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USCIS Publishes Long-Awaited High-Skilled Immigration Rule

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published its long-awaited “High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers” regulation today, Nov. 18, 2016. This regulation was proposed on Dec. 31, 2015. It will become...more

Supreme Court Extends Public Sector Employees' First Amendment Rights

A public sector employee may now have a First Amendment and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim even where the public sector employee has not engaged in protected First Amendment political activity. This may be the case if a public...more

Powerball for H-1B Visas

Lottery mania has been sweeping the nation as Powerball winnings exceeded $1 billion for the first time. For highly skilled foreign nationals and the employers who desire to employ them, a different kind of lottery mania is...more

1/25/2016  /  DOL , H-1B , Popular , USCIS , Work Visas

Thou Shall Accommodate: Funeral Leave as a Religious Accommodation Under Title VII

Requests for reasonable accommodations are commonplace for employers of qualified individuals with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. But a recent case reminds employers that reasonable accommodation of...more

North Carolina Joins Growing List of States Mandating Employer Use of Federal E-Verify System

In light of growing dissatisfaction with the federal immigration system, various states have taken matters into their own hands in an attempt to limit employment of unauthorized aliens....more

New I-9 Form Released - U.S. Employers Should Begin Using New Form to Verify Employment Eligibility of All Newly Hired Workers

On March 8, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a Federal Register notice announcing that Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification has been revised. The newly revised Form I-9 makes several...more

3/13/2013  /  Eligibility , Hiring & Firing , I-9 , USCIS
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