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DOL Publishes Guidance On H-1B Requirements
On March 15, 2019, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Field Assistance Bulletin (Bulletin) for all DOL District Directors providing guidance on how U.S.
United States
12 Apr 2019
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First Preference, Employment-Based Priority Workers' U.S. Immigrant Visas At A Processing Standstill
However, the DOS' August 14, 2018-issued September Visa Bulletin projects that no measurable relief from EB-1 retrogression will occur until FY 2019's second quarter.
United States
29 Aug 2018
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ICE Announces Three-Prong Workplace Enforcement Strategy
On January 10, 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released a statement detailing a new, comprehensive worksite enforcement strategy that incorporates...
United States
27 Feb 2018
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Failure To Pay Minimum Wage Can Jeopardize Employment-Based Visa Petitions
Rudyard Kipling famously noted, "East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet."
United States
27 Apr 2017
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New USCIS Policy Decision Broadens Permissible Bases For Visa Transfer Of Multinational Managers
After four years of internal deliberations, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services recently issued a policy memorandum binding all USCIS personnel to follow the reasoning of a 2013 USCIS Administrative Appeals Office decision.
United States
1 Jul 2016
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Hybrid Visa Offers Alternative To Limited H-1B Visa
For an ever-increasing number of U.S. employers, the start of another calendar year also means H-1B season has arrived.
United States
2 Feb 2016
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New Social Security Card Application Requisites Raise Eyebrows
Critics of the rule change claim the Obama Administration is making it easier for unauthorized immigrants to fraudulently work by obtaining SSNs.
United States
25 Aug 2015
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USCIS Acts To Eliminate Employment Disruption For Professional Workers
Employers who seek to reduce disincentives that currently encourage H-1B non-immigrant employees to abandon adjustment to lawful permanent residence status will benefit from a new employment authorization rule announced on February 24, 2015, by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS).
United States
4 Mar 2015
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Navigating Employment-Based Visas For Startups
Startups often seek to hire highly educated employees with degrees in STEM fields in order to compete with their established competitors.
United States
30 Sep 2014
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Hit With I-9 Violations? Put Them On ICE
Employers who seek administrative review of enforcement fines sought by Immigration Customs and Enforcement ("ICE") related to U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services ("USCIS") Form I-9 violations may petition relief from such ICE allegations before the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO), a division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
United States
28 Mar 2014
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AAO Finds USCIS Impermissibly Redefines Showing Of Specialized Knowledge
The Administrative Appeals Office of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services recently reversed a finding by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services.
United States
16 Apr 2013
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AAO Finds USCIS Impermissibly Redefines Showing Of Specialized Knowledge
The Administrative Appeals Office of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, otherwise known as the AAO, recently reversed a finding by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services that had denied approval of an L-1B intra-company specialized knowledge employment visa for a five-year, India-based employee of the company.
United States
16 Apr 2013
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Investment-Based Employment Visa Finds Judicial Support
The "E-2 Treaty Investor" employment visa classification was established by Congress to promote capital inflow by foreign investors and to create additional employment opportunities for U.S. citizens.
United States
10 Oct 2012
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Labor and Employment Law Weekly Update (Week of October 18, 2010)
In 2004, Congress passed a law allowing employers to obtain electronic signatures on and electronically store I-9 forms.
United States
 
20 Oct 2010
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Labor and Employment Law Weekly Update (Week of April 5, 2010)
Several states have recently seen changes to their laws concerning the enforcement of employee covenants not to compete (sometimes called "noncompetition agreements" or, more colloquially, "noncompete agreements")
United States
19 Apr 2010
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Federal Contractors Mandated To Vet Employees Using E-Verify
President George W. Bush issued an Executive Order dated June 9, 2008, mandating federal contractors to use the E-Verify system to check immigration status when they hire new workers or start work under government contracts.
United States
30 Jun 2008
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