Arbitration: Nuts and Bolts

By: Parth Jain Alternate dispute resolution (ADR) in recent years has found acceptance as an effective substitute to traditional litigation as both courts and litigants alike, look for faster, cheaper and effective means to resolve their disputes. ADR comprises of arbitration, mediation and negotiation. Each method has its own unique set of advantages and its […]
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Legal and Immigration Updates – November 2017

USCIS Issues Policy Guidance on Functional Managers: 5 Criteria Employers Should Know By: Elizabeth Goings On November 8, 2017, USCIS adopted an Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) decision outlining five criteria an employer must establish to prove that a position is functional in nature.    Why is this important for Employers? Some global employers would like […]
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PERM Processing Times – Updated 10/31/17

The U.S. Citizen & Immigration Services (USCIS) releases updated PERM processing times once a month, around the 15th. These processing times reflect the previous month. Processing Queue Priority Dates Month Year Analyst Review July 2017 Audit Review March 2017 Reconsideration Requests to the CO October 2017
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Choice of Entity and Incorporation in Virginia

By: Chetana Kaasam and Sismi Menachery Please note that this article is Virginia specific and for information on incorporation in other states, please contact us. Also, for a detailed guide to incorporating a business in Virginia, please e-mail Chetana.kaasam@chugh.com or Sismi.menachery@chugh.com. A common question encountered by entrepreneurs during the nascent stage of business is – […]
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Lex Revisers

APPROVAL OF FRAMEWORK FOR CONSOLIDATION OF PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS: An Alternative Mechanism for consolidation of the Public Sector Banks (PSBs) has been constituted under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley. The Alternative Mechanism will have Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Coal and Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, […]
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Striking Down Twin Bail Conditions for Bail Under Section 45(1) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002

Introduction Supreme Court Bench of Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman and Sanjay Kaul struck down Section 45(1) of Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 insofar as it imposes the twin conditions for release on bail. Former Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi appeared for the petitioner Nikesh Tarachand Shah while present Attorney General KK Venugopal appeared for the […]
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Fees that the Employer Cannot Deduct from an H-1B Worker’s Payroll

By: Joseph Chua The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division has released a fact sheet dated [August 2009] and titled, “Fact Sheet #62H: What are the rules concerning deductions from an H-1B worker’s pay?”. This fact sheet states which fees are and are not allowed to be deducted from an H-1B worker’s payroll. […]
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Will the “Protect & Grow American Jobs Act” Impact Your H-1B Labor Force?

By: Angelita Chavez & Elizabeth Goings On November 15, 2017, a U.S. bill which could potentially impact H-1B dependent employers was passed by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.  Known as the “Protect and Grow American Jobs Act”, H.R. 170 was introduced in January with broad bi-partisan support and will now enter […]
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