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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Employer H1-B Visas Update

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a final rule that will require a $10 non-refundable fee for each Employer submitted H-1B registration, once it implements the electronic registration system. The registration  and fee are part of an agency effort to more efficiently process H-1B visa application.

The H-1B program allows a U.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Holiday Office Party - Investigating Misbehavior

Well the Holiday Parties have started which also means HR will likely have to deal with an employee’s conduct at the party.  The attached article raises some key points.  For an employee, you want to make sure you are able to keep your job after the party so don’t misbehave.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

OSHA Violations – Top Ten List

Recently OSHA issued the list of the most frequent safety violations cited.  The list can help Employers understand OSHA’s enforcement priority.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Employer - Immigration Intelligence

Immigration issues extend beyond the individual; they affect employers and businesses.  Already, worksite iimmigration enforcement investigations have doubled over the last year.  Thus, groups like the American Payroll Association have supplied programs to increase managers and employers Immigration Intelligence.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Overtime Law Changes Anticipated

Overtime Rule changes anticipated soon.  Over a year ago, attempts were made to change the Overtime rules.  While these changes failed, new proposed Read more . . .

Sunday, April 8, 2018

“Immigration Intelligence” an Informational Seminar

Immigration Intelligence Seminar

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Friday, September 22, 2017

2017 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - Awards Banquet

The Galdean Law Firm was a Sponsor at the 2017 Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.. 

Congratulations to the Awards Recipients:

  • Lifetime Business Award to Tony Madrigal of Madrigal & Associates.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award to Les Depperschmidt.
  • Orgullo Hispano Award to Abel Perez.
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Galdean Law Firm Receives Award from HR Professionals

Kansas SHRM honored the Galdean Law Firm with the 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award.

 Galdean Law Firm believes that "Diversity is not about how we differ; Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness."

 The Firm this past year assisted with presentations about disabilities, presented as a panel on "Using a Mentor" to Hispanic College Students, supplied pro bono services to disadvantage individuals, been a sponsor for the Scholarship Banquet for Hispanic Students, supplied the speech at a Citizenship Ceremony along with participating in diversity events with other associations.

 As part of the Award, Kansas SHRM will make a donation to a charity chosen by the Galdean Law Firm.  The charity chosen is the Kansas Hispanic Education & Development Fund.
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The End of DACA - Effects on Employers

A day after Labor Day, President Trump's Administration announced the withdrawal of DACA (known as Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals) program.  DACA generally involves supplying undocumented individuals some relief if they arrived in the US before the age of 16 and meet other requirements.  While DACA defers any deportation in specific circumstances, it also permits the recipient to work in the US with a work authorization. 

In the US, an employer is prohibited from employing a person not authorized to work in the US.  The withdrawal ultimately results in the loss of the DACA employee's work authorization.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

¿Qué quiere decir? “Mayor examinación en la selección y procedimientos de verifciación” en inmigración.

Personas extranjeras en los Estados Unidos, ya sean documentados o indocumentados, sorprendentemente continúan retrasándose en lo que se refeire a su situación de inmigración.  Los cambios de Estados Unidos en inmigración, sin embargo, no esperan.  Más bien la nueva administra- ción presidencial sigue avanzando con sus planes en materia de inmigra- ción.  Ahora, el cambio podría no ser un "muro", pero sin duda parece ser que hay cambios de inmigración que afectan a individuos, familias, empresas y comunidades.  El artículo adjunto se expone con más detalle sobre esto.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

What does it mean? “Heightened Screening and Vetting Procedure” in Immigration

Foreign individuals in the United States, whether documented or undocumented, surprisingly continue to delay addressing their immigration situation.  The U.S. changes in immigration, however, are not being delayed.  Rather the new Presidential Administration continues to move forward with its plans on immigration.

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