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Mechelle Zarou to present at Ohio Management Lawyers Association Meeting

Toledo partner Mechelle Zarou will present at the Ohio Management Lawyers Association (“OMLA”) meeting on Thursday, May 3, 2018 on Immigration Law Compliance, Audits and Raids. She will provide practical solutions for employment law attorneys who counsel their clients on I-9 compliance and audits, as well as workplace raids by Immigration Customs and Enforcement.

OMLA is an Ohio non-profit corporation made up of senior labor and employment attorneys whose practices are dedicated exclusively to representing management. Its stated purpose is “[t]o provide an organization and forum for the exchange of information, discussion of common issues and problems, and promotion of the administration of justice with respect to employment, labor, and other areas of law affecting employers.”

 

ICE Pledges a 400% Increase in Worksite Enforcement

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Employers should brace themselves as it begins to look like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) will be targeting them more and more in their neverending quest to ferret out undocumented workers. (more…)

Alert: New Handbook for Employers (M-274) is available

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

On February 28, 2017, USCIS published a new Handbook for Employers (“Handbook”) to accompany its updated version of the Form I-9, dated 11/14/2016 N. (more…)

Decision on STEM OPT Program is Delayed Until May 10, 2016

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

On January 23, 2016, Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colombia granted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s motion to extend the stay of the vacatur of the STEM OPT rule from February 12, 2016 to May 10, 2016. This decision is zealously being opposed by the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers. (more…)

Cuba: The Next Frontier for Agribusiness Products

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Kevin Braig

Given the current global surplus in most commodities like wheat, corn and oil driving down prices and farm income, the emergence of new market that would demand U.S. agribusiness products would be timely and welcome indeed. (more…)