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USCIS Guidance on Amended H-1B Petitions

On April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) issued a precedent decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC, in which it held that a change in the place of employment of an H-1B visa employee to a geographical area requiring Read the full article…

Pregnancy Accomodations

On January 1, 2015, a new provision of the Illinois Human Rights Act will become effective:  requiring all employers to give pregnant employees “reasonable accommodation” in their jobs. “Reasonable accommodation” is a phrase most associated with disability in employment law. Read the full article…

Department of Homeland Security Announces Certain Spouses of H-1Bs will be Eligible for Work Authorization

Certain Spouses of H-1Bs will be Eligible for Work Authorization Today, USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez announced that the agency will begin to extend employment authorization to the H-4 spouses of certain individuals with H-1B status who are seeking U.S. Permanent Read the full article…

Summary of Tax Provisions 2012

SUMMARY OF TAX PROVISIONS IN The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 On January 1, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the “Act”). Below is a very brief description of some of the salient provisions of the Read the full article…

Spotlighting Brian D. LeVay

I Knew You When: Spotlighting Brian D. LeVay of Latimer, LeVay, Fyock LLC Nancy Mackevich Glazer is the manager of Legal Launch LLC.  The goal of Legal Launch LLC is to connect lawyers with exceptional career opportunities and to bring top Read the full article…

Recent Challenges to Perfection and Protection of Security Interests

Two recent decisions by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois raise serious concerns for many financial institutions and lenders related to the perfection of security interests in their collateral. Currently, these two decisions are only Read the full article…

Estate Planning Alert : 2011 Major Estate Tax Changes

Recently, President Obama signed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Jobs Creation Act of 2010 (the “Federal Act”). The Federal Act not only extended President’s Bush’s income tax cuts through 2012 but also greatly impacted the federal estate, gift Read the full article…