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USCIS Extends Compliance Flexibilities Implemented During COVID-19 Pandemic
August 15, 2022
Over the last few years, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has relaxed various compliance requirements recognizing they had become impracticable during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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H-1B Registration Opens in March
February 3, 2022
For the past few years, the USCIS has greatly simplified the process by which it will decide which petitions will even be considered for approval.
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“Huddled Masses”: Employment Eligibility of Afghan Refugees
September 23, 2021
International news has been dominated the last few weeks with the situation in Afghanistan.  The withdrawal of troops and politics aside, there has been a large humanitarian story playing out with the evacuation of American citizens and Afghan allies.  With that comes the rise of domestic concerns – Where will people go? How will they provide for themselves? What will their futures look like?
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Ontario: Immigration Status By Any Other Name?
July 13, 2021
In Haseeb v Imperial Oil Limited, 2018 HRTO 957, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario awarded damages representing four years of lost wages to a job applicant who lied about his immigration status to a prospective employer. Thankfully for employers, the Divisional Court recently overturned that Tribunal decision.
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Supreme Court Rules DACA to Continue—For Now
June 19, 2020
On June 18, 2020, The United States Supreme Court ruled, 5 to 4, that the Trump Administration could not immediately shut down DACA.
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Immigration Issues in the Workplace: What to Expect in 2020
January 13, 2020
Developments in employment-based immigration during the decade are likely to be influenced by this year’s federal elections.
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If ICE Comes, Are You Ready?
December 11, 2019
2019 was unquestionably a busy year for the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”).
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ICE Conducting Site Visits at STEM OPT Employer Locations
December 11, 2019
A recent article by Forbes reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has started conducting site visits “to investigate students on Optional Practical Training (OPT) in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.”
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Important End Of Year Chore – Preserve Your E-Verify Records
December 9, 2019
If you began using E-Verify at least 10 years ago, you will want to take measures by December 31, 2019 to preserve your data.
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And the Costs Keep Rising: Immigration at a Glance
September 24, 2019
There have been a few developments in the employment-related immigration arena that employers should be aware of.
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Ontario: New Human Rights Restrictions when Recruiting Immigrants
September 24, 2019
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario recently awarded over $100,000, representing four years’ lost salary, and $15,000.00 for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect to a job applicant who was denied a position after lying about his ability to work legally in Canada on a permanent basis.
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Massachusetts: Department Clarifies Coverage for Non-Immigrant Workers under the Paid Family and Medical Leave Law
August 21, 2019
The implementation of the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law in Massachusetts is fast approaching.
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