Polsinelli Podcast - Immigration Compliance: What Every Employer Should Know About the Form I-9
Global Immigration Solutions for Multinational Businesses
A series of recently enacted, far-reaching California laws targeting employers who retaliate against workers could subject the state’s employers and, potentially, their attorneys, to criminal penalties. So far, California—a...more
In This Presentation:
- A Look Back at 2013
- Where Do We Go From Here?
- What Is This H-1B Cap Stuff?
- Why Immigration Reform Is Not Imminent
- What About Form I-9 And E-Verify?
- Enforcement On The...more
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Special Counsel (OSC), recently published a new Know Your Rights flyer aimed at workers with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status and the supporters who represent...more
Public servants with the utmost integrity also need to be aware of what is happening ethically around the state. In today’s climate, every public agency’s image is impacted by the missteps or misconduct of others. Below...more
The U.S. government’s H-1B temporary professional worker program allows U.S. employers to hire foreign nationals in “specialty occupation” positions that require a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent. Under current law, the...more
While Israel welcomes immigrants, and even provides them with tax incentives, it is serious about ending any perceived notion that it is somehow complicit with taxes evaded by its foreign residents in their home country. As...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
Earlier this month, Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2014 announced that the country would be ending its Immigrant Investor Program (IIP). The Canadian government made the decision to end the program in order to eliminate a...more
It is that time of the year again, the time to start working on the H-1B petitions. The H-1B visa is probably the most common work visa for someone who has at least a Bachelor’s degree (or a combination of some university...more
USCIS will soon post its guidance for filing cap-subject H-1B petitions on April 1, 2014 for an Oct. 1, 2014 start date. It is anticipated that the demand for H-1Bs in fiscal year (FY) 2015 (which starts on Oct. 1, 2014) will...more
The H-1B visa filing frenzy is upon us once again! Because of the chronic shortage of nonimmigrant visas for foreign workers in the specialty occupation category (H-1B visas), employers seeking to hire new H-1B workers must...more
If you were granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (“DACA”) status by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement prior to August 15, 2012, or if you are a DACA recipient...more
Tax season is upon us and Americans across the country are busy preparing their state and federal income tax returns. Many green card holders wonder whether they are subject to U.S. tax reporting obligations and, if so, what...more
J-1 hosts should review their policies and procedures in anticipation of unannounced site visits.
The U.S. Department of State, Office of Private Sector Exchange, will begin conducting random J-1 host site visits...more
The EB-5 investor visa is a business-based immigration option for foreign nationals with significant investments in the United States.
What is the EB-5 investor program?
The EB-5 visa was created as part of the...more
In January 2014, both the Senate and Assembly introduced bills (S354 and A101) that would require all New Jersey employers to use the federal “E-Verify” system to check the employment eligibility of each new hire, within 90...more
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting new H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2015 starting April 1, 2014. The allotted number of H-1B petitions that the USCIS will accept, known as the “H-1B...more
E-Verify is a voluntary computer system provided to employers by USCIS that allows employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of newly-hired employees. E-Verify can only be used to check new hires, must be...more
A reminder that filings requesting an H-1B number for Fiscal Year 2015 (beginning October 1, 2014) can be submitted to USCIS starting April 1, 2014. ...more
As of April 1, 2014, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2015 (FY2015). Upon approval, petitions for FY2015 will allow foreign nationals to work for...more
Bulletin shows minor to moderate advancement of cutoff dates in all EB-2 and EB-3 categories, with the exception of EB-2 India, which will remain unchanged.
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its March...more
In Greater Missouri Medical Pro-Care Providers, Inc., ARB Case No. 12-015, ALJ Case No. 2008-LCA-26 (2014), a divided U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) Administrative Review Board (the “Board”) partially reversed the decision...more
U.S. employers often use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations – such as engineers, scientists, and computer programmers – that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialized fields. ...more
Employers may first apply for 2015 H-1B visas for individuals not currently in H-1B status on April 1, 2014 with a start date of October 1, 2014. USCIS received approximately 124,000 H-1B petitions during the first week...more
Driver’s licenses in New York are generally valid for eight years. I just checked mine and see that it was last renewed in 2011 for an eight-year term expiring on my birthday in 2019. The issuance date and expiration date are...more
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