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Changes to the H-1B Visa Program

The H1-B visa is designed to allow U.S. companies to employ graduate-level workers (or those who can demonstrate an educational equivalent) in speciality occupations, such as science, medicine, IT, finance, engineering, etc. Before looking at some recent changes to the H1-B visa that have already taken place — and some significant shifts that may be on the horizon — here are some... [Continue Reading]

Basic Strategies Used by Criminal Defence Lawyers in Calgary

If you’ve been arrested by the Calgary police, the first step to defend yourself is to ask for a lawyer. The criminal defence lawyers in Calgary can protect your rights and deal with the Crown prosecutors so that you’re accorded all your rights during the resolution process of your case. Your lawyer can negotiate a plea deal, or you can go ahead with a trial to determine your... [Continue Reading]

New Drunk Driving Rules in Alberta You Need to Know About

Alberta has recently updated its drunk-driving rules, responding to a stream of road-traffic incidents in recent years and resulting in a notably increased severity of the consequences facing those charged with driving under the influence. As familiarizing ourselves with the laws that govern our lives is one the most important steps of avoiding a criminal charge, it is well worth scrutinizing... [Continue Reading]

Construction Accident Compensation in Texas: Understanding the Law

Construction is a dangerous business for those who work in it and it’s true not just in Texas but everywhere else as well. Thousands of construction workers get injured in the United States every year and some of them even die in extreme cases. However, the laws regulating claims to personal injury and negligence of safety measures do differ from state to state. Therefore, it is... [Continue Reading]

Is your employment dispute unique? Can you get help?

Taking on a new job is often a stressful and exciting time, and situations vary massively. Maybe you have been plugging away, building up your CV to meet industry standards so that you can make that big move to a dream job? Maybe you have become disenchanted with your company or industry and have been dreaming of a career change? Maybe you need to move home, or want to emigrate, or feel your... [Continue Reading]

Putting a Stop to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The days when employees were expected to smile in the face of demeaning and disrespectful behavior in the workplace are, thankfully, behind us. This does not mean that sexual harassment is a thing of the past, but today there is a federal legal framework in place that defines sexual harassment in the workplace and provides a mechanism for victims of this behavior to seek legal recourse. If you... [Continue Reading]

Is It Legal to Use a VPN??

If you are an active Internet user, you might have heard of VPN, which stands for Virtual Private Network. VPN can be used for many different purposes. Some people use VPN to increase online security. For example, a traveller might choose to use VPN when accessing his bank account from a café offering free WIFI. Some people use VPN to bypass Internet blocking. [Continue Reading]