The headlines seem to be filled with stories of workplace harassment.  Employers are feeling pressure to respond quickly and appropriately to complaints of harassment.  How that is done is important as the investigation can cause a myriad of unanticipated legal problems.  A new decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reminds us that…

On January 31, 2018, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that an extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Syria was warranted, given that the armed conflict and extraordinary conditions supporting Syria’s original designation for TPS are ongoing. Having reached this determination after discussion with interagency partners, Syria’s TPS designation has been extended…

Those of us who have occasion to visit our local, state or federal criminal courts do not expect to see law enforcement officers, particularly federal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) officers, enter such respected and orderly places to arrest targeted foreign nationals for civil immigration violations leading to their removal or deportation from the…

The answer to this question is “not necessarily.”  After the FY 2018 H-1B lottery, many participating U.S. employers and beneficiaries breathed a sigh of relief and gave a hearty cheer when their checks for the H-1B filing fees were cashed and a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) receipt notice was received for their pending…

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) Service Center Operations Directorate has confirmed that they are not anticipating any procedural changes for the fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019) H-1B cap season. USCIS intends to follow the same procedures that were used for the 2018 H-1B cap season, which presumably would not include a pre-registration system. In…

Join Shipman & Goodwin labor and employment attorneys Daniel Schwartz, Jarad Lucan and Ashley Marshall for this complimentary CLE webinar where they will explore sexual harassment and cultural shifts taking place in the workplace.  Attendees will learn best practices for responding to sexual harassment complaints, tips for properly investigating claims, and the…

Don’t wait until it’s too late. There are steps you can take now to protect you and your business from costly litigation. The programs outlined below will provide training and education on sexual harassment awareness and prevention for all supervisory personnel as required by Connecticut law.…