Topic: USCIS

Immigration Updates for Employers: H-1B Quotas, E-Verify, I-9 Audits, & More

Comprehensive immigration reform may have stalled in Congress, but employers still need to stay abreast of a variety of developments in immigration law, like the 2015 H-1B quotas, L-1 worksite inspections, and proposed changes to the federal E-Verify program. These updates will help: Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions For FY 2015 Should Be Filed On March 31,… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Energy Regulation, FCA Enforcers, Activist Investors, Government Surveillance

Happy birthday, Department of Homeland Security! An appeals court just confirmed that Daniel Rochow is entitled to a $3.8 million payment stemming from the denial of his ERISA benefits… (Robert Shaw and Mark Thomas at Williams Mullen) EPA regulation, Tier 3 & 4 standards, carbon capture, and other top energy and environmental regulatory issues to… Read more »

Immigration Reform Bill Would Ease Backlog of Employment Visas

Earlier this month, the bipartisan “Group of Eight” – Senate Republicans John McCain, Jeff Flake, Marco Rubio, and Lindsey Graham, and Democrats Charles Schumer, Dick Durbin, Robert Menendez, and Michael Bennet – introduced their long-awaited immigration reform bill. From Jennifer Roeper of law firm Fowler White Boggs: “The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization… Read more »

H-1B Visa Applications Hit Cap; USCIS to Implement Lottery

If your H-1B visa application hasn’t been submitted, you’re out of luck: US Citizenship and Immigration Services just announced that the cap on those visas was reached on April 5, 2013, a mere five days after the application process began. What’s worse: even if your application was submitted before last Friday, you STILL may be… Read more »