018

Avoid Common Legal Pitfalls of Start-up Businesses

You have a vision for a product or service. So, you create a start-up business and start plowing ahead, ready to make that vision a reality. But did you take a moment to stop and protect your vision? You cannot protect an idea itself, but there are many important ways you should safeguard confidential information related to your start-up. Ask recipients to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before sharing sensitive information. Mark communication and documents […]

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Tweets, DACA, and Immigration Reform

President Trump started 2018 with a tweet saying “Democrats are doing nothing for DACA… We are about RESULTS”. And Marks Gray immigration attorney Giselle Carson, JALA Director of the Refugee Immigration Project Mariana Munoz, and former DACA student “Maria” started their 2018 speaking with Melissa Ross on WJCT’s First Coast Connect on January 2 about the DACA program. The DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a program that protected young undocumented immigrants who came to […]

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Immigration Outlook for 2018

As we begin 2018, we expect ongoing efforts to transform and limit our legal immigration system without Congress’ approval. Some of the policies and changes being looked at include: Eliminating the work authorizations for certain H-1B spouses; Overhauling the H-1B program, including a new definition of “specialty occupation” and reworking the definitions of “employment” and “employer-employee relationship”; A modified H-1B cap selection process based upon degrees and wages; Reform for the F-1 student program that […]

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