New Procedures for Employers Managing I-9 Forms

U.S. employers generally must properly complete Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States to verify the identify and employment authorization of that individual. As part of that process, the employee must present the company … Continue reading

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USCIS Delays Wage-Based Selection Process for H-1Bs

On February 4, 2021, USCIS announced that it was delaying the effective date of the final rule that would have altered the way H-1Bs were allocated in the lottery process. See here.  Under the rule entitled “Modification of Registration Requirement … Continue reading

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Let’s Stay Out of the Weeds – Arizona’s Recreational Marijuana Proposition

This November, Arizona voters will decide whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. One burning question for employers: How does this impact operations? We consider some of the issues here.

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Presidential Proclamation restricts non-immigrants’ entry into U.S.

President Trump’s Proclamation suspending the entry of foreign nationals on certain employment based nonimmigrant visas into the United States takes effect at 12:01 EST on June 24, 2020.  The Proclamation suspends the issuance of visas for those in the following … Continue reading

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Immigration Alert: Form I-9 Announcements

Employers should take note of two major updates in the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, world. Click here for more information.

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Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants

President Trump late yesterday signed a Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak. For more information, click here.

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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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New Version of Form I-9

Today, USCIS announced a new version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification in its published Federal Register notice. The new form’s “version date” is 10/21/2019 and is located in the lower left corner of the form. The notice allows … 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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