The Importance Of Unconscious Bias In Professional Liability

In this post published on the Professional Liability Underwriting Society ("PLUS") Blog, Managing Member Robert Chadwick discusses how unconscious bias by professionals can spark claims of professional negligence and employment discrimination. READ POST

Will Athletes Be Impacted By The Latest Presidential Visa Proclamation?

On June 22, 2020, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending the entry of certain non-immigrants in specific work visa categories. The proclamation will remain in effect through December 31, 2020 and may be continued or modified as necessary. The Proclamation suspends the issuance of visas for those seeking entry pursuant to an: H-1B visa and any foreign national coming to join them; H-2B visa and any foreign national coming to join them; J visa, to the extent the foreign national is participating in an intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel program, and any foreign national coming to join them; and L visa, and any foreign national coming to join them.

Robert Chadwick Is New PLUS Blog Contributor

Effective June 22, 2020, the Professional Liability Underwriting Society ("PLUS") has added nine new contributors to its blog. The new contributors are Robert G. Chadwick Jr. of Seltzer, Chadwick, Soefje & Ladik, PLLC, Abbas Hassan of Starstone Insurance, John Humphreys of Everest Insurance, Paul Greve of Markel Specialty, Kurtis Suhs of Cyber Special Ops, LLC, Emily Sides Bonds of Jones Walker, LLP, Timothy Smit of Lockton Companies, Brittany Lannan of Everest Insurance, and Rob Yellen of Willis Towers Watson. PLUS was founded in 1986 by industry professionals who recognized the need for a forum for individuals involved in the field of professional liability. Membership consists of over 7,0

Bias As To Perceived Sexual Orientation Has Real Consequences For Employers

On Monday, June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court published a historic decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga. A 6-3 majority held the prohibition against sex discrimination in employment in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) includes discrimination based upon sexual orientation. For jurisdictions which had endorsed a contrary view, claims of sexual orientation discrimination under Title VII present new questions. In many situations, for instance, the information available to an employer allows only a perception of the sexual orientation of an applicant or employee. This information can be appearance, physical mannerisms, speech and interactions with others. This infor

The Coronavirus Handbook For Employers

Many employer clients have asked the firm for assistance in developing a Coronavirus Handbook for employees during these unique times. Robin Foret has prepared a template which is easily adaptable for most workplaces. For more information about the Coronavirus Handbook please contact her by telephone at 469.626.5358 or by e-mail at

2020 Immigration Issues For Golfers & Caddies

Golfers 1. If you are currently in the U.S. in valid P-1 status and your P-1 visa and P-1 approval notice expires in the next 3 months, then you need to file a P-1 extension to extend your legal P-1 stay in the U.S. 2. If you depart the U.S. after your P-1 visa in your passport has expired, then you will need to obtain a new P-1 visa in your passport before you can reenter the U.S. in P-1 status. Note that if the consulates have not reopened, you may not be able to obtain the P visa to reenter the U.S. See 3. If you are currently outside the U.S. without a valid P-1 visa, you may have

When Will The U.S. Consulates Open For Visa Services?

Many athletes and support staff are gearing up for their sport to resume competitions soon. During the hiatus, many spent the time off in their home countries and have now completed the filing of visa petitions which, upon approval, will allow them to apply for specific O or P visas at U.S. consulates. Those who remained in the U.S. may have been able to obtain extensions or changes of status without leaving the country. However, those individuals who are outside of the country must secure a visa appointment at a U.S. consulate to return. They are all asking, “When will the consulate reopen so I can get my visa?” The short answer is-- “We don’t know.” Given the lack of information from the D

"D Magazine" Recognizes Steve Ladik Among Best Immigration Lawyers

Seltzer, Chadwick, Soefje & Ladik, PLLC is pleased to congratulate Steve Ladik on his recognition in the "Best Lawyers in Dallas 2020" list by D Magazine. His recognition is in the area of immigration law. For recognition on the list, Dallas attorneys must be nominated by their peers. D MAGAZINE PROFILE

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