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  • February 26, 2015
    As part of President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced eligibility for select H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B visa holders to obtain employment authorization.
  • February 24, 2015
    Under a new Department of Labor regulation, employees who are in legal same-sex marriages are now able to take protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for a seriously ill spouse, even if the state they live in does not recognize same-sex marriages.
  • February 16, 2015
    Spring 2014 saw the first ever attempt to form a union among Division I college athletes, specifically the football team at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The National Labor Relation Board’s (“NLRB” or “Board”) Regional Director ordered an election, and the ballots have been cast.
  • February 4, 2015
    On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year 2016 cap (FY 2016).
  • January 29, 2015
    In the last few years, several Latin American countries and the United States have increased their focus on anti-corruption matters. This article will survey some of the most significant recent public anti-corruption investigations and cases which have a nexus with Latin-American countries.
  • January 29, 2015
    In 2014, the State of Illinois adopted its first solar renewable energy credit (SREC) program, establishing a “one-time supplemental procurement plan” (Procurement Plan) for SRECs.
  • January 26, 2015
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Sixth Circuit’s reliance on retiree-friendly inferences set forth in UAW v. Yard-Man are incompatible with ordinary principles of contract interpretation and should not be used when determining whether a collective bargaining agreement promises vested, unalterable lifetime retiree health insurance benefits.
  • January 23, 2015
    “Trademark tacking” is an issue of fact that must be decided by a jury, the U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, et al.
  • January 16, 2015
    Michigan governmental entities will face significant new regulations on how they charge for responses to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests beginning July 1, 2015.
  • January 14, 2015
    This article was originally published in the January 2015 issue of National Defense, the National Defense Industrial Association's business and technology magazine, under the title, "Know When Software Falls Under Export Control Regime".