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Who Qualifies for an H-1B Visa?

If you're interested in filing paperwork for an H-1B visa -- a temporary work permit the U.S. government issues to highly skilled foreign workers -- make sure to submit your paperwork sooner rather than later. The application season begins April 1.

But before all else, you need to get familiar with the process and find out whether you qualify for an H-1B visa.

Here are five basic requirements to apply for an H-1B visa:

Anita Hill Documentary Opens Today: Where Is She Now?

"Anita," a new documentary directed by Academy Award-winner Freida Mock, traverses the story of Anita Hill.

As you may recall, Anita Hill was a little-known law professor who took the nation by storm in 1991 when she alleged that then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her.

In 2010, with the 20th anniversary of the hearings approaching, she agreed to the documentary, deciding it was time "to revisit this, and for people to understand who I am," according to The New York Times.

Workers everywhere scramble to remember their sick time off policies whenever they catch a cold, but many are not entitled to paid sick leave.

Unless you live in specific states or cities with mandatory paid sick leave laws, there are no laws that require your private employer to pay for your time at home with the flu.

Why is that?

5 Legal Issues for Women: Where to Turn for Help

To commemorate International Women's Day, let's discuss the myriad legal issues women face and the resources that are available at their fingertips.

Despite significant gains in gender equality over the past century, women are still victims of harassment, assault, and discrimination in the workplace and at home.

Here are five legal issues women grapple with and where they can turn for help:

Is Your Confidentiality Agreement Legal?

Do you know whether your confidentiality agreement is legal? A number of issues can render confidentiality agreements invalid.

Common pitfalls in such contractual agreements include overbroad, unreasonable, or unduly burdensome terms. When these terms are not legally sound, they risk making the agreement unenforceable.

Here are three questions to ask yourself to figure out if your confidentiality agreement is valid:

10 Legal Lessons on Facebook's 10th Birthday

In case you missed it in your news feed, Facebook turns 10 years old today. So what legal lessons have we learned in the decade since the site was first launched as "TheFacebook.com"?

A quick look back at our past Facebook-related blog posts suggests users can do with a reminder about how status updates and comments can sometimes lead to negative (and even criminal) consequences in real life.

Whether you use Facebook to keep in touch with friends, promote your business, or to find out the latest news, here are 10 legal lessons we've learned from Facebook users over the past 10 years:

Wash. Teen Fired After Wearing Broncos Jersey

The story of a Seattle-area teenager who was fired after wearing a Denver Broncos jersey to work allows us to tackle a common employment law question: Is it legal for workers to be fired over their attire?

That's not exactly what happened to Nathaniel Wentz earlier this week, but the 17-year-old's story still made headlines nationwide.

What really got the teen fired, and were his employer's actions legal?

Supreme Court Calendar: 10 Cases to Watch in Jan.

If you take a look at the U.S. Supreme Court's calendar for January, you may notice a few cases that are of particular interest to you.

From gun ownership rights to presidential powers, the Court is slated to hear a wide variety of legal issues over five days of oral arguments this month.

Here are 10 Supreme Court cases to watch, in chronological order:

What Are the 7 Most Common Workplace Injuries?

From typing-related pain to an excruciating (and humiliating) slip-and-fall, workplace injuries are painfully common. They're so common, in fact, that one in five American adults say that they have suffered an injury while on the job, according to a recent FindLaw survey.

Here are the seven most common employment-related injuries, according to the survey:

Yes, Bad Twitter Jokes Can Get You Fired

Justine Sacco, a former PR executive at a large media company, learned the hard way that a bad Twitter joke can lead to more repercussions than rotten tomatoes being flung at you.

Dubbed "the tweet heard 'round the world," Sacco sent the following message to her followers before she boarded a flight for Cape Town last week: "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!" By the time she landed, the tweet had gone viral. Soon after, Sacco was sacked.

Sacco's story confirms people can -- and often do -- get fired for their social media posts.