In recent years, there’s been a dispute bubbling up in federal court discrimination cases as to what level of proof is required for an employee to win. Does the employee need to show that “but for,” say, racial animus, he or she would not have been subject to an adverse employment action or does the
Bradley Harper is a member of Shipman’s Employment and Labor Practice Group. Bradley’s practice is two-fold: he assists employers and individuals in navigating the U.S. Immigration system and he helps clients facing challenging and complex employment matters, including those related to discrimination and retaliation claims. He represents a wide array of clients, ranging from large regional healthcare systems and local school districts to professional and financial services firms.
Filling Open Positions with Skilled Foreign Nationals: Options for U.S. Employers Beyond the H-1B Visa
The H-1B nonimmigrant visa is a terrific option for U.S. employers seeking to overcome challenges in filling open positions that require a Bachelor’s or higher-level degree in a field of study related to the job. However, the lottery by which the winners of the 85,000 H-1B visas available as of each October 1st are selected…
New Podcast Episode: The Results Are In For The H-1B Cap Lottery…What If I Lost?
In our very first episode, The Scoop on the H-1B Cap Lottery, host Gabe Jiran and Bradley Harper discussed the process and outlined the next steps for employers who wish to enter foreign workers in the H-1B cap lottery registration.
The registration period has come to a close and the results are in! The USCIS…
The Scoop on the H-1B Cap Lottery
Welcome to the first season of From Lawyer to Employer: A Shipman Podcast.
For employers facing staffing challenges due to the labor shortage, the H-1B visa category presents a viable option for employers who wish to add skilled foreign professionals in specialty occupations to their ranks. With a limited number of H-1B visas available,…
Fill Your Open Positions Using the H-1B Visa Program: What Employer’s Need to Know about the Upcoming H-1B Cap Lottery
Most U.S. Employers are currently struggling with a common plight: finding workers to fill open and mission-critical positions. In addition to using traditional recruiting and staffing measures, employers should also consider utilizing the H-1B visa program as a way to recruit and retain skilled foreign professionals to fill out their staff ranks. With the open…
U.S. Department of State Spreads New Year Cheer by Expanding U.S. Consular Authority to Waive the In-Person Interview for Certain Employment and Academic Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants and Nonimmigrant Visa Renewals
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has made it very challenging for U.S. employers in timely need of temporary foreign workers on nonimmigrant visas to run their businesses and for U.S. educational institutions seeking to educate international students and employ temporary international faculty members. On December 23, 2021, the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”), in consultation with…
Webinar: Remote Work is Here to Stay – What is Your Duty to Accommodate?
As remote work continues to become more common, more employment law issues have arisen. In this informational session, we will spotlight some of the issues employers should consider in staffing a remote workforce.
WHEN: Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
- Immigration Implications of remote working
Virtual Seminar: Fall Labor and Employment Webinar Series
Over the past year, we have all experienced many employment law changes related to COVID-19 and vaccines, workplace accommodations, FMLA, recreational marijuana, legislative updates and more. We invite you to tune in as we recap the hottest workplace topics of 2021 and provide a 2022 roadmap for what employers can expect in the coming year.…
If You Want Your Green Card, Get Vaccinated
Foreign nationals seeking to become lawful U.S. permanent residents have long been required to submit to an immigration medical examination conducted by a designated U.S. civil surgeon in order to prove they do not have any health conditions that would make them inadmissible to the U.S. for health-related grounds. When applying for a U.S. immigrant…
From “Mandatory” to “Recommended” – What Employers Need to Know about Connecticut’s Changes to its Sector Rules
Effective Friday, March 19, many of the mandatory practices that Connecticut required businesses to follow in order to reopen during the pandemic changed to recommended best practices. Under the prior guidance, Connecticut businesses were required to:
- Follow CDC cleaning and disinfecting guidelines;
- Require masks in all public settings where social distancing is not possible;