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Running a Sweepstakes Because "That's Where the Money Is" (What if Running a Sweepstakes is Your Primary Business)

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“Slick Willie” Sutton knew why he robbed banks – “Because that’s where the money is.” Likewise, there is money to be made in running sweepstakes. The question arises for the intrepid entrepreneur – why not just sell anything...more

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Minnesota Legislature Amends Cannabis Law, Accelerates Social Equity Licensing

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The Minnesota Legislature recently approved an amendment to its Adult-Use Cannabis Law, which accelerates the issuance of licenses to social equity applicants through a vetted lottery system, among other things. Gov. Tim...more

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Virginia Viewpoint - May 17, 2024

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As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” In Virginia, they also brought a new budget. Nearly a month after Governor Youngkin and the General Assembly agreed to extend budget talks in hopes of reaching a...more

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Not Selected in the H-1B CAP? Discover Opportunities in Canada: Exploring Alternatives for Talent Retention

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For many highly skilled international workers, securing an H-1B visa in the United States can be elusive. With this year’s lottery results announced, employers find themselves exploring alternative strategies to retain...more

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H-1B Concurrent Employee: A Viable Option for Those Who Didn't Win the H-1B Lottery

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As the first round of H-1B Cap selections ended on April 1, 2024, employers began looking for options to sponsor highly qualified employees to fill positions of need. We outlined some options for those not selected in a...more

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USCIS Data Shows Dramatic Decrease in H-1B Registrations for FY 2025

Ultimately, USCIS selected 114,017 unique beneficiaries, resulting in 120,603 selected H-1B registrations during the initial FY 2025 H-1B Lottery. This represents a selection rate of approximately 25.6 percent....more

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H-1B Cap Rule – Did it Work?

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As noted in our post in February 2024, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a final rule updating the H-1B cap registration process and creating a beneficiary-centric selection process. The rule took...more

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Alternative Options for Foreign National Employees Not Selected in USCIS’ FY 2025 H-1B Registration Lottery

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The H-1B Electronic Registration Selection Process debuted in March 2020 for fiscal year 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions. The barrier to entry dropped significantly with the introduction of the electronic registration...more

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USCIS Announces H-1B Cap Lottery Results for Fiscal Year 2025

On March 27, 2024, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began to release the fiscal year (FY) 2025 H-1B cap lottery results following an announcement that it had received enough registrations during the initial...more

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H-1B Lottery Ends: You’ve Been Selected! Now What?

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On April 1, 2024, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that its initial registration selection process, commonly known as the H-1B lottery, is complete. This means the USCIS has selected enough...more

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Immigration Options Remain for Employees Not Selected in the H-1B Cap Lottery

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has completed its annual H-1B cap lottery selection process for fiscal year 2025. Given the high number of lottery registrations and the fixed number of...more

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Help! I have foreign national employees who were not selected in the H-1B registration lottery, what are their options?

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The H-1B Electronic Registration Selection Process debuted in March 2020 for fiscal year 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions. The barrier to entry dropped significantly with the introduction of the electronic registration...more

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The FY 2025 H-1B Cap Has Been Reached! Now What?

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 1 that it has received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 H-1B cap. Applicants...more

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Initial FY 2025 H-1B Cap Selection Process Completed

On April 1 , 2024, USCIS announced that it received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2025 H-1B cap. A random selection (lottery) was conducted from the...more

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Grab Your Shot: Supplemental H-2B Visas for Those Who Missed the Lottery

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Amid the ever-evolving landscape of business and workforce dynamics, the recent buzz around the H-2B visa lottery has sent ripples of anticipation and concern through companies reliant on foreign workers. As immigration and...more

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Online filing of H-1B petitions has arrived, but is this the right time for you?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for many years has used an online system for the annual March lottery for petitions that are subject to the H-1B Cap. The USCIS has now expanded this system to allow the following...more

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United States: Important Updates for Employers Regarding the H1-B Visa Lottery for Professional Employees (Open From March 6 - 22,...

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To retain the best global talent, many US employers leverage the annual H-1B visa lottery to secure work authorization for new employees. It allows employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require a...more

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When is a jackpot not a jackpot?

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Imagine thinking you had just become a millionaire – only for your expected prize to be taken away due to a coding error. That stark reality was faced by Joan Parker-Grennan some nine years ago, when she played an instant...more

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Introducing USCIS’s New Online Organizational Account

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In February 2024, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) launched its new online Organizational Account, which allows for the online filing of H-1B petitions and enhances collaboration between clients...more

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U.S. Immigration Service Opens H-1B Registration, With Two Key Changes

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has started the initial registration period for the FY 2025 H-1B cap. The H-1B program allows employers to petition for highly educated foreign professionals to work in...more

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H-1B Lottery Process Begins On March 6th

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On Wednesday, March 6, 2024, USCIS will open its H-1B cap registration process for fiscal year 2025, informally known as the H-1B Lottery. Since 2020, USCIS has implemented an electronic registration system that requires the...more

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USCIS Launches New Organizational Accounts Platform to Facilitate the H-1B Lottery Registration Process

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched its new organizational accounts platform which allows multiple individuals within an organization, as well as their legal representatives, to collaborate...more

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Work This Way: A Labor & Employment Law Podcast | Episode 7: Foreign National Talent & The Visa Lottery with David Garrett &...

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This week, hosts Tina and Jennie chat with fellow Maynard Nexsen attorneys David Garrett and Stephen Davis. The immigration and global mobility attorneys join us for a conversation on the steps for companies looking to hire...more

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Client Alert: USCIS Finally Publishes the Dates for the New Fiscal Year’s H-1B lottery

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently updated employers and immigration practitioners regarding important dates to keep in mind regarding the upcoming H-1B registration for the upcoming H-1B lottery. This...more

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USCIS Releases H-1B Lottery Information: Registration Process Begins March 6

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released guidance on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 H-1B lottery process. The registration system will be open from noon Eastern, March 6, 2024 until noon Eastern, March 22, 2024....more

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