NPZ Law Group, P.C. (f/k/a Nachman & Associates, P.C.)

Managing Attorney - U.S. Immigration Law
VISASERVE PLAZA 487 Goffle Road  Ridgewood , New Jersey 07450, United States

Contact: David Nachman, Managing Attorney - U.S. Immigration Law

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ABCs OF H-1Bs (THIS IS PART VI OF AN VIII PART SERIES): CAP REACHED; DO I STILL HAVE A CHANCE OF GETTING AN H-1B VISA?

On Monday, April 7, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap, both regular and master’s, for fiscal year (FY) 2015…more
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THE H-1B VISA DILEMMA: MARCH MADNESS COULD BRING H-1B SADNESS.

The use of the term "lottery" is very deceptive in the context of a discussion about the H-1B professional and specialty occupation work visa. We often receive inquiries from potential H-1B beneficiaries who contact our offices…more
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ABCs OF H-1Bs (THIS IS PART V OF AN VIII PART SERIES): DOES MY MASTER’S DEGREE QUALIFIES ME FOR THE H-1B MASTER’S CAP?

Many F-1 visa holders, particularly those who are engaged in OPT, often change their immigration status to become professional specialty workers (H-1B workers). The H-1B cap is the Congressionally-mandated limit on the number of…more
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ABCs OF H-1Bs (THIS IS PART IV OF AN VIII PART SERIES): THE WHYS AND HOWS OF EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE EVALUATIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF H-1B VISA PREPARATION AND FILING.

Most of the prospective H-1B employees and H-1B employers begin with either of the following two thoughts: “I would like to work in the U.S. using an H-1B visa, but am not sure if I qualify” or “I want to hire a foreign worker…more
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ABCs OF H-1Bs (THIS IS PART III OF AN VIII PART SERIES): WHAT H-1B EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LCA TO AVOID POTENTIAL DOL COMPLIANCE PITFALLS.

The H-1B visa program permits a United States employer (“employer”) to temporarily employ nonimmigrants to fill specialized jobs in the United States. The Immigration and Nationality Act (the “INA” or the “Act”) requires that an…more
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DAVID NACHMAN’S TOP TEN REASONS WHY WILLING PROSPECTIVE H-1B EMPLOYERS SHOULD DO H-1B VISAS FOR WILLING H-1B CANDIDATES.

Every year at about this time, U.S. Employers approach the Immigration and Nationality Lawyers and Immigration Attorneys at the NPZ Law Group often asking us for the reasons why they should consider doing the H-1B visa. Here…more
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IMMIGRATION-RELATED AUDITS: WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW.

There are three potential “hot spots” for audits and investigations for the government related to the immigration and nationality laws. The first has to do with the documentation that the employer is required to maintain in…more
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White Collar Exemptions: Do Employers Need To Pay Overtime Compensation To H-1B Workers? [Part III]

To claim learned professional exemption under the FLSA, the employee must work in a profession where specialized academic training is a standard prerequisite for entrance into the profession. FLSA regulations specifically state…more
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ABCs OF H-1Bs (THIS IS PART II OF AN VIII PART SERIES): HOW MUCH PROSPECTIVE H-1B EMPLOYERS NEED TO PAY TO H-1B EMPLOYEES AND WHY THE PREVAILING WAGE IS IMPORTANT.

Employers who seek to hire an H-1B nonimmigrant in a specialty occupation must first make a filing with the Department of Labor (DOL) and obtain a Labor Condition Application (LCA). The LCA, among other things, must specify the…more
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White Collar Exemptions: Do Employers Need to Pay Overtime Compensation to H-1B Workers? [Part II]

In the context of an H-1B visa, it is the definition of “professional” employees that may pose a challenge for employers in deciding whether the employee qualifies for an exemption or not pursuant to the FLSA. There are two…more
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White Collar Exemptions: Do Employers Need to Pay Overtime Compensation to H-1B Workers? [Part I ]

The first part begins with the discussion about “why LCA is silent on overtime compensation, OR, in the alternative, whether employers employing H-1B workers are required to pay overtime compensation” by providing a basic…more
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ABCs OF H-1Bs (THIS IS PART I OF AN VIII PART SERIES):WHAT PROSPECTIVE H-1B EMPLOYERS AND H-1B EMPLOYEES NEED TO KNOW IN ORDER TO GET H-1Bs FILED AND APPROVED IN APRIL 2014.

The current annual cap on the H-1B category is 65,000. All H-1B nonimmigrants are not subject to this annual cap. Up to 6,800 visas are set aside from the cap of 65,000 during each fiscal year for the H-1B1 program specifically…more
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RECENT IMPORTANT CHANGES TO NAFTA FOR MEXICAN PROFESSIONALS.

The Department of State (DOS) recently amended its regulation pertaining to The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), by removing the petition requirement for Citizens of Mexico applying for nonimmigrant TN classification…more
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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Gets Strong Think-Tank Support

Comprehensive Immigration Reform issues seem to be back on the front burner, at least for now. While a potential House approach on legalization would allow fewer unauthorized immigrants to gain lawful permanent residence than…more
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“DEFINING PARTNERSHIP OF THE 21ST CENTURY”: E VISA POSSIBILITY FOR INDIAN CITIZENS?

U.S. immigration laws specifically authorize the issuance of E visas to nationals of a country that has qualifying treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States. Such qualifying treaties may include treaties of…more
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