on August 14, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had published a final rule in the Federal Register regarding the public charge ground of inadmissibility.
the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a reminder that on August 5, 2019, it has implemented a policy rejecting Form I-129 petitions that do not include the petitioner’s or applicant’s name and primary U.S. office address on Part 1 of the form.
under California law manufacturers, distributors and sellers of commercial products have a responsibility to consumers to ensure their products are safe for consumer use.
many times, product liability lawsuits can arise out of a motorcycle accident. Manufacturers and sellers can be held liable for personal injury-related expenses, such as medical expenses, when a motorcyclist’s injuries are caused by or even worsened by defective motorcycle product and motorcycle protective gear.
on August 2, 2019, the USCIS announced its intention to terminate the Flipino World War II Veterans Parole program and the Haitian Family Reunification Parole program.
on July 24, 2019, the United States Citizenship and immigration Services (USCIS) published its new final rule on the EB5 immigrant investor program, titled “EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization..”
this article details the different types of restraining orders and why they need to be taken so seriously.
on July 23, 2019, the U.S. Senate confirmed Mark Esper as the new Secretary of Defense by a vote of 90-8. Esper had been serving as the Acting Secretary of Defense since June 23, 2019. He had previously served as Secretary of the Army since November 20, 2017.
those injured through the negligence of others face many challenges, particularly when the injuries are severe.
driving while impaired is not only a serious crime in Washington; it is also a danger to the safety of everyone on the road.
it is no secret that getting into a car involves a certain risk of getting into a crash.
in Washington State, cyclists and commercial trucks share the road. In urban areas, large trucks are particularly dangerous for cyclists.
every year, many people in the U.S. welcome cooler temperatures, while some dread back-to-school season or seasonal changes related to their job.
on July 19, 2019, Alexander Acosta resigned as the Secretary of Labor, leaving Deputy Secretary Patrick Pizzella as the Acting Secretary of Labor. One day earlier, President Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Eugene Scalia to be the next Secretary of Labor.
based upon a long line of California cases, a new ethics opinion acknowledges the dual benefits to both client and attorneys when a law firm utilizes in-house counsel to secure streamlined ethics and risk management advice.
in a recent case, the Court found workers were improperly classified as independent contractors and entitled to back pay for missing overtime compensation. The court determined that the workers were dependent on the business rather than in business for themselves and, thus, were employees. The Court also found that the owner of the employer business was also an “employer” and was personally liable for unpaid wages owed to the employees.
workers compensation can be a safety net for injured workers, but like any laws, it has limitations.
on June 28, 2019, the U.S. Department of State advised prospective adoptive parents and adoption service providers of potential delays in the processing time to complete intercountry adoptions from South Africa.
it’s estimated that around 37% of two vehicle crashes are caused by blind spots, meaning one of the drivers was not able to see the vehicle driving next to them.