Travel Cautions Relating to Executive Order of January 27, 2017


As you may be aware, President Trump issued an Executive Order (“EO”) on January 27, 2017.
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Plan Now for FY 2018 Cap-Subject H-1B Visa Petitions


Now that we have rung in 2017, it is a good time to start planning for Fiscal Year 2018 cap-subject H-1B petitions.
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Supreme Court Amends Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to Shorten Most Litigation Deadlines


It’s a nightmare common to new and old lawyers alike: a litigator awakens in the middle of the night, panicked that she has blown a deadline on a motion filed against her client a few weeks ago in federal court.
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Paid Leave Laws on the Table in Maryland and DC


Both DC and Maryland may be coming closer to implementing paid leave on a statewide (or District-wide) basis in the near future.
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“Smile, Though Your Heart is Aching”: Great Lyric . . . But as a Workplace Policy? Employers Might Be Left Frowning


Recently the news media reported on a Trader Joe’s employee in New York City who was supposedly fired for not smiling enough. (See here and here, for example.)
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