Topic: Visa

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: Payroll Cards, Silica Exposure, Green Chemistry, China Visas

If it’s Tuesday, this must be law news. The JD Supra Corporate Brief, to be precise… Wage-and-hour lawsuits represent 91% of all employment law class actions… (NAVEX Global) Bottom line? Payroll cards are OK unless you require your employees to use them… (Ballard Spahr) OSHA’s proposed rule on silica exposure could have a significant impact… 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 »