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Special allowances not part of basic wages: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that the special allowances paid by an employer to its employees would not fall within the expression ‘basic wages’ for computation of deduction towards the provident fund if the payment have a direct … Continue reading

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Contracts Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites: USCIS

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued policy memorandum establishing policy relating H1-B petitions filed for workers who will be employed at one or more third-party worksites. To establish eligibility for an H-1B petition involving a third-party worksite, the … Continue reading

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Parties should stick to the agreement: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently ruled that a party cannot be permitted to go back on an assignment agreement signed by it, that included an arbitration clause, vis-à-vis assigning rights in his literary works alleging that the terms of such … Continue reading

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Institution must qualify as “US institution of higher education” at time beneficiary’s degree was earned: USCIS

USCIS clarifies that, in order to qualify for an H-1B numerical cap exemption based upon a master’s or higher degree, the conferring institution must have qualified as a “United States institution of higher education” at the time the beneficiary’s degree … Continue reading

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‘Fair Use’ doctrine explained: DHC

Refusing to grant interim injunction on a claim that the course packs prescribed by Delhi University contain no additional material apart from photocopies of copyrighted publications, the Delhi High Court ruled that the concept of fair use in copyright law … Continue reading

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Equal pay for equal work: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently reiterated that even temporary/adhoc government employees would be entitled to same pay scale as regular employees if they perform the same duties and denial of same pay scale would be violative of the Indian … Continue reading

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Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses: DHS

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced today that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are … Continue reading

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