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Burr Hosts “Diversity & Inclusion in Today’s Business World” Panel at the University of Alabama School of Law

Burr recently hosted a “Diversity & Inclusion in Today’s Business World” panel at the University of Alabama School of Law alongside attorneys from Honda Manufacturing and Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.

The panel, in which over 50 students attended, included two Burr Birmingham attorneys, James Roberts and Caroline Page, alongside two in-house counsel;  Erica Sheffield from Honda Manufacturing and Steven Nichols from Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.

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School District Update: Hiring H-1B Teachers in 2019-2020

While students across the country are getting ready for spring break, school districts are already preparing to hire teachers for the next academic cycle.  Many districts are suffering from a nationwide teaching shortage and are increasingly turning to foreign nationals to fill open positions.  Federal immigration laws now permit certain school districts to file H-1B petitions throughout the year which has drastically reduced some of the challenges of hiring and retaining qualified teachers.

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