Jorge Lopez

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DOL Misclassification Guidance on Independent Contractors Could Affect Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Classifications

On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued guidance to clarify when workers can be classified as independent contractors or employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This Administrator’s Interpretation...more

10/26/2015 - B-1 Business Visitor Canada DOL ESTA FLSA Foreign Nationals Foreign Workers H-1B Independent Contractors Mexico Misclassification NAFTA Popular TN-Visas Wage and Hour Work Visas

USCIS Issues New Procedures for Determining Time for Filing Green Card Application

On September 9, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) promulgated new procedures for determining the visa availability date for individuals waiting to file employment- and family-based applications for...more

9/18/2015 - DOL Executive Orders Filing Deadlines Green Cards H-1B Immigration Reform Obama Administration US Department of State USCIS Visas Work Visas

Current Immigration Consequences of the Government Shutdown

With the federal government shutdown now a reality, employers should be aware of the immigration consequences. The following outlines how the government shutdown is affecting the operations at agencies that process...more

10/4/2013 - DHS DOL E-Verify Government Shutdown Social Security Administration (SSA) Tentative Nonconfirmation

Workplace Policy Institute: Immigration Reform in 2013 - What U.S. Employers Can Expect

For the past decade, lawmakers have discussed immigration reform, but changes to U.S. immigration laws have been minimal. During the 2012 election campaign President Obama pledged to place immigration reform at the top of his...more

2/6/2013 - ACHIEVE Act DACA Dream Act E-Verify Foreign Nationals Highly-Skilled Workers Visa Immigration Innovation Act of 2013 Immigration Reform Non-Immigrant Visas STEM Visas

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