The 7th Circuit considers the Immigration Nursing Relief Act
The Court of Appeals in the Seventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s holding that a private complaint is not necessary for the Secretary of Labor to initiate an investigation under the Immigration Nursing Relief Act, and that if foreign nurses are not paid the same wage as domestic registered nurses similarly employed in a facility, then they are entitled to back pay for their entire H-1A visa work period.
The 7th Circuit upholds application of the act-of-state doctrine
In a relatively rare case involving the act-of-state doctrine, the Court of Appeals in the Seventh Circuit determined that the district court did not err in applying the act-of-state doctrine to the Plaintiff’s claim for the wrongful loss of his property when Polish police seized and subsequently “lost” his computers after Defendants filed a criminal complaint against his Polish corporation for alleged intellectual property infringement.
Advantages and benefits for U.S. investors in Thailand
The World Bank has also published very positive rankings of Thailand for ease of doing business. Not only is Thailand one of the top five countries in Asia, but it also one of the top 20 countries on the planet in this category.
Chicago hosts major international arbitration event
The International Centre for Dispute Resolution is bringing together arbitration experts to discuss timely issues at a major conference to be held in Chicago April 24-25, at the InterContinental Hotel.
Complying with U.S. Export Controls
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s two-day program will be led by professional counseling staff of the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
Death penalty article
Last month, the United States Supreme Court once again ruled that the state can kill people as punishment for the commission of certain crimes.
This issue of The Globe includes the “Message from the Chair” by Pradip Sahu, and an article by Section Vice Chair, Cindy Galway Buys concerning the relationship between the Illinois State Bar Association’s Section Council on International and Immigration Law with the various Consulates within Chicago.
Pradip K. Sahu, Chair of the International and Immigration Law Section Council and Alpana P. Sahu provided us “Looking for a Precedent for Three Dimensional Trademarks in Japan? Coke is it”.
Each of you, as a member of the International and Immigration Law Section, has a lot to be proud of concerning the high level of activity you have been and continue to be accomplishing.
Welcome to the first issue of The Globe for the 2008-2009 year. I look forward to working with Pradip Sahu, the new Chair, and the other new officers and new and reappointed members of the Section Council
The ice person cometh
Increasingly, corporate counsel and other employment practitioners have become concerned about the enforcement activities of both the federal and state governments concerning the hiring of undocumented workers.
The International and Immigration Section Council on the World Wide Web
The mission of the International and Immigration Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association is to improve the knowledge and skill of Illinois attorneys in the fields of international business law and immigration law and to inform the general public about these growing areas; to raise the awareness of section members about the legal and political issues of international, both public and private; to raise the consciousness of Illinois lawyers representing the foreign born in general legal matters; and to publish newsletters and sponsor seminars and conferences in furtherance of these goals.