How Will the White House Announcement On Immigration Affect Your Company?

By | Labor & Employment Law Blog | November 24, 2014

Most companies will be impacted by the immigration initiatives announced by the White House this week.  It will take up to several months for the initiatives to be implemented in order to give the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) time to ramp up.  And some of the initiatives are aspirational in nature so the end result and timing is unclear at this time.

Ninth Circuit Finds Mall Owner’s State Trespass and Nuisance Claims Not Preempted in a Secondary Boycott Context – a Circuit Split On Preemption

In a recent case of note, the Ninth Circuit held that federal labor laws did not preempt a shopping mall owner’s state law claims for trespass and nuisance against a union that was picketing a store in the mall.  See Retail Property Trust v. United Brotherhood of Carpenters, No. 12-56427 (9th Cir. September 23, 2014). 

Immigration Developments for Highly Skilled Workers: Changes the Business Community Can Expect from Obama’s Immigration Action

By | Immigration Law | November 24, 2014

On Thursday, November 20th, coinciding with President Obama’s announcement regarding his forthcoming executive action on immigration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a memo to the directors of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) directing the agencies to take action on the president’s announcements.

SEC Office of the Whistleblower Files Annual Report to Congress On Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program

SEC Office of the Whistleblower Files Annual Report to Congress On Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program

Last week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Whistleblower, created in 2011 pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, released its mandated report to Congress on operations for Fiscal Year 2014, ending on September 30, 2014.