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New Form I-9 Becomes Effective Monday, February 2, 2009

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing a new Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification), which becomes effective on Monday, February 2, 2009.
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Visa Waiver Travel and TN Status Updates

On November 17, 2008, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that seven additional countries have been added to the Visa Waiver Program.
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Diversity Lottery 2010 Opens

The U.S. Department of State opened entries for the Diversity Lottery 2010 (DV-2010) beginning October 2, 2008 at noon EDT, and ending December 1, 2008, at noon EST.
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Proposed Amendments to the ADA

Last week, the Senate and the House of Representatives passed a bill that significantly expands workplace protections for Americans with disabilities.
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Tonkon Torp Announces New Form I-9 Software

Tonkon Torp LLP is pleased to announce the launch of its new Form I-9 Web-based software application, EarthVisaSM.
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Supreme Court Decisions Likely to Result in Increased Number of Retaliation Claims

In two decisions issued on the same day at the end of May, the Supreme Court ruled that employees are protected from retaliation when they complain about discrimination in the workplace, adopting a broad interpretation of workers' rights under two…
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USCIS Performs H-1B Lottery Selections for FY2009

Today USCIS performed the random selection process for H-1B petitions to be selected in the FY2009 lottery. USCIS anticipates issuing receipt notices for selected cases by June 2.
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Department of Homeland Security Responds to SSA No-Match

In October, we told you that the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted an injunction against the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) new "Safe-Harbor Procedures for Employers Who Receive a No-Match Letter…
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When Drug Policies and Employment Privacy Rights Collide

In a case involving the city of Woodburn, the Ninth Circuit held that an employer's policy of requiring pre-employment drug testing was unconstitutional as applied to the particular position the prospective employee applied for.
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Employer's Liability to Excluding Third Parties from Work Premises

In a case involving the University of Oregon, the Oregon Court of Appeals made a favorable ruling for employers who exclude outside persons from their work premises in response to complaints by employees.
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Revisions and Amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act

The Department of Labor has released proposed revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") regulations.
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Oregon's Domestic Partner Insurance Mandate

On February 5, 2008 the Oregon Insurance Division issued a bulletin mandating that all group health and life insurance policies issued or renewed in Oregon after March 31, 2008 include same-gender domestic partner coverage, if coverage is offered for…
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Employment Law Changes in the New Year

The New Year has arrived! This means that all the statutory changes we discussed in our last two issues are now in full effect.
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One Week Until U.S. Employers Are Required to Use Revised Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification)

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced revisions to Form I-9, and has confirmed that use of the revised Form I-9 must be implemented by employers no later than December 26, 2007.
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More Changes to Oregon's Employment Laws

The countdown has started: 42 days until the New Year! In addition to the statutory revisions we discussed in our last issue, January 1, 2008 will bring the following changes to Oregon's employment relationships.
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Changes in Oregon's Employment Law

The new year marks the start of many important changes in Oregon's employment law.
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There's a New Domain Name in Town: DotAsia

The DotAsia community covers 73 countries in the Asia/Pacific region, including China, Japan, Australia, Philippines, India, Israel, Turkey.
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Preliminary Injunction Ordered by United States District Court: New DHS "SSA No-Match Safe Harbor" Final Rule Placed on Hold

On October 10, 2007, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted a preliminary injunction against the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) new "Safe-Harbor Procedures for Employers Who Receive a No-Match Letter…
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Recent Developments in Immigration

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program ("DV Program"), also known as the "Diversity Lottery," is now open.
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New SEC Rules Require Internet Availability of Proxy Materials: Update of Notice and Access Model

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently adopted amendments to the proxy rules under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
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