Form I-9 and COVID-19: Flexibility in Compliance Requirements

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today changes to the Form I-9 process due to COVID-19. For more information, click here.

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Summary of the Employment Provisions of the New Law

On March 18, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or the “Act”), taking a major step to provide paid leave to workers affected by COVID-19 and blunt the effects of the virus on the U.S. … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Dramatic Proposed Changes to the FMLA

The Senate is expected to vote on an emergency bill early this week that will, among other things, dramatically expand the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) both in terms of coverage and mandating paid leave. Late last week the House of … Continue reading

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H-1B Lottery Registration – New Process

United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has implemented a new process for the annual H-1B lottery. For more information, click here.

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H-1B Cap: New Year, New Lottery System!

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it’s implementing changes to the H-1B lottery system. For more information, click here.

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Mid-Year Immigration Update—Important Changes Impacting Your Employees

The government’s interpretation  and enforcement of this country’s immigration laws and regulations continue to change at a dizzying speed, leaving many employers scrambling to keep their foreign national employees in status and able to continue working for them. This is … Continue reading

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Immigration Alert: USCIS to Destroy Important Undeliverable Documents

Employers may want to consider reminding their foreign national employees to formally notify USCIS of any change of address.  USCIS announced that beginning immediately, the agency will destroy permanent resident cards (“green cards”), employment authorization cards (EADs) and travel documents (including … Continue reading

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Immigration Alert: Re-Registration for El Salvador TPS Beneficiaries

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under El Salvador’s designation who want to maintain their status through the effective  termination date of Sept. 9, 2019, must re-register between Jan. 18, … Continue reading

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FMLA Tax Credit Available For Some Employers Who Offer Paid Leave

Although the federal Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does not require employers to provide paid leave, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed late last year by President Trump, provides a tax credit incentive beginning this year for employers … Continue reading

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2017 Immigration Recap for Employers

2017 has proven to be a busy year for immigration. Below is a recap of three pertinent developments that employers should keep in mind: 30/60 day misrepresentation rule eliminated.  Foreign nationals entering the U.S. on a specific non-immigrant visa are … Continue reading

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