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$208,000 — That’s the Default Annual Wage on DOL’s October New Rule on Prevailing Wages and Hike in H-1B Wages

DOL’s interim final rule, currently in effect, includes a significant hike to all prevailing wages and a default prevailing wage determination of $208,000/yr for multiple occupations.  Several business groups, universities, and technology firms quickly filed suits to stop this arbitrary and wild rule.  After DOL released a new interim final rule dramatically increasing DOL’s prevailing wages used for H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 visas and PERM Labor Certifications to numerous occupations, many organizations filed lawsuits challenging […]

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Marks Gray Business Immigration Tips for Employers: How to Perform Form I-9 Verification for Remote Workers Using an Agent or Authorized Employer Representative

Employers — want to know how you can use an agent or authorized employer representative to perform remote Form I-9 verification? With ongoing remote work, which is likely to continue, employers have been asking me to review the option for completing the Form I-9 for remote workers using an agent or authorized employer representative, such as another HR professional, family member or anyone else. Here is a step-by-step overview of this process.  Section 1 This […]

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Marks Gray Team Gives Back and Donates to Animal Shelter

Recently, the Marks Gray team supported the community by donating to a local animal shelter.  Our greatness is not about what we have, but about what we give. So proud of our team.

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A Copyright Infringement Case that Rose from the Dead 

In honor of Halloween, this week I thought I would (if you will forgive the pun) resurrect a case from 2008: that of Dawn of the Dead vs. Dead Rising.  Video game or horror movie aficionados may remember that this one was a pretty big deal when it occurred. But for those who are not in the know, here is a recap. Dawn of the Dead is a 1978 film by George Romero that is […]

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Video: What to Bring to Your Immigration Medical Exam

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Beware of This New USPTO and Trademark Email Scam

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an alert in September 2020 regarding a new email scam.  Email messages are showing up in trademark owners’ inboxes that appear to be from USPTO but are actually from third parties. Be aware that any correspondence appearing to be from this government agency may be fraudulent and pay careful attention.  Learn why this digital scam may be surfacing now, key indicators that the email you received […]

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