Carla Stenzel comments on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to decline hearing a challenge to the Optional Practical Training (OPT) work program for foreign students, ending yearslong litigation and preserving the program for the students and U.S. employers that depend on it in “Lawsuit Against OPT Programs for Foreign Students Expires at Supreme Court,” published by SHRM.
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Illinois has enacted two amendments to its Labor Disputes Act (820 ILCS 5). The first, HB 2907 (P.A. 103-0040), limits the amount of monetary damages an employer can recover stemming from a labor dispute. The second, HB 3396 (P.A. 103-0045), makes it a Class A misdemeanor with a minimum fine of $500 for anyone to place an object in the public way with the intention of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding a picket or other demonstration or protest.
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that the firm has been named a Compass Award winner by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). The Compass Award recognizes law firms and corporations that show a strong commitment to building more diverse organizations and a more inclusive legal profession.
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) sent a Federal Register notice titled, “Pilot Program to Resume Renewal of H-1B Nonimmigrant Visas in the United States for Certain Qualified Noncitizens” to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs on October 17, 2023. The program would allow the DOS to issue
The Department of Labor (DOL) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have announced they will be collaborating and sharing information to improve their enforcement efforts.
Based upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the agencies are “forming this partnership to encourage greater coordination between them through information sharing, joint investigations,
On October 23, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its current regulations to modernize the H-1B visa program. DHS will accept public comments until December 22, 2023.
It is well known that opioid overdoses have occurred at epidemic levels in the United States for years. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioid overdose deaths have increased from 21,089 in 2010, to 47,600 in 2017, to more than 80,000 in 2021 and 2022.
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