Immigration Alert: USCIS Says Continue to Use Current Form I-9 Past Expiration

USCIS released a message that employers for now should continue to use the current Form I-9 for employment eligibility verification, even after the expiration date has passed. The current form came into effect on July 17, 2017 and is set … Continue reading

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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 Update: USCIS reaches FY 2020 H-1B Visa Cap

On April 5, 2019, USCIS reached the 65,000 H-1B visa cap and the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption (the “master’s cap”) for fiscal year 2020. The agency will reject and return filing fees for all unselected cap-subject petitions that … Continue reading

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Q1 2019 Workplace Word – Out Now!

The first edition of the Workplace Word for 2019 has been published! In this edition, we take a look at three critical issues for employers during the hiring process – Form I-9 Compliance; Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance; and What Not … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It . . .

Happy New Year from Snell & Wilmer’s Labor and Employment Blog! In case you missed them, here are some of the highlights from 2018: Employment Do you have a “100 percent healed” policy? You may reconsider it after reading this. … Continue reading

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H-1B Employment Visa Lottery for 2019!

On April 1, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will start accepting H-1B visa petitions for the next fiscal year with a start date of October 1, 2019. The H-1B program allows companies in the United States to temporarily … Continue reading

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Irish Citizens Get Access to Unused Australian E-3 Work Visas

H.R. 7164, passed by the House of Representatives recently, proposes to provide Irish workers with access to the coveted E-3 visa program. The bipartisan Bill seeks to provide Irish citizens with access to any unused E-3 visas from the prior … Continue reading

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TN Visas Remain Under NAFTA Replacement

Despite rumors that the TN visa category would be eliminated when the North America Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) was replaced, the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) appears to preserve the status quo. Consensus over the replacement trade agreement was announced on … 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 Update: USCIS reaches FY 2019 H-1B Visa Cap

USCIS has reached the 65,000 H-1B visa cap and the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption (the “master’s cap”) for fiscal year 2019. The agency will reject and return filing fees for all unselected cap-subject petitions that are not prohibited … Continue reading

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