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Uche O. Asonye, CPA, JD, founded the Chicago law firm of Asonye & Associates in 1993. His firm concentrates on workplace issues, immigration law, employment, and civil litigation. His practice includes employment contracts, discrimination, workplace harassment issues as well as immigration, with special focus on physicians, health care workers and medical institutions. The firm relies on advanced technology to provide competent and cost effective representation for clients.

Employers Employing More Than 50% in The H-1B or L-1 Classification To Pay Additional $2,000 or $2,250 Filing Fee

 

Effective August 14, 2010 through September 30, 2014, employers that employ more than 50% of its employees in the H-1B or L-1 visa classifications face an additional filing fee of $2,000 or $2,250 for each H-1 or L-1 application. The new fees apply to petitioners with a total of 50 or more employees. The fee is required for an initial application to employ an alien or change employers in one of these categories.

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September 2010 - Black Dockworkers and Janitors Subjected to Nooses, Racist Graffiti, and Adverse Working Conditions

CHICAGO – Federal Magistrate Judge Susan E. Cox has granted preliminary approval to a $10 million, five-year consent decree in connection with the race harassment and discrimination lawsuit against Roadway Express and YRC, Inc that had been brought by the EEOC. In addition, the decree enjoins future discrimination at the facilities and requires the appointment of a monitor to oversee its implementation.

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