Immigration issues for health care facilities seeking to hire foreign workers
Hypothetical Case #1: Dr. Sam Mazdejadeh, a citizen of Iran, is completing his cardiology residency at a well-known teaching hospital. He has published several highly regarded papers on new techniques he developed in angioplasty; his research has been used and cited by other leading researchers.
Immigration law alert
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") is setting up a new electronic entry-exit system, called US-VISIT, that will collect and share information, including biometric identifiers, on visitors to the United States.
Is Customs the Grinch that stole Christmas?
Importers may have lost the benefit of importing a wide range of holiday-themed goods at duty free tariff rate. According to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (hereinafter referred to as HTSUS), heading 9505 applies to "festive, carnival, or other entertainment articles," which include "articles for holiday festivities and parts and accessories thereof."
On behalf of the members of the Section Council for the ISBA Section on International and Immigration Law, we are happy to provide you and the Board of Governors with a status on our section council's progress for the 2003-2004 term.
Memorandum of French Labour Law
In the United States, a merger, acquisition or transfer of a business can present complicated employee-related issues.
Overview of the Algerian Code of Public Tenders of July 24, 2002
The new Algerian Code of Public Tenders (the "Code"), which applies exclusively to the procurement contracts concluded between the Algerian national and local governments as well as public entities (the "Algerian Customer") and any Algerian or foreign entity, was promulgated by Presidential Decree dated July 24, 2002.
Retention of sales agents or representatives in Algeria
For many years, Algeria had a statutory ban in regard to the retention of intermediaries in connection with the importation of products or equipment into Algeria and the preparation, negotiation and conclusion of any contracts relating to said importation.
In 1990 the Illinois State Bar Association entered into a "Twinning Agreement" with the National Bar Association of Poland and the Advocates Society of Chicago.