Analysis: “5 Things Every U.S. Employer Should Know About DACA”

Since original publication, the Trump administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program Sept. 5. Full information here. DACA has benefitted approximately 800,000 individuals, and many companies may be employing a DACA recipient without realizing it. BAL has prepared an analysis of what employers should know about the program and
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BAL White Paper: Brazil’s new immigration law

On Nov. 21, Brazil will implement a new immigration law that will reshape regulations for foreigners, expatriate workers and refugees. The law reorganizes visa categories and focuses on human rights, putting immigrants on the same footing as Brazilians and integrating all migrants—whether high-skilled workers or refugees—into Brazilian society. Read more about Brazil’s new immigration law in
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Backgrounder: BAL’s latest information on the EU’s posted worker directive

Many countries throughout the European Union continue to implement new regulations to move into compliance with a directive aimed at enforcing EU rules on posted workers. The changes have significant impacts on mobility programs and have led to new notification and documentation-retention requirements for companies sending service providers to EU countries. EU member countries have
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Backgrounder: United Kingdom – Migration Advisory Committee’s Call for Evidence on Brexit & EEA Migration

What’s at stake for companies when it comes to Brexit?  The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has been commissioned by the government to advise on the social and economic impact of Brexit. The MAC relies on companies, like yours, to support its research in order to give a full and representative picture of the effect of
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Berry Appleman & Leiden Announces Opening of Johannesburg Office

Africa Expert Owen Davies Leads Team of Immigration Professionals Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL) has expanded its Africa presence with an office in Johannesburg, South Africa, led by Managing Director Owen Davies.  Davies opened BAL’s Mozambique office in 2016. “The South Africa office is excellently positioned to complement the work of our Mozambique office by
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BAL again Ranked one of the Best Firms for Minority Attorneys by Law360

For the second consecutive year, Law360 has named BAL as one of the nation’s Best US Law Firms for Minority Attorneys in its annual Diversity Snapshot. According to Law360, BAL is one of the top 21 firms making headway and enjoying the benefits of a more diverse attorney workforce. At BAL, minority attorneys make up at least 40 percent of
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BAL Brexit Bulletin August 15, 2017

The following is a roundup of recent developments concerning Brexit negotiations and the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. News Summary The Migration Advisory Committee, a nonpartisan panel of economists, has been commissioned by the U.K. government to research and provide its recommendations on EU/EEA migration to the U.K., its effects on the domestic
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Analysis: BAL White Paper examines Brexit’s impact on Ireland

One of the most significant, complex and potentially intractable issues within the Brexit negotiations is the question of Ireland – that is, how will the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, taking Northern Ireland along with it, affect and disrupt existing agreements between Ireland and the U.K. that currently provide enormous benefits to the
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