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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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Good News For Private Employers In California: Federal Court Temporarily Enjoins Several Provisions Of New Law Prohibiting Cooperation With Immigration Enforcement Agents
Private employers received good news this month when a federal court temporarily stopped the state of California from enforcing most of a new law that restricts an employer's ability to cooperate...
United States
26 Jul 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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Who Should Eye Your I-9s?
Our readers should be well aware that every newly-hired employee in the United States must complete a Form I-9 and present supporting documentation confirming their ability to legally work ...
United States
25 Jul 2017
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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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Four Hot Labor And Employment Issues In Automotive In 2017 - Part 2
Monday we took a look at two important labor and employment questions for automotive employers and suggested next steps to consider during 2017.
United States
23 Feb 2017
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Are You Using The New I-9 Form?
As the Trump administration settles in, those of us who counsel employers have cautioned to "expect the unexpected."
United States
21 Feb 2017
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DHS To Issue New I-9 Form Following Recent Penalties
These bring significant changes for employers. DHS has also announced that it will soon issue a new version of the Form I-9. These actions bring significant changes for employers.
United States
24 Oct 2016
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DHS To Issue New I-9 Form After Recently Increasing Penalties For I-9 Violations
Just when employers were becoming more comfortable with the complex and lengthy Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification that was issued in 2013, the federal government has decided to turn up the heat.
United States
19 Oct 2016
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Potential Issues For Employers After Brexit (With No Clear Answers Yet)
The voters in Great Britain caught the world off guard by voting to leave the European Union (EU) after over 40 years of membership.
European Union
15 Jul 2016
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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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DHS Extends Time Period For STEM OPT Employment Authorization
Foreign students primarily come to the United States under the F-1 temporary immigration classification to study at American colleges and universities.
United States
3 Jun 2016
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The Impact Of Justice Scalia's Passing On Pending Supreme Court Cases
The country was shocked to hear of the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Legal scholars and political commentators have since written extensively on Justice Scalia's contributions to the legal world and his sometimes polarizing opinions.
United States
24 Feb 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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High Fines Continue To Provide "Additional Motivation" For I-9 Compliance
Although Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has recently eased off of its record pace for commencing new I-9 inspections, employers can take no comfort.
United States
5 Jan 2016
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An Employer Wins! BALCA Finds Crucial Inconsistency
A recent decision by the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) illustrates just how draconian decision-making with regard to labor certification filings can be at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)...
United States
23 Dec 2015
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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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DHS Proposes Changes To E-Verify Program: I-9 Reverifications And FNC Formal Reviews
As employers continue to enroll in the E-Verify program at a high rate, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering various changes to this key program.
United States
21 Jul 2015
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Employers Beware: If You Moved An H-1B Worker Without Advising USCIS, You Have Until August 19, 2015 To Make Amends
A recent binding decision issued by the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) has complicated even further the confusing rules governing employer obligations in the H-1B nonimmigrant visa program.
United States
7 Jul 2015
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