ANNOUNCEMENT 19 Mar 2014In March 2014, a US state government announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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In a bill (HB360) that the governor of Idaho signed into law on March 19, 2014, the state of Idaho repeals a provision of law originally enacted in 1983 that establishes special requirements for the recognition of foreign architectural firms. The language repealed by the new law had read as follows: 54-316. Foreign partnership and corporate practice.1. A foreign partnership or a foreign corporation may be allowed to practice architecture through an individual in this state if prior to any such practice it establishes to the board that:a. All the partners of a partnership or all the shareholders of a professional corporation are licensed under the laws of any state either to practice architecture or to provide allied professional services as denned in section 30-1303, Idaho Code; andb. One-third (1/3) of the partners of a partnership or one-third (1/3) of the shareholders of a professional corporation are licensed under the laws of any state to practice architecture; andc. The individual having the practice of architecture in his charge and through whom the corporation or partnership is practicing in this state is himself a partner or a shareholder, his ownership interest is equal to or greater than one (1) divided by the number of partners in the case of partnerships, or one (1) divided by the number of shareholders in the case of a corporation, and he is licensed to practice architecture in this state.2. The provisions of this section shall not apply to foreign partnerships or foreign corporations authorized under chapter 13, title 30, Idaho Code, or other provisions of law, to do business in this state prior to the effective date of this act.