Employers need to know these rules for H-1B employees temporarily working from home during COVID-19 pandemic

If your H-1B employees have been temporarily relocated to work from home full-time during the COVID-19 pandemic, your company needs to ensure compliance with the H-1B labor condition application (LCA) rules.     The LCA is an integral part of the H-1B visa requirements.  It is location specific and determines the approved work location for an H-1B …

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USCIS Alert: Rescheduling Appointments Due to Coronavirus or Illness

FROM USCIS ALERT: Rescheduling Appointments Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) If you become ill for any reason, regardless of whether you were exposed to COVID-19, please do not come to appointments with any USCIS office. Please follow the instructions on your appointment notice to reschedule your appointment or interview if you: Were in China within 14 …

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The New Public Charge Rule: What Every Visa Applicant Must Know

If you or your employee are seeking to remain or come to the United States either temporarily or permanently, the new public charge rule will apply to you if you sent an application on or after February 24, 2020. That means you will need to provide additional information and documents to USCIS as part of …

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New I-9 Form for Employers

A new version of Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) with a version date of ‘‘(Rev. 10/21/2019)’’ is available for use beginning today, 1/31/20. Employers may continue using the prior version of the form, with a version date of “(Rev. 07/17/2017 N),” until 4/30/20. After 4/30/20, the prior version of the form will no longer be …

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Employment Authorization Documents for certain Temporary Protected Status Immigrants are Automatically Extended to January 4, 2021

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today extended the validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through Jan. 4, 2021.  The notice automatically extends the validity of Employment Authorization Documents; Forms I-797, Notice of Action; and Forms I-94, Arrival/Departure Record …

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New Trump rules would further restrict legal immigration

AP News|By Colleen Long The Trump administration is moving forward with one of its most aggressive steps yet to restrict legal immigration, denying green cards to many migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance, officials said announced Monday. Federal law already requires those seeking to become permanent residents …

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Do’s and Don’ts for Texting with Lawyers

Today, our phones are constantly attached to us like an extra limb. So of course, many clients find it convenient, efficient, and effective to text their attorneys.  However, clients need to take certain precautions to protect their confidential information when using mobile phones to communicate with their lawyers. Here are some do’s and don’ts when …

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