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One of the parlor games that labor and employment specialists engage in is to try to guess what a new and incoming administration will mean for our area of practice.

November 19, 2020
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Time will tell whether the current pandemic will result in a significant long-term shift towards remote working, but in the short- and medium-term, employers continue to grapple with issues that arise with employees working from home.

October 23, 2020
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Though my primary job is to provide legal advice, during the last several months, I have often found myself providing emotional support to my friends in human resources and corporate law departments who have been charged with conducting layoffs or furloughs at their companies. While it is never easy to terminate someone, it is especially hard to terminate long-term, well-performing employees.

July 2, 2020
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On Monday afternoon, President Trump issued his “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak.”

June 25, 2020
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President Trump’s recent decision to add Nigeria to the restricted travel list not only surprised the Nigerian government, but also many Houston businesses that provide services for the Nigerian oil and gas industry.

February 12, 2020
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Getting an H-1B visa for a new employee has never been easy. Any employer who has been through the process knows that putting together an application can be time-consuming and expensive, especially…

December 18, 2019
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Many have lashed out at the Trump administration’s recent immigration raids in Mississippi that resulted in the arrest of nearly 700 workers at five chicken processing plants in Mississippi.

August 20, 2019
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When you are an employment lawyer who represents management, most of your clients are businesses that have human resources departments. From time to time, however, I am cornered by friends at ball…

June 13, 2019
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The last time a client of mine received a “No-Match” letter was in 2012, so I was somewhat surprised when multiple clients received letters from the Social Security Administration in only the last…

May 30, 2019
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In many transactions, a significant part of the value to the buyer of a company is the people working for the company.

March 14, 2019
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The Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify system has become unavailable while the U.S. Government debates building a wall on the U.S. – Mexico border.

January 8, 2019
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It has become so much more difficult to obtain U.S. visas for many non-U.S. citizens who wish to do business in the U.S. But even citizens who are eligible for the U.S. Visa Waiver program are…

January 3, 2019