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USCIS Settles Lawsuit That Should Help H-1B And L-1 Visa Spouses
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KTC’s Seattle immigration attorney, Kripa Upadhyay, served as local counsel in this groundbreaking case resulting in a significant settlement with the U.S. Government, Dept of Homeland Security – the outcome of which will help many spouses of H-1B and L-1 visa holders. Read the full Forbes article. Originally appeared online in Forbes January 21, 2023…

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IMMIGRATION NEWS UPDATE
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H-1B Lottery Registration Date to Hire Foreign Nationals on Temp Work Visas By Kripa Upadhyah Getting Ready for H-1B registration for FY 2024 If you need to or plan to hire foreign national employees to work for you under H-1B visas, please be advised that United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has announced that…

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Immigration Law Webinar and Seminar: Options for Maintaining Non-Immigrant Status
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Join us February 15, 2023, in person or online, to learn about options for Residency/”Green Card” that do not depend on your employment with a specific employer.   We will focus on self sponsored options like National Interest Waiver (NIW); EB-1 & EB5-Investor Visa.  Register here for the Zoom webinar.  For in person registration, please email moc.elttutrraknull@nosnhoje,…

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Annual Mergers & Acquisitions Program Hosted by the Association for Corporate Growth
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KTC is pleased to sponsor the 2023 Association for Corporate Growth Annual M&A Event. This year’s event will take place on January 18, 2023, 5:00-7:00 p.m. PST at the Washington Athletic Club.  In addition to our firm’s sponsorship support, KTC shareholder Walter M. Maas III, will be moderating.  ACG’s panel of experts, representing a broad…

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Client Alert: California Privacy Rights Act Revises California Consumer Privacy Act for 2023
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By Kyle B. Straughan and Michael M. Feinberg If you are a business owner without a storefront or office based in California, assuming this 2023 Act does not apply to you could result in regulatory inquiries and monetary penalties. In today’s national and global market, it is rare for all commercial activity to occur entirely…

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ZOOM WEBINAR: Visa Options for Those Affected by Recent Tech Layoffs
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Our highly experienced immigration attorneys are holding a virtual webinar this Wednesday, Nov. 30th from 11:00am to 1:00pm (PST), to address the visa options for those tech employees who have – or who anticipate being – laid off.   RSVP Now by clicking this registration link. KTC attorneys will discuss: Sixty-day grace period – What does…

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Seattle Immigration Team Joins Karr Tuttle Campbell
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SEATTLE, WA – We are pleased to announce that the immigration team of Orbit Law has joined Karr Tuttle Campbell (KTC), effective September 1, 2022. Attorney Kripa Upadhyay, founder and managing partner of Orbit Law has joined KTC as a shareholder, along with attorney Eileen K. DaPra, and paralegal Candy Gallegos, will augment KTC’s existing…

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Silenced No More Act; Equal Pay and Opportunities Act; Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Harassment Act of Washington State
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Silenced No More Act Prohibits Non-Disclosure Agreements for Claims of Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation On March 24, 2022, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed into law E.S.H.B. 1795, the Silenced No More Act (herein “E.S.H.B. 1795”), which becomes effective June 9, 2022. Washington joins California in becoming the second state to pass the Silenced No…

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KTC Welcomes Jason J. Hoeft to its Personal Injury and Litigation Practices
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SEATTLE, WA – May 12, 2022: Karr Tuttle Campbell (“KTC”) is pleased to announce that Jason J. Hoeft has joined the firm as Of Counsel to its Personal Injury and Litigation Practices. Formerly with another Seattle law firm, Jason has experience in commercial litigation and catastrophic personal injury matters in counties throughout Washington State. “Jason…

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Conflicting Federal Decisions Create Uncertainty for Clinical Laboratories About the Application of EKRA
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On May 28, 2022, in United States v. Schena, the Northern District of California found that EKRA prohibits a laboratory from paying commissions to its sales employees to secure referrals of patients indirectly from physicians.[1] The decision is only the second federal court case to interpret EKRA and it directly contradicts an earlier decision by…

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