Regulatory Thicket Grows for H-1B Employers


This year has produced more regulatory burdens for employers who rely on the assistance of foreign specialty workers (pursuant to a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act known as H-1B).

At the very start of the year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a memo (referred to as the Neufeld memo) that imposed extra-regulatory requirements on the types of enterprises that could utilize H-1B provisions and on the activities in which H 1B workers could engage as employees.

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