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USCIS and the new H-1B Registration process

USCIS has implemented a new online registration process for H-1B applicants, pursuant to a Final Rule dated January 31, 2019. In the past, H-1B applicants had to submit their cap-subject petitions to USCIS, via regular mail, and wait for USCIS to randomly select eligible petitions. This application process mandated that every potential H-1B applicant submit [...]

By |March 10th, 2020|H-1B, Immigration|Comments Off on USCIS and the new H-1B Registration process

THE NEW PUBLIC CHARGE RULE

The Supreme Court recently lifted a nationwide injunction against the Trump administration’s new Public Charge rules. These new rules go into effect on February 24, 2020. Under the new Public Charge rules, DHS can find an applicant inadmissible, if they would be “more likely than not” to use government assistance. Under the previous rule, only [...]

By |February 7th, 2020|Immigration|Comments Off on THE NEW PUBLIC CHARGE RULE

WHEN CAN YOU CONTINUE TO WORK IF YOUR EAD HAS EXPIRED?

Under what circumstances may an employee continue working, pursuant to the 180 day automatic extension, if their EAD has expired? Regarding the automatic 180 day extension on timely filed EAD renewal applications, assuming that the employee’s application meets the requirements described below, they should be able to continue working after the expiration of their current [...]

By |January 24th, 2020|Immigration|Comments Off on WHEN CAN YOU CONTINUE TO WORK IF YOUR EAD HAS EXPIRED?

HOW SHOULD MY COMPANY HANDLE I-9 COMPLIANCE WHEN WE ACQUIRE ANOTHER COMPANY?

When one company decides to purchase or merge with another company, there are a lot of issues to consider, not the least of which is how to handle the retention of employees for whom Forms I-9 are already on file with the acquired company. First, a decision must be made as to whether the employee [...]

By |January 15th, 2020|I-9 Compliance, Immigration|Comments Off on HOW SHOULD MY COMPANY HANDLE I-9 COMPLIANCE WHEN WE ACQUIRE ANOTHER COMPANY?