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Monthly Archives from March 2011

Secretary Napolitano Announces Launch of E-Verify Self-Check

Self Check! – In an ongoing effort to curtail the employment of unauthorized workers, DHS and the SSA have launched “E-Verify Self Check”, a program that allows workers and job seekers to check their employment authorization eligibility status with the government prior to or during their employment. Self Check is being rolled out gradually, only five states (not including Florida) and the DC are currently able to access this service. For more information see attached […]

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Marks Gray Shareholders Jep Barbour and Ed Birk recently participated in a civil hearing at the First Coastal School of Law, presided over by U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan.

Marks Gray Shareholders Jep Barbour and Ed Birk recently participated in a civil hearing at the First Coastal School of Law, presided over by U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan.  Our attorneys served as local counsel for the defendants in a  civil  hearing on cross motions for summary judgment in U.S. vs Franck’s Lab Inc. , an enforcement action against our client Franck’s by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Marks Gray attorneys worked with Judge Corrigan and his staff to ensure the success of this […]

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Marianne Aho, A Shareholder At Marks Gray, Was Recently Named Vice-chair Of The Florida Bar’s 4a Grievance Committee.

Marianne Aho, a Shareholder at Marks Gray,  was recently named Vice-Chair of The Florida Bar’s 4A Grievance Committee.   The committee investigates complaints against attorneys and determines whether probable cause exists for alleged bar rule violations warranting trial or other disposition.  The Grievance Committee procedure is a crucial part of regulating attorneys by the Florida Bar. Ms. Aho has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1990.

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Proposed H-1B Electronic Registration System to Reduce Costs for U.S. Businesses

Good news for US employers hiring foreign workers! – USCIS will publish a proposed H-1B electronic registration system rule that is expected to cut costs and labor for US businesses when filing employees’ petitions. USCIS is accepting public comment on the new system for the next 60 days. To read the full release, click on the attached link. USCIS Press Release

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