Recent Publications - Commercial Litigation

Trump Administration Proposes Changes to H-1B Lottery
January 3, 2019 | Employment & Labor
The public comment period for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) proposed changes to the H-1B lottery system has now closed.  U.S. companies filing H-1B visa petitions must typically enter a lottery because the law caps the number of H-1B visas that DHS can issue each year. The proposed rule would make two important changes …
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Del Pizzo Writes in ‘The Computer & Internet Lawyer’
December 17, 2018 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
Nancy Del Pizzo published an article in The Computer & Internet Lawyer entitled “Are Your Clients’ Web Sites Accessible?” It discusses how businesses’ online presence may leave company owners open to litigation due to a lack of accessibility by the disabled. It relates how the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination at “places of public accommodation,” and …
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Suffolk Prohibits Employers from Asking Applicants about Prior Compensation
December 6, 2018 | Employment & Labor
Suffolk County will now join New York City, Albany County and Westchester County, in prohibiting employers from inquiring into the salary and benefits history of job applicants. The intent of the new law is to reduce pay inequality for women and minorities. Effective June 30, 2019, an employer, employment agency, employee or agent in Suffolk …
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USCIS Clarifies 1-Year Foreign Employment Requirement for L-1 Visas
December 4, 2018 | Employment & Labor | Corporate
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a policy memorandum clarifying the one-year foreign employment requirement for an L-1 visa for intracompany transferees. Previously, USCIS inconsistently applied this requirement when a foreign national was in the United States in one status but sought to change to L-1 status. An L-1 visa permits …
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Justice Department Updates Best Practices for Cybersecurity
October 31, 2018 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
In September, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Cybersecurity Unit, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section updated its Best Practices for Victim Response and Reporting of Cyber Incidents. The updated guidance (which is not intended to have any regulatory effect) emphasizes the importance of planning a response before a data breach, ransomware threat or other cyber …
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OMIG Audits: Failure to Provide Comments Can Prove Costly
September 19, 2018 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Healthcare providers must not only be knowledgeable in their respective specialties, they must also understand and comply with the multitude of regulations that not only directly affect their practice of medicine, but also their payment for the services rendered. After all, “those who deal with the government are expected to know the law, and cannot …
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Del Pizzo Co-Edits and Publishes In August 2018 NJ Lawyer Magazine
July 30, 2018 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
In addition to sharing the co-special editor role for the August 2018 issue of New Jersey Lawyer magazine, which focuses on “Diversity,” Nancy Del Pizzo also received publication credit for her article directed to New Jersey lawyers, “Navigating the Internet for the Visually Disabled.” New Jersey Lawyer magazine is a publication of the New Jersey …
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Website Accessibility: Lawsuit Avoidance and a Potential New Source of Customers
July 24, 2018 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
Nancy Del Pizzo’s article, “Website Accessibility: Lawsuit Avoidance and a Potential New Source of Customers” was published in Nutrition Industry Executive. Click here to read full article. …
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Bank, Green and De La Hoz Author Article for ABA
April 2, 2018 | Employment & Labor | Commercial Litigation
Brian Bank, Scott Green, and Catalina De La Hoz co-authored an article entitled, “Recent Developments in Employment Law and Litigation” for the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal. Click here to read the article. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or downloaded …
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N.J. Employers Seeking IP Rights From Employees Face New Obstacles
February 23, 2018 | Intellectual Property
Effective April 1, 2018, employers in New Jersey will no longer be able to use an employment contract to obtain rights to an employee’s inventions. Exceptions included in the legislation are whether the inventions (a) relate “to the employer’s business or actual or demonstrably anticipated research or development,” or (b) result “from any work performed …
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