In This Issue:
- Here Come the Feds -- What President Obama’s second term means for the tech industry
- Log In:
...Feds cast an eye on social media
...3-D’s IP dimension
In the last installment of the “Independent Contractor or Employee” series, we discussed what laws might apply and what problems you might encounter when using an independent-contractor engagement for your multinational...more
Last month, the so-called “Gang of Eight” Democratic and Republican Senators released their comprehensive immigration reform bill entitled the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of...more
At the root of an uptick in cruise ship mishaps and disasters may be overworked and fatigued crew members, a maritime law firm is claiming. The spread of foreign arbitration clauses in employee contracts that prevent workers...more
Overview - As discussions regarding immigration reform continue to unfold, one point that is not under discussion or subject to debate is the contribution of foreign scientists and engineers to the New Economy. The statistics...more
Last week, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) announced that it had already reached the statutory limit of 65,000 H-1B visas allowed to be issued for foreign workers in “specialty occupations,” and...more
On April 5, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had received enough petitions to meet the statutory H-1B cap of 65,000 new H-1B visas to be issued each year. The H-1B visa category is...more
The Administrative Appeals Office of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, otherwise known as the AAO, recently reversed a finding by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) that had denied approval of an L-1B...more
The most important issue for foreigners working in China is to apply for work and resident permits with Chinese authorities. Compare with the procedures and documents required for foreigners who work for a foreign...more
Since the landmark 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision in NFIB v. Sebelius, largely upholding President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”), the U.S. government has been moving full-steam ahead on...more
New system will streamline admission process but may lead to confusion for companies.
On March 21, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that a rule to automate the Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record...more
Employers need be aware of a recent interpretation issued by the PRC Supreme Court which clarifies a number of employment issues related to service year, non-competition, amendment to employment contract and employment...more
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a company to hire workers in specialty occupations. This visa category requires that the beneficiary (the foreign worker) have a Bachelor’s degree, and the Petitioner (the...more
While demand for immigrant labor has steadily increased in recent years, resulting in a shortage of needed H-1B visas for foreign workers in specialty occupations, the number of people seeking entry into the U.S. under the...more
Now is the time for employers to assess their FY 2014 H-1B needs and to start preparing their petitions for submission on April 1.
U.S. companies that offer appropriate internships or traineeships to junior-level foreign employees who come to the U.S. to gain on-the-job training often utilize J-1 exchange visitor visa programs for interns and trainees....more
In our previous blog post we began a discussion of key timing considerations for religious workers. Our next practice tip with regard to timing concerns the filing of immigrant I-360 petitions on behalf of religious workers....more
In our previous blog post we began a discussion of key timing considerations for religious workers. Our next practice tip with regard to timing concerns the ability to use the USCIS Premium Processing Service to expedite...more
Originally published in the 2012 Edition of Inside the Minds published by Aspatore/Thomson West.
This chapter discusses the current immigration enforcement climate for US employers, which involves a...more
Based on information provided by the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and various year-end publications about the actions brought against employers for immigration violations in 2012, we have compiled a short list of...more
Employers that applied for sponsorship licences in November 2008 must renew now to avoid losing the ability to sponsor overseas workers in the future....more
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