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Yearly Archives from 2018

What Your Foreign Business Needs to Know About Working in the U.S.

As the world’s largest market and the land of opportunities, the United States attracts many foreign businesses seeking to grow. These businesses often have a difficult time finding qualified workers to fill critical and unique jobs. In many cases, foreign businesses need to hire non-U.S. nationals for their U.S. operations. Unfortunately, they find that U.S. immigration law is very complex and ever-changing. Annual quotas and other intricacies of the system make the timing of applications […]

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FAQs about the Cap-Gap and H-1B Petitions Still Pending Adjudication

Are you and your employees still waiting for a cap-subject H-1B petition adjudication? You are not alone. Foreign nationals and their employers have been facing more uncertainty, scrutiny, and challenges over the last two years. Since filings currently cannot be upgraded to premium processing, we may be waiting well beyond September 30, 2018 for USCIS to complete the adjudication of these pending petitions. Here are answers to FAQs to help you and your employees plan […]

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From a Dictatorship to the Home of the Brave

As a two-time immigrant, Giselle knows the process from both sides. She recently shared her immigration story with the non-profit Generation W. Read her story.

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Tips for Business Owners: Carefully Select and Protect Trademarks

A trademark identifies a product’s source. It helps customers differentiate your business from competitors. If you develop a good reputation, customers know they can trust products bearing your trademark. Service marks are close cousins to trademarks and serve a similar purpose. They just identify the source of services, instead of goods. But not all logos or business names qualify for registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the accompanying protections. Consider […]

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Flowchart of O-1A Process

The O-1A is a work visa for those with extraordinary achievement in science, education, business, or athletics. Download a PDF of the flowchart.  

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Shareholder Michael D. Kendall Wins Workers’ Compensation Case

Marks Gray, P.A. shareholder and the chair of the workers’ compensation department,  Michael D. Kendall,  received a judgment in favor of his client, a local hospital.  The hospital employee was involved in a work-related incident and the employer provided the employee with appropriate medical treatment related to the incident.  The employee subsequently sought additional benefits for medical conditions that the employer believed were unrelated to the work accident.  The employer denied the additional benefits and the […]

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