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H-1Bs by the Numbers: DOL Reports on Q1 FY2016 Usage

The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor (“DOL”) has released information breaking down H-1B usage for the first quarter of FY2016, based on Labor Condition Application filings, or LCAs.  Every H-1B petition must be accompanied by an

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Veteran Charities – Not All Exist to Benefit Veterans

There are around 1.6 million non-profit organizations in this country.  Of those, upwards of 65,000 include the word “veterans” in their title.  With so many seeking donations, it is more important than ever to be confident that when you give

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Back-To-School Tips for Students with Special Needs and their Families

By Sheryl R. Frishman, Esq. Littman Krooks, LLP The summer has flown by and now it is time to think about going back to school. While this can be an exciting time, it can also be an anxiety-provoking experience. This

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Long-Term Care Insurance: Options Abound, As Do Complications

Long-term care insurance has become a critical topic as health care costs continue to rise.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates the average annual cost of U.S. nursing home care to be $74,820. But in California, the

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Intellectual Activity Can Stave Off Alzheimer’s

Researchers have found that lifelong intellectual activity can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by years. In a study published in the journal JAMA Neurology, researchers found that people who were genetically prone to Alzheimer’s held off the disease up

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The Vulnerably Housed and Homeless Suffer Increased Risk of TBI

Typically, traumatic brain injury (TBI) coverage focuses on those involved in contact sports and on military veterans. However, TBI also seriously affects vulnerably housed individuals and the homeless. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation recently featured a study arguing that the

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Texas oil workers have a high accident and death rate

Although the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was horrific for platform workers, and those who lost loved ones, riggers on land are at an even greater risk, without much of a support system for them. According to

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Results in Large Settlement out of Court, Due to Employer Negligence

Although this workplace lawsuit happened in Philadelphia, it could just as easily happen in Austin, Texas, the state with the highest number of on-the-job injuries and deaths. This was a wrongful-death lawsuit that arose after the death of a Philadelphia

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Austin Accidents on the Rise Due to Construction and Inattention to Speed Limits

Austin is a busy city, rapidly expanding to greet new people. As the population grows, the number of traffic accidents increases. The increasing number of accidents in Austin is related to the number of construction sites now actively expanding various

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New Research Combats Linear and Rotational Forces with Contact Athletic Helmets

Hits to the head can cause traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Such hits are extremely common in many contact sports, including football, placing the risks involved in play under close scrutiny in recent years. Not many think about the consequences of

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