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It’s Time to Start Preparing for H-1B Cap Season

The H-1B visa program allows companies in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in “specialty occupations.” Essentially, a specialty occupation is a professional position that requires an individual to...more

The Uncertainty of the Future of H-1B Visas Deepens

As part of President Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” initiative, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reportedly considering new regulations that would eliminate the ability of certain H-1B workers who are in...more

1/9/2018  /  Buy American Act , DHS , Green Cards , H-1B , USCIS , Visas

The Future of H-1B Visas May Be Scrooged

The H-1B visa program allows companies in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in “specialty occupations.” In recent months, several changes to the program have either been announced or proposed, with...more

Geofencing and Geotracking: Navigating Legal and Privacy Concerns for Employers

The more that technology evolves, the easier it has become for employers of all sizes and across various industries to monitor their employees with tracking technology. Indeed, a 2012 study by technology research firm...more

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Publishes a NEW Rule Benefitting Employment-Based Immigration

On January 17, 2017, a long awaited new rule (the “New Rule”) published by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) went into effect. Companies and foreign nationals that are employed in various nonimmigrant...more

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Releases New Form I-9 Document

On November 14, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released a new version of the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification (“Form I-9”). Employers may continue to use the current Form I-9, which...more

Department of Labor Publishes Guidance on Employee Misclassification

In recent years, various initiatives and enforcement efforts on both the state and federal level have arisen in an attempt to combat the misclassification of employees as independent contractors. Misclassification occurs when...more

Worker Misclassification – What Employers Need to Know in Light of New Enforcement Efforts

The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (“DOLI”) has recently announced the implementation of a new Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (“VOSH”) policy directed at preventing the misclassification of workers in VOSH...more

Virginia & North Carolina Launch New Initiatives on Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors

Classifying a worker as an independent contractor rather than an employee significantly affects an employer’s obligations towards the worker and can result in liability for misclassification. Employees are entitled by law to...more

“Ban the Box” Ascendant: States Increasingly Restricting Applicant Criminal Record Inquiries

On January 1, 2014, it became illegal for Rhode Island employers to ask about criminal convictions on job applications. Employers in that state now face civil rights charges, monetary damages, and even liability for...more

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