Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More
In instances where the interest of the United States is being served, aliens can seek a National Interest Waiver. The National Interest Waiver classification is a waiver of the Labor Certification Application (PERM)...more
On June 19, 2012, Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting division (Visa Office) at the U.S. Department of State (DOS), met with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) to discuss the...more
If you are applying for permanent residence in the United States, how do you figure out how long it will take? This seems like an easy question, but like many things with immigration, it can be complicated.
H-1B Fiscal Year 2013 Cap Is Reached
On June 12, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that on June 11, 2012, it had received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the statutory cap for...more
On Monday, June 11th, the Department of State published the July 2012 Visa Bulletin, establishing a “cut-off date” of January 1, 2009, for EB-2 applicants born in countries other than India and China. EB-2 immigrant visas...more
The following information is provided by the Visa Office regarding the cut-off dates for the month of June 2012.
On Wednesday, May 9th, the Department of State published the June 2012 Visa Bulletin, announcing that immigrant visa numbers are no longer available under the Employment-Based, Second Preference (EB-2) category for applicants...more
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the May 2012 Visa Bulletin reflecting significant retrogression in EB-2 immigrant visa availability under the India and China employment-based second preference...more
The Department of State (DOS) has published the March 2012 Visa Bulletin announcing that the priority date for the India and China employment-based second preference (EB-2) categories is May 1, 2010, which is a four-month...more
The Department of State (DOS) has published the Visa Bulletin for February 2012, announcing that the cutoff dates for the EB-2 India and EB-2 China categories for the month of February will advance one year, from January 1,...more
The USCIS, in line with current government policy, issued new regulations to work within the current law to help boost the economy by way of allowing entrepreneurs the option to apply for green cards. ...more
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Homeland Security Creates I-9 Audit Fusion Center
Soon, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will announce the creation of an I-9 Audit Fusion Center. This center will be staffed by approximately 20...more
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