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May 2015 Posts

Kadinger Celebrates 50 Years with Woods Fuller

On May 28, 2015, the firm's bookkeeper, Cheryl Kadinger will celebrate 50 years at Woods Fuller.

May 28, 2015

Divided Fifth Circuit Denies Emergency Stay of Preliminary Injunction on DAPA and Expanded DACA Programs

On May 26, 2015, a divided panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the federal government's request for an emergency stay of a preliminary injunction that has temporarily stopped President Obama's deferred action initiatives from being implemented. The court's order keeps in place the hold on implementation of these initiatives while the Fifth Circuit considers the appeal of the preliminary injunction itself.

May 27, 2015

Attorney Heather Springer Speaks At Workplace Violence Prevention Forum

Attorney Heather Springer presented to nearly 250 business and human resource professionals on Wednesday, May 20th at the Workplace Violence Prevention Strategies Seminar at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Springer discussed creating the legal and procedural skeleton to prevent and address workplace violence.

May 21, 2015

A Trademark Primer: Registration, Opposition, and Infringement

Last month, the United States Supreme Court released its decision in B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries , in which the Court held that district courts should give preclusive effect to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (“TTAB”) finding that Hargis’s trademark SEALTITE was confusingly similar to B&B’s trademark SEALTIGHT

May 14, 2015

US Dept. of Labor and Homeland Security Announces New Rules for H-2B Visa Program

The H-2B visa program allows employers to hire foreign workers to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. In response to recent court decisions that have created significant uncertainty around the H-2B temporary foreign nonagricultural worker program, the U.

May 07, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Impacts Employers' Accommodation for Pregnant Employees

A recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion may change how employers review requests from employees.

May 04, 2015