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'Show Me the Money!' - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services proposes fee schedule changes for filing fee
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'Show Me the Money!' - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services proposes fee schedule changes for filing fee

On November 14, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the benefits agency component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, published in the Federal Register a 92-page proposed rule that will amend the fee schedule for immigration benefit requests, commonly referred to as “filing fees.” The proposed rule can be accessed at [...]
Practice Area(s):   Immigration
Labor and Employment Update - Time Off to Vote

Labor and Employment Update - Time Off to Vote

Effective April 12, 2019, all public and private New York State employers are now required to permit an employee up to three hours of paid time off (PTO) to vote in any public election, if the employee (1) is registered to vote, and (2) requests the time off at least two business days prior to the election.  An employee may request this PTO to vote regardless of the employee’s work schedules or working hours. However, employers have the option to designate when during the workday the [...]
Practice Area(s):   Labor and Employment Law
Labor and Employment Update - New Protections for Farm Workers

Labor and Employment Update - New Protections for Farm Workers

On July 16, 2019, the Governor signed the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act into law.   When the Act becomes effective on January 1, 2020, it will provide the following labor protections for the first time to farm workers in New York State:  eligibility for overtime pay for any work over 60 hours per week, at an overtime rate of one and one-half times the laborer’s regular rate of pay; a full 24-hours day of rest each week; an 8-hour work day; disability [...]
Practice Area(s):   Labor and Employment Law