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Goo Goo Dolls’ Acoustic Tour Headlines Blockbuster Spring Acts at Seneca Niagara’s Bear’s Den

Goo Goo Dolls’ Acoustic Tour Headlines Blockbuster Spring Acts at Seneca Niagara’s Bear’s Den

Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel’s 440-seat Bear’s Den Showroom will be a can’t-miss destination for music lovers this March and April, as seven of the world’s best acts will fill the venue – including Buffalo’s own Goo Goo Dolls as part of a spring acoustic tour. Also added to the lineup are Todd Rundgren, Blackhawk & The Outlaws, Holly Cole and Jim Cuddy Trio.

Today’s Drug Epidemic Goes Far Beyond Celebrity Headlines

Today’s Drug Epidemic Goes Far Beyond Celebrity Headlines

 

Aren't all drug-related deaths tragic? If so, why do we as a community and a nation tend to ignore the 38,000 overdose deaths in the United State each year until it claims the life of someone with celebrity status? Whether it’s Philip Seymour Hoffman dying of a heroin overdose or Whitney Houston from cocaine abuse, is their life more important than the life of your friend, relative or neighbor who may have also succumbed to drugs?

Perhaps the media coverage of Hoffman’s recent passing is a good thing. We need to shine a spotlight on the drug epidemic that is sweeping through Western New York right now, paying no attention to the social status of the victims in its path. 

Policy Regarding Criminal Cautions and Visas is Clarified

Policy Regarding Criminal Cautions and Visas is Clarified

 

In a transcript from the Jan. 29, 2014, web chat with U.S. Embassy London, it was noted that the Department of State is clarifying its policy regarding criminal cautions in the United Kingdom as they relate to visa issuance. “Currently, U.S. government policy is under review regarding criminal cautions in the United Kingdom. Applicants having a caution may experience lengthy delays during the application process.”

The Embassy advises that individuals applying for nonimmigrant visas — including L-1, H-1B, O-1 and P-1 categories — apply for their visa as soon as possible and do not make final travel plans until they have their visa in hand.

Berardi Immigration Law Assists Canadian Clients with U.S. Work Authorization

Berardi Immigration Law Assists Canadian Clients with U.S. Work Authorization

 

January has proven to be a very busy month for our attorneys at the Peace Bridge.  Attorneys Rosanna Berardi and Jennifer Behm have appeared with more than 10 clients for a variety of matters, including both initial and renewal NAFTA applications. All of our petitions were approved by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Following is a recap of some of the matters our office has handled these last few weeks. 

Delving Deeper into H-1Bs for Specialized Workers

Delving Deeper into H-1Bs for Specialized Workers

 

In our last blog we took a look at the H-1B category, the nonimmigrant category for specialized workers. In this blog we are going to delve deeper into the category. We’ll discuss some of the necessary components of the application, like the prevailing wage, the Labor Condition Application and the Public Access File. 

The H-1B Process

Prior to filing an H-1B petition, there are a number of requirements an employer must fulfill. Specifically, a Prevailing Wage Determination must be made in accordance with U.S. Department of Labor regulations, and the Labor Certification Application must then be filed.  

‘Canalside Tale’ is Latest Book From No Frills Buffalo

‘Canalside Tale’ is Latest Book From No Frills Buffalo

Local book publishing company No Frills Buffalo announces the release of its latest book, “Canalside Tale” by John Grandits. A former official with the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Homeland Security, Grandits is a graduate of Bishop Timon High School and Niagara University. He currently makes his home in Buffalo. 

 

Rob Thomas, Paul Anka Added to Spring Concert Lineup at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel

Rob Thomas, Paul Anka Added to Spring Concert Lineup at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel

Seneca Casinos announces the addition of two world-class performers to its already rock-solid lineup of spring entertainment. Coming to Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls USA will be Matchbox Twenty front-man Rob Thomas on May 10 and longtime singer-songwriter Paul Anka on April 19.