Legal Blogs and Updates

Posts from July 2023.
USCIS Will Conduct Second Random Selection from Previously Submitted FY 2024 H-1B Cap Registration

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will soon conduct a second H-1B lottery for Fiscal Year 2024 cap-subject H-1B applicants. The lottery will draw from the remaining pool of applicants who submitted an online H-1B registration in March 2023 ...

Companies Now Have to Let Their Shareholders in on Their Cybersecurity Practices

Public companies now must disclose certain information regarding material cybersecurity incidents and the company’s cybersecurity risk management, strategy, and governance, under a Final Rule adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on July 26, 2023. 

The Final Rule ...

New Jersey Employers Have New Reporting Obligations Per Amendments to Unemployment Compensation Law

In November 2022, Governor Phil Murphy approved significant amendments to New Jersey’s Unemployment Compensation Law (“UCL”). The amended law can be found here. These changes will become effective on July 31, 2023

The law has required an employer to complete and provide a separated ...

Immigration Newsletter - August 2023

USCIS Announced Plan to Bolster the H-1B Registration Process to Reduce the Possibility of Misuse and Fraud in the System

As we reported in a previous newsletter, in the FY2024 H-1B registration, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received 758,994 eligible H-1B ...

Converting Office Space to Residential Property: One Way of Helping to Prevent Mortgage Defaults on Commercial Property

The 21st century presented a multitude of changes in how people work, live, and interact with their environments. The most notable of these changes has been the rise of remote working culture, which was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the transition has been beneficial for many ...

EU’s Proposed AI Act is at the Forefront of International AI Regulation

By voting to adopt the latest version of the AI Act, EU lawmakers have ratified strict regulations governing how companies may use the most recent advances in generative artificial intelligence (AI) models. Considered stricter than the United States’ and the United Kingdom’s AI regulations, the latest version of the EU’s AI Act also widens the purview of the restrictions it imposes on “high-risk AI systems” described in Title III of the proposed Act.

Proposed Legislation Would Provide Tax Abatements for Carbon-Emission Law Compliance

New York City Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) is sponsoring legislation intended to help middle-class co-op and condo owners comply with Local Law 97,  which—starting in 2024—sets carbon emissions caps on buildings over 25,000 square feet. Assemblyman Braunstein’s ...


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