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Hell Freezes Over in California: Private Optometry and Optical Companies Compromise

by Buchalter on

The California Optometric Association (COA) and national optical companies ended their historic stand-off and agreed on legislation that provides a route for optometrists to co-locate with companies that dispense eyeglasses...more

USCIS Finalizes Policy Regarding Change in H-1B Worksites

by Miller Canfield on

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released final guidance regarding when employers are required to file an amended or new H-1B petition following a change to an employee's worksite. This guidance...more

USCIS Draft Guidance on When to File an Amended H-1B Petition after the Simeio Solutions Decision

by Cozen O'Connor on

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued draft guidance on when to file an amended H-1B petition pursuant to the USCIS Administrative Appeal Office (AAO) precedent decision in Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC....more

AAO Guidance Clarifies That Worker Mobility May Come at a Cost

In a move likely to elicit equal parts appreciation and exasperation among the employer community, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued guidance on the need to file an amended H-1B petition when there is a...more

Immigration Update: Employers Must File Petition When H-1B Worker Changes Locations

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Following the precedent decision issued on April 9, 2015 by the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC employers must now be more cognizant than ever before of the requirements when...more

A Busy Summer Ahead for Some H-1B Employers: USCIS Instructs on H-1Bs with Worksite Changes

by Polsinelli on

In a controversial ruling last month that changed years of established policy, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) issued an H-1B precedent decision. At issue was whether an employer is required to file not only a new...more

May 2015 Immigration Alert

by Epstein Becker & Green on

AAO Issues Precedent Decision Requiring Employers to File Amended Petitions When an H-1B Employee Changes Work Locations - On April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeals Office (“AAO”) issued an important precedent...more

Recent Changes in Off-Site Employment Requirements

by Baker Donelson on

There have been recent changes in the immigration world regarding the requirements for off-site employment. Both the H-1B visa category and the L-1B visa category, which are two of the more common employment-based visa...more

USCIS Now Formally Requiring Amended Petitions When H-1B Worksite Changes

by Dickinson Wright on

On April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a binding, precedential ruling that all U.S. employers must file an amended petition with the agency...more

Amendments to Kazakhstan’s Registration Law

by Morgan Lewis on

Key changes affect the registration and re-registration of legal entities in Kazakhstan. ...more

UK Government Announces Proposals to Reform TUPE

by King & Spalding on

The UK Government has published its proposals to amend the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE), which implemented the Acquired Rights Directive in the UK. The consultation process...more

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