Charlotte Sexual Harassment Lawyer

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Law Promo’s spotlight today is on Chris Strianese, Charlotte Sexual Harassment Lawyer.

Chris Strianese is a Charlotte-based attorney specializing in sexual harassment. On his Charlotte sexual harassment attorney website, Chris explains sexual harassment in detail and what it entails. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances or favors as well as verbal and physical conduct reflecting sexual undertone. Sexual harassment is an ongoing problem in the workplace and must be taken seriously in order for it to end.

Sexual harassment in the workplace includes lewd comments or “jokes”, unwelcome sexual advances and favors, sharing/forwarding of lewd images, and improper touching. Sometimes victims of sexual harassment do not realize they’re being sexually harassed or play it off as a “joke”.

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USCIS Adjusting Premium Processing Fee

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today it is adjusting the premium processing fee for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers beginning on Oct. 1, 2018 to more effectively adjudicate petitions and maintain effective service to petitioners.

The premium processing fee will increase to $1,410, a 14.92 percent increase (after rounding) from the current fee of $1,225. This increase, which is done in accordance with the Immigration and Nationality Act, represents the percentage change in inflation since the fee was last increased in 2010 based on the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers.

“Because premium processing fees have not been adjusted since 2010, our ability to improve the adjudications and service processes for all petitioners has been hindered as we’ve experienced significantly higher demand for immigration benefits. Ultimately, adjusting the premium processing fee will allow us to continue making necessary investments in staff and technology to administer various immigration benefit requests more effectively and efficiently,” said Chief Financial Officer Joseph Moore. “USCIS will continue adjudicating all petitions on a case-by-case basis to determine if they meet all standards required under applicable law, policies, and regulations.”

Premium processing is an optional service that is currently authorized for certain petitioners filing Forms I-129 or I-140. The system allows petitioners to request 15-day processing of certain employment-based immigration benefit requests if they pay an extra fee. The premium processing fee is paid in addition to the base filing fee and any other applicable fees, which cannot be waived.