I-9 COMPLIANCE – WHAT IS IT? The Basics -WHAT EVERY U.S. BUSINESS OWNER NEEDS TO KNOW

I-9 Compliance and E-Verify U.S. laws require that all employers verify that its employees are legally able to work in the United States.  Towards that end, all employers are required to complete I-9 verifications on its employees.  With penalties for improper I-9 verification reaching 3,500 for the first offense and $16,000 for the third offense… Read more »

THE BASICS : EMPLOYMENT BASED VISAS

In continuing our basics series, this entry concerns those possessing higher levels of expertise in a field.  These visas cover a wide range of specialties and therefore, you should discuss your particular situation with immigration counsel.  You’d be surprised what would successfully work under these categories.  If you have questions, please ask!  We are always open… Read more »

DOMA : CLARIFICATIONS BY JANET NAPOLITANO

DHS Issues FAQ on Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling On July 1, 2013, Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, issued an FAQ in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on June 26, 2013, in the case of United States v. Windsor, which struck down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional.  That law had… Read more »

THE BASICS : INVESTOR VISAS

In continuing our basics series, below is a list of visas relevant to those investing in the United States.  As I mentioned in my previous post, these are very generalized descriptions and, therefore should be approached accordingly.   Any of you who have immigration questions should consult immigration counsel.  As always, we are here to answer any… Read more »

IT’S NOT CLOSED UNTIL IT’S CLOSED

Too often buyers are under the impression in a residential real estate contract that if they have a loan commitment, they are in pretty good shape to close. While for the most part that is true, there have been several instances of late that have shown just because a buyer has a loan commitment, does… Read more »

What Is Landlord Tenant Court?

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, you have probably heard of Landlord Tenant Court. You probably even know someone who has been to court on a landlord tenant matter. Since New Jersey has such a large amount of rental units, including residential housing and commercial space, the Landlord Tenant Court is a very… Read more »

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