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  • Bowers Harrison Recognized for Pro Bono Efforts March 22, 2017 Southern District celebrates pro bono attorneys | The Indiana Lawyer After enacting a rule allowing judges to assign pro bono cases to attorneys who frequently practice in federal court, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana is celebrating a “banner year” for pro bono service. During 2016, 108 Indiana attorneys agreed to represent ...
  • Mark Miller to Present How to Properly Conduct an Internal Investigation April 12, 2015 On April 16, 2015, Bowers Harrison attorney, Mark E. Miller, will present on How to Properly Conduct an Internal Investigation. The seminar is sponsored by the Evansville-Area Human Resource Association and will provide employers with information on relevant issues and practical tips on how to investigate complaints of discrimination, harassment, and requests for accommodation.   For registration ...
  • Are LinkedIn Contacts Protectable Trade Secrets? March 30, 2015 Many professionals maintain robust social media accounts to raise their public profile and generate business – often at the encouragement of their employers. As just one example, LinkedIn, with its more than 347 million users, proclaims itself as the “World’s Largest Professional Network” and the leader among those social networks aimed at professionals. However, an ...
  • Meijer Successfully Appeals Property Tax Bill; Millions of Dollars at Stake for Indiana Counties February 21, 2015 The Indiana Board of Tax Review recently ruled that a Meijer store located in Indianapolis should have been assessed at the equivalent of $30 per square foot, not at $83 per square foot as originally determined by the Marion County Assessor in 2012. This means Meijer would only be responsible for paying almost one-third less ...
  • Presentación informativa sobre los nuevos cambios en la ley de inmigración January 21, 2015 Acompáñenos a la presentación informativa sobre los nuevos cambios en la ley de inmigración. La información será presentado por los abogados Royal Gearhart y Keith Wallace de Bowers Harrison LLP, las Caridades Catolicas, y la Christian Fellowship Church. Adicionalmente se presentará información sobre derecho de la familia y opciones eficaces para resolver los conflictos familiares. La ...
  • Executive Action on Immigration Part 10: What Businesses Can Do to Start Preparing January 9, 2015 The changes to the immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs discussed in prior posts offer potentially huge benefits to businesses, employees, and foreign investors. However, the programs and initiatives proposed in the President’s executive actions are not yet effective, and will begin to be implemented in the near future. That being said, businesses can use this ...
  • Executive Action on Immigration Part 9: Changes Affecting Foreign Investors January 8, 2015 In my recent prior posts regarding the President’s executive actions regarding immigration, I addressed the impact of the changes on U.S. businesses and employees. Today’s post specifically addresses the proposed changes and their impact in regards to foreign investors and entrepreneurs. Clarification of the standards for National Interest Waivers. USCIS has announced that it will clarify ...
  • Executive Action on Immigration Part 8: Specific Changes to Visa Procedures Affecting U.S. Businesses Cont’d. January 8, 2015 Today’s post continues the prior discussion of specific changes to immigrant and nonimmigrant visa procedures and their effect on U.S. businesses. In addition to the changes addressed in the prior post, in accordance with the President’s announcement on his executive actions on immigration, USCIS will also begin to implement the following changes. Expansion of OPT program ...
  • Executive Action on Immigration Part 7: Specific Changes to Visa Procedures Affecting U.S. Businesses January 6, 2015 Yesterday’s post focused on the proposed general changes by USCIS to the immigration regime as a whole and their effect on U.S. businesses and employees. Today’s post will briefly begin to discuss the changes to specific immigrant and nonimmigrant programs that businesses, employees, and foreign investors will be able to take direct advantage of and ...
  • Executive Action on Immigration Part 6 – General Changes Affecting U.S. Businesses January 5, 2015 My previous posts on the President’s executive actions regarding immigration have focused on the new opportunities that will be available to individuals to remain in the country and work here legally. However, the proposed executive actions will also have a substantial impact on U.S. businesses and foreign investors. One of the primary goals of the ...