Kathleen Koppenhoefer

Kathleen Koppenhoefer

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USCIS Announces Employment Authorization Eligibility For Certain H-4 Spouses

As part of President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced eligibility for select H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B visa holders to obtain employment...more

2/27/2015 - Employment Authorization Document H-4 Spouses H1-B Highly-Skilled Workers Visa I-9 Non-Immigrant Visas Visas

Time to Plan for the FY 2016 H-1B Cap Season

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year 2016 cap (FY 2016). Beneficiaries of successful FY 2016 H-1B petitions will be...more

2/5/2015 - Filing Season H-1B Immigration Procedures USCIS Visas

Visa Restrictions on Foreign Entrepreneurs to Ease Under Obama Immigration Directives

President Barack Obama’s immigration directives, announced on November 20, 2014, include a plan to ease visa restrictions, “mak[ing] it easier and faster for high-skilled immigrants, graduates, and entrepreneurs to stay and...more

12/3/2014 - Barack Obama DACA DAPA Deportation DHS Entrepreneurs Executive Orders Green Cards Highly-Skilled Workers Visa Immigration Reform OPT PERM Popular STEM USCIS Visas

What President Obama's Immigration Directives Mean For Businesses

Earlier this evening, President Obama announced executive action that would significantly impact employment and investment-based immigration. To implement these directives, the White House released its plan on immigration...more

11/21/2014 - Barack Obama Entrepreneurs Executive Orders Green Cards Hiring & Firing I-9 Immigration Reform L-1B PERM Popular STEM Visa Caps Visas

U.S. and China to Increase Visa Reciprocity Beginning November 12

The United States and the People’s Republic of China will jointly increase the validity of short-term business and tourist visas, as well as student and exchange visas, issued to each other’s citizens in an initiative that...more

11/12/2014 - China Popular Reciprocity Rules Visas

Immigration Compliance Alert: Use Caution When Terminating H-1B Employees

An employer planning to terminate an employee on H-1B visa status needs to ensure that the termination is undertaken in compliance with not only the employment contract and applicable state and federal law, but also in...more

7/28/2014 - Corporate Counsel DOL Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract H1-B Hiring & Firing Notice Requirements Termination USCIS Wages

Obama Administration Trade Secret Report Raises Important IP, Business, and Securities Issues

The Obama Administration’s recent “Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets” makes clear the importance for businesses to be aware of and understand the international threats to their intellectual property, the...more

2/28/2013 - Cyber Espionage Cybersecurity Cybertheft Data Protection Obama Administration Trade Secrets

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