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“Save the Date:” The Importance of Timely I-9 Form Preparation

In an action brought by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) against Liberty Packaging, Inc. (Liberty), the U.S. Department of Justice recently held that providing the government with backdated I-9 Forms constituted a violation of the Immigration and Naturalization Services Act. The DOJ is actively … Read More »

EEOC Keeps on Truckin': Employment Law Trends in the Transportation Industry

CGWG attorneys Abtin Mehdizadegan and Jess Sweere authored an article for the latest issue of the Arkansas Trucking Report, the magazine of the Arkansas Trucking Association. The article highlights legal trends the transportation industry should continue to expect based on recent activity by the EEOC. These trends include eliminating barriers … Read More »

Je Suis Stanley?

by Laura Dyer Johnson Do you have a charity you want to provide for on your death? Perhaps you have already set up a gift of some variety for that charity, but did you take into account the possibility that the charity may not survive you? Or that it may … Read More »

EEOC Offers Guidance on Employer Wellness Programs

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that it will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) today, April 20, 2015, describing how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to wellness programs. Many employers offer incentivized workplace wellness programs designed to promote health and disease prevention, some of … Read More »

Arkansas SHRM State Conference Wrap Up

CGWG participated in the Arkansas SHRM State Conference last week in Hot Springs and we had a great time, as always! The firm is always proud to sponsor the ARSHRM State Conference and we enjoyed visiting with our HR friends and colleagues at our booth. Thanks for stopping by to … Read More »

USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2016

On Monday, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it finished the computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select H-1B visa petitions to meet the 65,000 cap for fiscal year (FY) 2016. USCIS stated it will begin premium processing for H-1B cap cases no later than May … Read More »

Obama Vetoes Resolution to Block NLRB Ambush Election Rule

This week, President Obama vetoed Congress’ joint resolution to block the NLRB’s ambush election rule, which shortens the period of time that employers and employees will have to prepare for a union election after receiving an election petition to as few as 14 days beginning on April 14. Under current … Read More »

Estate Planning Considerations: Difficult Conversations

by Laura Dyer Johnson One of the most difficult and most important conversations you can have with your loved ones is the preference for end of life care. A recent Reuters article highlights some of the existing obstacles that physicians have to leading that conversation. Though we can hope the … Read More »