“Extraordinary Ability” – Why The Exact Same Evidence Can Yield A Temporary Work Permit, But Fail On The Green Card Side

If a foreign national is considered “extraordinary” enough to obtain a temporary work visa, why is it that the same evidence of extraordinary achievement may not also result in the…

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Cyber Security Update

Cyber security, data security, and electronic privacy protection are hot topics these days. The law in this area is rapidly developing, and keeping up with the best practices to protect…

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Wage Claims Continue To Plague Home Health Agencies In New York

A wage and hour suit filed against home health agency Chinese-American Planning Council Home Attendant Program, Inc. is yet another in a string of similar suits in New York challenging…

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Increased Scrutiny Of NAFTA Work Permit Applications At The Ports – Same Old, Same Old May No Longer Work

Over the past few months, the immigration team at Barclay Damon has seen and heard of some unexpected changes to the way in which business is done at the border…

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New York City Human Rights Law Expanded To Prohibit Employment Discrimination On The Basis Of “Caregiver” Status

In January 2016, New York City’s Mayor de Blasio signed a bill expanding the non-discrimination provisions of the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) to cover “caregivers.”  The NYCHRL…

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Increased Wage And Overtime Requirements For Direct Care Providers May Be Harming Workers, Instead Of Protecting Them

A new rule from the United States Department of Labor that extends federal minimum wage requirements and overtime coverage to direct care providers, which went into effect January 1, 2015,…

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District of Columbia Circuit Denies Stay of the Clean Power Plan

On Thursday January 21, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied a request to stay the Clean Power Plan (“CPP”) until the legal challenges…

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Utilizing NAFTA to Recruit Foreign Talent

Early in the calendar year, when U.S. employers are contemplating filing H-1B petitions for foreign workers by the April 1st deadline, it’s important for immigration attorneys to remind that U.S….

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Major Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

On December 18, 2015, the Visa Waiver Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 was signed into law.   Although the new law does not prevent overall travel to the…

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The SHIN-NY: What’s New, What’s Next for the Statewide Health Information Network for New York

The Statewide Health Information Network for New York—better known to industry buffs as SHIN-NY (pronounced “shiny”)—reached an important milestone before 2015 reached its end.  The “network of networks” has successfully…

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