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July 2011 Archives

Why PG County Schools' Wage Violations May Throw Its H-1B Teachers Out of the US

n the wake of Maryland's Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) settlement agreement involving H-1B wage violations, questions have been raised about the unfair effect this is having on the victims, the teachers who will be forced to leave their jobs and the United States once their H-1B time runs out.

MD County's Public Schools Barred from H-1B program and Fined for Wage Violations

In a settlement agreement signed this month in connection with H-1B wage violations, Maryland's Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) system must reimburse more than 1000 teachers $4.2 million in H-1B application fees and pay a $100,000 fine. The Department of Labor and USCIS have also barred the school system from filing applications for work visas for two years.

Atty. Amy Risseeuw Authors Articles Regarding Judicial Estoppel for Wisconsin Association for Justice

PBC Attorney Amy Risseeuw has authored two articles for The Verdict, a magazine of the Wisconsin Association for Justice: "Judicial Estoppel, A Cautionary Tale," and "Apropos of a Cautionary Tale." 

PBC Atty. Amy Risseeuw Authors Articles Regarding Judicial Estoppel for Wisconsin Association for Justice

PBC Attorney Amy Risseeuw has authored two articles for The Verdict, a magazine of the Wisconsin Association for Justice: "Judicial Estoppel, A Cautionary Tale," and "Apropos of a Cautionary Tale."

WI Resident John Kroner Appeals Transfer to Tribal Court, Submits Petition for Review to WI Supreme Court

On July 1, 2011, John Kroner, a Wisconsin resident represented by Peterson, Berk & Cross and the firm's attorney Michael Brown, filed a petition for review with the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

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