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H-1B Visa Holders Working Off Site? Issues for Both Employer and Customer Where H-1B Worker is Located

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

US employers frequently employ H-1B workers and send them to work at a customer’s worksite (third party worksite). This can often occur in the IT space. While this is permissible, it raises some issues for both the employer...more

Employers Must Plan Ahead to Mitigate H-1B Visa Processing Delays

by Carlton Fields on

The Trump Administration has passed no new immigration legislation or regulation. However, the administration’s stated focus on protecting the American worker, as articulated in its 2017 Buy American and Hire American...more

H-1B Filing Deadline – Last Call to Prepare Your H-1B Petitions for Filing on April 2

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

We are in the final weeks of H-1B Cap Season for Fiscal Year 2019. All H-1B petitions must be submitted with a Labor Condition Application (LCA) which can take seven (7) days or more for the Department of Labor (DOL) to...more

Employer Alert – The Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Visa Season is Almost Here

Employers who hire foreign workers may already be familiar with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. USCIS is also responsible for...more

H-1B Cap: Critical Filing Dates for FY 2019

by Littler on

Employers seeking to sponsor H-1B workers for Fiscal Year 2019 can begin filing petitions on April 2, 2018 (April 1 is a Sunday), for a start date of October 1, 2018. ...more

H-1B Visas: File Now or Forever Hold Your Peace?

by Barley Snyder on

Every year around this time employers subject to the H-1B visa cap start considering whether to file petitions for highly skilled workers from foreign countries. This year employers should think twice before putting that...more

Employers Should Begin Preparation for Opening of FY 2019 H-1B Cap

by Cozen O'Connor on

The beginning of the calendar year is the perfect time for employers to begin planning for the FY2019 H-1B cap filing season, which will begin on Monday, April 2, 2018....more

Potential Government Shutdown and Impact on Immigration Processes

As of 4 pm on Friday, January 19, 2018, the US Senate had not reached an agreement on the terms of a continuing resolution to keep the US government running. The US House passed a 30-day resolution on Thursday, but this must...more

How a Federal Government Shutdown Affects U.S. Employment-Based Immigration

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

After a brief federal government shutdown over the weekend, the Senate and the House voted on January 22, 2018, on a temporary spending bill that will fund the government until February 8, 2018. The President signed the bill...more

Government Shutdown Is Over, For Now

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Congress reached agreement and voted to end the government shutdown at least until February 8, 2018. In case another impasse occurs, this is how a federal government shutdown would affect immigration....more

How the Government Shutdown Impacts Immigration

by Stinson Leonard Street on

As Congress has been unable to pass a federal spending bill, the federal government has temporarily shut down. We are closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates as information becomes available. Our...more

Implications of a Government Shutdown for Employers and Educators

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

As the looming threat of a government shutdown becomes more real, we briefly review prior shutdowns and provide guidance on what employers and educators might anticipate. Government shutdowns are not as rare an occurrence as...more

Impact of Government Shutdown on Immigration Matters

Here is what we know so far about how this past weekend’s federal government “shutdown” will affect immigration adjudications and other related matters. As U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) operations are...more

Imminent Government Shutdown?

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Congress must pass stopgap legislation to avert a shutdown of the federal government by Friday, January 19th at midnight. The bill, if passed, would fund the government through February 16, 2018, setting up another potential...more

New Year’s Resolution: Overcoming H-1B RFEs in 2018

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

As mentioned in our last blog post, H-1B petitions filed during 2017 were subjected to a dramatic and unprecedented increase in scrutiny by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”). As a result, thousands of...more

Possible Government Shutdown: Immigration Consequences For Employers And Their Foreign National Employees

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

If Congress cannot resolve FY2018 funding issues by December 8, 2017, it will result in another federal government shutdown. Such a shutdown will impact immigration services across a number of different government agencies,...more

Possible Government Shutdown: Immigration Consequences For Employers And Their Foreign National Employees

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: If Congress cannot resolve FY2018 funding issues by December 8, 2017, resulting in a federal government shutdown, it will have a ripple effect on employers, both large and small, with an impact on several...more

Potential Government Shutdown: Immigration Consequences for Employers and their Foreign National Employees

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: If Congress fails to pass a funding bill by midnight on Friday, April 28, resulting in a federal government shutdown, it would trigger numerous immigration-related ripple effects on employers, both large...more

Trump Administration Announces Changes to the H-1B Program

by Dickinson Wright on

In connection with the Trump Administration’s desire to crack-down on its perceived misuse of the H-1B visa category, various U.S. government agencies have announced a coordinated effort in re-interpreting regulations as well...more

EEA – permanent residence applications

by Dentons on

Applicants use Form EEA (PR) to apply for, replace or renew a document certifying permanent residence or a permanent residence card. On 12 April 2017 the Home Office updated its guidance notes setting out information...more

March = Last Call for H-1B Cap Cases

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Employers must initiate new H-1B Cap cases with their lawyers, and a filing with the Department of Labor is required before the H-1B petition can be filed with USCIS. So, time is running out if employers want to ensure that...more

Immigration Under the New Administration: H-1B Visas and What to Expect

by Holland & Knight LLP on

With the Trump Administration taking office, it is expected that changes to immigration policies will be carried out swiftly and, to a large extent, in an unapologetically straightforward manner. While the initial public...more

Time to Prepare H-1B Petitions

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

April 1, 2017 will be here before you know it. That’s the date when the annual H1-B quota becomes available and employers nationwide compete for the coveted 3-year work authorizations which will be effective October 1, 2017....more

H-1B Cap Season - It's Time to Prepare for April 2017

On April 3, 2017, the filing period will begin for new H-1B petitions to be counted against the annual H-1B quota (H-1B cap) for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2017. We strongly encourage employers to begin determining...more

H-1B Cap Planning Starts Now

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Although we are still officially in the year 2016, it is a good time for employers to start preparing for the H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2018, which begins October 1, 2017. Demand for the H-1B has steadily increased over the...more

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