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Court sides with terminated NYC workers

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That's exactly what happened in New York City earlier this year. While the city terminated nearly 2,000 employees because of their vaccine status, the Mayor made an exception for a very specific group of people.In today's newsletter, we'll talk about where New York City currently stands on vaccines and how the "Entertainment Exemption" will affect court cases across the country.

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Racial discrimination in the workplace: A comprehensive guide to federal, state, and local protections

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The average person spends 90,000 hours at work over the course of their lifetime. Every person, regardless of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and disability (or perceived disability) should have the same opportunities to earn a paycheck, have their good work rewarded with a promotion, and work in a zone free from harassment. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

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H-1B visa cap season begins in less than a week

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If you’re in the USA on a different visa, or planning to move to the United States on an H-1B visa, time is of the essence. Lottery submissions for the October 1, 2023 H-1B cap are open from March 1 - 18, 2022, and you need to be ready. In this newsletter, we’ll cover what an H-1B visa is, who is eligible, the timeline for applying, and other frequently asked questions.

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A Huge Win For H-1B Petitioners!

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If USCIS has denied your H-1B petition for a market research analyst position, we have great news for you. A recent court settlement may overturn the USCIS decision against your petition. You need to act fast, though. In this newsletter, we’ll explain who is eligible to have the decision reviewed, and how to request that your case be reopened. 

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Back To Work: Navigating The Changing COVID-19 Guidelines As Employees Return To The Workplace

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If you’ve been wondering about the legalities of mask and vaccine requirements in the workplace, we’ve compiled an FAQ for employers and employees to keep you informed about what is (and isn’t) legal.

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Immigration Options For Startups And Entrepreneurs

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Are you a foreign entrepreneur who wants to own and operate a business in the US? In today’s newsletter, we’ll discuss the E-2 Treaty Investor Visa-- who is eligible, the benefits, and how to obtain it.

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Employment Law

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/15/us/gay-transgender-workers-supreme-court.html https://www.seyfarth.com/news-insights/court-holds-that-ny-s-prohibition-of-arbitration-agreements-is-preempted-by-federal-law.html#:~:text=The%20law%20also%20declared%20such,state%20laws%20to%20the%20contrary. https://www.foxrothschild.com/publications/flsa-claims-may-be-settled-in-federal-court-by-offer-and-judgment-without-court-review-or-approval/

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Immigration

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https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/503914-trump-signs-executive-order-suspending-certain-work-visas-through https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2020/visa-bulletin-for-july-2020.html https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/22/trump-extends-foreign-worker-restrictions-to-end-of-2020-333799

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