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2021 H-1B “Cap” Registration and Lottery

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The H-1B “lottery” will soon be upon us. Here are some action steps employers seeking an H-1B visa can take now to prepare. H-1B Lottery Overview - The number of new H-1Bs available for most employers each year is...more

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

New Regulation Replaces H-1B Random Selection with Wage-Based Selection

On January 8, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published a final rule that would dramatically change how H-1B cap petitions are selected in the annual “lottery.” Under this final rule, the current random...more

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DHS Announces Significant Changes to H-1B Cap Selection Process

On January 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule that significantly alters the longstanding randomized lottery process that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has...more

Roetzel & Andress

Big Changes As Employers Prepare To Hire Foreign Workers

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For employers seeking to hire foreign workers in the near future, the recent changes to the H-1B program and the presidential Administration will certainly present a lot of questions. On January 7, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship...more

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Groundbreaking Changes To The H-1B Lottery In 2021

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Today, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a final rule that would drastically change the lottery system this year. Under the new rule, USCIS would give priority to applications offering the...more

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Maryland’s Path To Legalized Sports And Event Wagering In 2021

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In the November election, Maryland voters overwhelmingly approved Ballot Question 2 — the Maryland Commercial Gaming Expansion Referendum — authorizing sports and event betting. As a result, Maryland joins the growing list of...more

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Selection In The H-1B Cap Lottery If The Proposed New Process Takes Effect?

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On November 2, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) announcing its plan to drastically change the way USCIS selects the H-1B Cap registrations of U.S. employers. If the...more

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New DHS Proposed Regulations will Revise the H-1B Cap Lottery

On Monday, November 2, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed rule intended to change the H-1B lottery process and further restrict H-1B eligibility. The rule would replace the random lottery selection...more

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Cohabitation As A “Joint Venture”

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Back in March of this year when the first lockdown began, there were news reports of people electing to quarantine together, if for no other reason, than to avoid isolation. In some instances, it was to give a forming...more

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Fall 2020 Back-To-School – Planning For F-1 Students And Other Visa-Dependent Employees After Record-Breaking H-1B Cap Turnout

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With students across the country returning to remote or socially distanced schooling, many things are looking very different in 2020 – and immigration is no exception. Earlier this year, employers and visa-dependent employees...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Cannabis and the Law

Illinois Adult Use Licensing Decision Draws Legal Challenge

Illinois’ widely-watched application process for handing out 75 adult-use cannabis dispensary licenses has now wound up in federal court, following the September 4, 2020 filing of a lawsuit by several unsuccessful applicants....more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

USCIS Runs A Second H-1B Cap Lottery

On August 14, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services confirmed it had run a second H-1B lottery for fiscal year 2021 and sent out notifications regarding new H-1B registration selections. The USCIS had not yet met the...more

Mintz - Immigration Viewpoints

USCIS Conducts Second H-1B Cap Lottery

On Friday, August 14, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the results of a second H-1B cap lottery. The agency selected an additional number of H-1B registrations from the original submissions which...more

Gibney Anthony & Flaherty, LLP

USCIS Selects Additional H-1B Cap Registrations

USCIS is conducting a second lottery for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 H-1B cap, and has started to notify employers that additional registrations have been selected. Employers with selected registrations from the second...more

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Atlantic Lottery Corporation Inc. v. Babstock: A Resounding Success at the Supreme Court of Canada for Dickinson Wright LLP

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In a close 5 to 4 decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, Michael D. Lipton, Q.C. and Kevin J. Weber emerged on July 24, 2020 as part of the successful side in the case of Atlantic Lottery Corporation Inc. v. Babstock....more

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BABLO Issues Guidance on Reopening

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On May 14, 2020, the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations (BABLO) issued a memorandum providing guidance for which licensees will be considered a “restaurant” and which will be considered a “bar” under the...more

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Virginia Legislature Passes Casino Gaming And Sports Betting Bills

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As the saying goes, “Virginia is for Lovers”, but as of late April 2020, Virginia is also for casino gaming and sports betting. On April 22, 2020, Virginia’s Legislature voted in favor of a bill that would bring casino gaming...more

Gibney Anthony & Flaherty, LLP

FY 2021 H-1B Cap Filing Period Opens

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that H-1B cap-subject petitions for fiscal year (FY) 2021 may now be filed with USCIS if based on a valid selected registration. WHAT THIS MEANS FOR EMPLOYERS - •...more

Mintz - Immigration Viewpoints

USCIS Completes Lottery Selection Process for H-1B FY2021 Cap

On March 27, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provided the following updates on the H-1B cap registration process...more

Akerman LLP - HR Defense

Deadline Rapidly Approaching To Register Online for H-1B Visa Lottery

The rush is on: U.S. employers looking to hire foreign professionals through H-1B sponsorship must register online for the annual lottery by noon (12:00 pm) EST on March 20, 2020. Employers petitioning for cap-subject H-1B...more

Dickinson Wright

Employer Tips Part 2: Updates on the FY 2021 H-1B Cap Registration Process

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Kathleen Campbell Walker’s January 21, 2020 article titled, “Employer Tips: Preparing for FY 2021 H-1B Season and Pre-Lottery Registration,” introduced employers to the new H-1B cap process for fiscal year 2021. ...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Alert! H-1B Registration Is Open For FY 2021 Cap Lottery

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USCIS’s new online portal for H-1B cap registration officially opened today. Employers and their Representatives may submit H-1B cap registrations starting today, March 1, 2020, through noon Eastern on March 20, 2020. All FY...more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

USCIS To Implement New Electronic Registration Process for FY 2021 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

Many employers seek to leverage foreign talent by hiring highly skilled foreign professionals through use of the United States’ H-1B visa program. As covered previously by HR Legalist, because there is a cap on the number of...more

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USCIS to Open Registration for Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions on March 1, 2020

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On January 9, 2020, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) formally announced its implementation of a new electronic registration process for cap-subject H-1B petitions. At issue are H-1B cases that are subject to...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

H-1B Lottery to Take Place a Month Earlier This Year

- New DHS regulation mandates use of an electronic H-1B registration system. - Registration system will be open for only 20 days. - Employers who win H-1B lottery but then do not file H-1B petitions may be penalized....more

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