Corporate & Employment Law

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Breaking News: Proposed RAISE Act Will Alienate, Not Attract Global Talent

By Roujin Mozaffarimehr

On August 2nd, Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) introduced the RAISE Act, a bill supported by the Trump administration that, in part, looks to replace our current employment-based immigration system with a “merit-based” points system that purports to attract the best and the brightest global talent.

We have taken a closer look at the points system in the bill and put it to the test, to see if the best and the brightest would really be identified by the system. We compared 2 hypothetical Candidates to each other and evaluated each of them with the proposed point system.

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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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