While many immigration practitioners wait anxiously for a resolution to the judicial challenges faced by DAPA and expanded DACA, others let out a sigh of relief at the announcement made today by U.S. Citizenship and...more
Employers who wish to hire foreign workers in a “specialty occupation” this year should start the process now in order to submit their petitions on April 1, the first day that U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)...more
For employers looking to bring non-US citizens into the United States, an important immigration deadline is around the corner. Failure to properly plan for and meet this deadline may result in the employer’s inability to...more
February has rolled around again, so it's time to start working on H-1B petitions that must be filed on April 1 for eligibility under the H-1B cap.
Many of our clients are exempt from the H-1B cap: colleges,...more
In this issue: Asia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovak Republic, Spain, UK, Middle East, Qatar, North America, U.S.
An excerpt from China:...more
With the use of more than a few pens, the Governor of California has enacted more than 50 new laws related to employment, some of which affect all employers, and others that affect only specific industries. Unfortunately for...more
Breaking News: President Obama's Executive Action Plan for Business Immigration -
President Obama has announced a series of executive actions regarding immigration reforms, many of which focus on illegal immigration at...more
This Guide provides non-Canadians with an introduction to the laws and regulations that affect the conduct of business in Canada and, in particular, in the province of Ontario. In some cases, this Guide also identifies issues...more
E-Verify has been operational since 1997 as part of a Basic Pilot Program to assist employers to verify electronically that a newly hired employee is authorized to work in the US. A number of states have made use of E-Verify...more
The Department of Justice (DOJ), through its Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC), recently settled a claim alleging discrimination, based on unfair documentary practices during...more
Prior to filing a permanent labor certification (PERM) application for a foreign worker, U.S. employers must conduct a cumbersome recruitment process to first attempt to hire a U.S. worker. Demonstrating that the recruitment...more
DHS Proposes to Issue Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Spouses -
On May 12, 2014, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") proposed a rule that would authorize employment authorization for certain H-4...more
The California Supreme Court has decided to hear a case that could impact the ability of undocumented workers to collect back wages or sue employers for discrimination in California, and may prove instructive in other courts...more
Employers seeking to employ foreign workers must often obtain a positive labour market opinion (LMO) from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) before a foreign worker will receive a work permit. If you are...more
It is common for companies to hire college students and plan to continue their employment after graduation. Increasingly, many foreign college students are in the United States on F-1, student visas and receive 12 months of...more
On April 1, 2014, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) will begin accepting new H-1B petitions for employment commencing on October 1, 2014. New H-1B petitions are subject to an annual limit of 65,000 new...more
Employers recruiting foreign students from U.S. universities or professionals from elsewhere in the world should begin planning for March 31, 2014. ...more
1. What role does the government of Korea play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
The Korean government takes an active, investor-friendly role in approving and regulating foreign direct investment....more
The federal government shutdown is now entering its third week. Although there are some hopeful signs here in Washington that an agreement that will allow the federal government to reopen will be reached, it is unclear when a...more
Effective October 1, 2013, U.S. federal government operations are experiencing a lapse in appropriations due to the inability of Congress to pass a funding bill. The shutdown is preventing employers from filing H-1B...more
In 2011, Congress passed the Unemployment Insurance Integrity Act (Act) as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 (TAAEA). While the TAAEA was primarily concerned with extending retraining assistance...more
Be Global is a publication by DLA Piper's Global Employment Group, designed to keep you informed on recent developments around the world.
Be Global complements uKNOW, our online international employment, pensions and...more
Six years after the passage of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan on National Registers of Identification Authorities (“National Registry Law”) of 12.01.2007 (as amended on 21.06.2013), on January 1, 2013, obtaining an...more
An important goal of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is to protect U.S. workers from being displaced on the job market by foreign workers. Certain employment-based permanent residence applications therefore require...more
Federal Agency and Consulate Partner to Educate Ecuadorian Workers On Their Employment Rights -
SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) entered into...more
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