H1-B visas are nonimmigrant visas issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to foreign workers in specialty occupations. Specialty Occupations are those occupations requiring specialized knowledge... more +
H1-B visas are nonimmigrant visas issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to foreign workers in specialty occupations. Specialty Occupations are those occupations requiring specialized knowledge and training, such as engineering, medicine, architecture, law and mathematics, to name a few. To ensure that employers do not engage in unfair wage practices, USCIS requires that employers pay H1-B workers at least the same wage as other similarly-skilled workers or prevailing industry wages. The number of H1-B visas is currently capped at 65,000 per year.
A comprehensive new Senate immigration bill includes provisions governing the award of nonimmigrant visas for highly skilled workers (H-1B visas) that are likely to adversely affect outsourcing companies that use a U.S.-based...more
A bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators on Tuesday (April 16, 2013) introduced the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, an 844-page bill that aims to bolster border security and...more
The bipartisan bill on immigration reform introduced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday of this past week does not even have a number assigned to it yet, but already it has drawn more attention and support than any prior attempt...more
The first major immigration proposal in several years contains sweeping changes, with the president potentially signing a version by mid-June....more
In This Issue:
- Immigration. Washington takes the first step toward immigration reform.
- State Round-Up. Learn about the latest employment law news in your state.
- Traditional. Wade Fricke and Matthew Kelley...more
Following are some highlights for the comprehensive bipartisan immigration reform bill introduced in the Senate on April 17, 2013.
H-1B Cap Raised, but New Restrictions on Temporary H-1B Workers. In an effort promote...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
Employers seeking to hire individuals on an H-1B visa will have to wait until next April to file a petition. In just five days the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received enough H-1B visa petitions to reach...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
Many foreign nationals who want to start a business in the United States have asked the lawyers at Scott Legal Services, P.C. to explain the different Visa options available to them. This article reviews four very popular...more
In This Issue:
- Lawmakers Reintroduce Social Networking Online Protection Act
- Lawsuit Claims Scanning E-mails Away from Work Should be Overtime
- Business, Labor Unions Work Together for Immigration Overhaul
In the weeks since President Obama and the Senate’s bipartisan Gang of Eight both announced their set of principles for comprehensive immigration reform, a heightened debate of how reform will come to fruition has taken hold...more
On Monday, April 1, 2013 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting FY 2014 H-1B cap-subject petitions for employment starting on October 1, 2013....more
We have written before on this blog about the visa issues that offshore service providers face when bringing talented resourced to the U.S. from other countries....more
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