Shortage of Physical Therapists and Nurses Allows for Short-Cut to Permanent Residency
April 18, 2023
Employers in the healthcare industry may have a leg up when tapping foreign workers for employment via EB-2 employment-based permanent residency (i.e. “green card”).
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What Does It Mean for your Employees Now that the H-1B Lottery Selection Process Completed?
April 4, 2023
The United States Citizen and Immigration Services has announced that it has completed the lottery that determines who is eligible to petition for an H1B Visa.
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Planning for H-1B Visa Season
January 18, 2023
It’s that time again.  Employers who are considering petitioning for H-1B Visas should start planning for the registration process now.
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Recent Layoffs Provide Opportunities to Hire H-1B Visa Workers
November 30, 2022
Employers looking to hire workers with experience in the tech industry have a unique opportunity to fill open positions in light of recent high-profile layoffs at major corporations.
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The Devil is in the Details: Meeting the Criteria for an H-1B Visa Continues to Become More Difficult
January 22, 2020
It’s not getting any easier to persuade the government that your worker is eligible for an H-1B visa.
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As April 1 H1-B Application Deadline Looms, Remember Changes to Rules and Lottery Process
March 22, 2019
When the USCIS begins accepting applications for H1-B visas on April 1, it will do so under new rules that bring significant changes to the H-1B lottery process.
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Last-Minute Changes to H-1B Visa Process Announced
February 4, 2019
The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has posted the final rule amending regulations that govern H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those that may be eligible for the advanced degree exemption.
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What 2019 Has In Store for the H-1B Visa Program
January 29, 2019
We’re not sure what will ultimately happen in the employment immigration arena this year, but there’s a lot of potential for change.
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Employers May Be Impacted by Changes to 2019 H-1B Visa Application Process
January 2, 2019
Employers who have sponsored H-1B Visas for foreign workers know that the process to do so is no easy task.
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USCIS Proposes Significant Changes to the H-1B Lottery Process
December 4, 2018
On December 3, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a proposed rule which, if finalized after notice and comment, would significantly change the H-1B lottery process.
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H1-B Visa Applications Facing Greater Scrutiny
August 22, 2018
A report by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) reveals that the denial rate for H1-B petitions increased significantly in the 4th quarter of Fiscal Year 2017.
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H-1B Worker Who Quits Cannot Be Required to Pay Back H-1B Fees
May 21, 2018
An H-1B Visa allows a non-immigrant worker to work temporarily in the US for a sponsoring employer.  An employer must petition for an H-1B Visa on the employee’s behalf; an employee can’t do it, and the costs of petitioning for an H-1B Visa are substantial.
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May 31

(Not Terribly Useful) Guidance from the DOL on the FMLA and Holidays

May 30

EEOC Updates COVID-Related Guidance For Employers As The Feds Declare An End To The Public Health Emergency

May 26

The EEOC Targets the Use of AI in Employment Decisions