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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Executive Action: H-4 Employment Authorization

Our current laws do not allow the H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B holders to work in the U.S. This has resulted in a lost talent pool for the U.S., not to mention frustration by the H-4 dependents, and financial stress on families. Executive Action will finally extend employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Executive Action: Employment Based Immigration

President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration seeks to stimulate the economy and provide some relief to foreign workers through a series of new actions...


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Executive Action: Undocumented Immigrants & Deferred Action

There are approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. The President’s executive action, would address this population by reordering the enforcement priorities away from families and children and toward: criminals, gang members, recent immigrants, and multiple visa violators.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

California’s 2015 Update to the Overtime Exemption for Computer Professionals

California's Labor Code contains some of the most, if not the most, employee friendly laws in the United States; and much of the code is spent dealing with the minimum wages employees must be paid, and the maximum hours they can be made to work without requiring additional compensation. However, not all minimum wage/overtime laws are created equal, and in California some computer professionals are governed by a specific minimum wage requirement.


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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

President Obama: Major Immigration Announcement

President Obama is expected to make a major announcement about immigration reform this Thursday evening. It is anticipated that he will roll out a plan that would effectively grant relief from deportation to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants by using his Executive Authority on how our current immigration laws are enforced. These actions are being taken as more than 1 year has passed since the Senate initially passed an immigration reform bill that had bipartisan support in June 2013, but was later killed in the House.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Visa for Start-Ups (O-1)

You have a brilliant new start-up, and need an immigration option that allows you to take it to the next level - an O-1 might be just the right option.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mathews Law Office: LLC vs. S Corp vs. C Corp

One question business owners frequently ask is which legal structure is right for their business.  This is actually a very nuanced question based on your individual situation but here are some highlights for you to consider.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

U.S. Master’s Cap Exemption and Private For-Profit Universities Beware!

Foreign nationals who have attended private, for-profit schools must take caution as their degrees do not permit them to apply in the US Master's Cap Exemption. Prior approvals may be revoked!


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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

F-1 and OPT Travel FAQs

As the opening date for filing H-1B petitions on April 1st approaches, many graduating students and students on OPT have questions about traveling and maintaining their status. These FAQs address the typical scenarios confronting students.


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Friday, February 7, 2014

The March 2014 Visa Bulletin Has Been Released!

Check out the latest priority dates in the March 2014 Visa Bulletin.


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