Tuesday, June 7, 2022

CWC’s written comments to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency support its proposed changes to the Form I-9 that we believe will streamline the I-9 process as well as lessen paperwork burdens for employers.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

In a positive development for employers that have implemented telework policies in response to COVID-19, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency has extended its temporary policy allowing remote inspection of I-9 documents until October

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency, as part of the periodic approval process required for renewal of government forms, is proposing some changes to the I-9 form designed to streamline it. We’d like to hear

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Our update summarizes recent developments regarding the popular H-1B visa program.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

CWC has filed comments with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that administers the I-9 verification process, urging USCIS to make permanent a current temporary policy that allows employers to conduct I-9 verifications remotely.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

CWC has filed written comments with the Labor Department’s Veterans Employment and Training Service in support of that agency’s announced intent to extend the HIRE Vets Medallion Program for another three years. The HIRE Vets Medallion Program, which

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Two recent developments that impact the H-1B visa program used by many employers suggest that the program is likely to remain in flux into the foreseeable future.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Trump Administration is proposing to revamp the H-1B visa program by scrapping the current randomized lottery for choosing visa registrations and replacing it with a selection process that would prioritize visas based on the highest salaries offe

Monday, November 2, 2020

Under a 2015 bill approved by Congress, statutory fines under many federal laws are adjusted upwards on an annual basis for inflation. Our memo lists adjusted current penalty amounts for a number of employment-related violations.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

In the Trump Administration’s latest effort to curb alleged abuses in the popular H-1B visa program, the government has issued two new “Interim Final Rules” that are designed to further restrict the use of H-1B visas.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Because of delays encountered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency in issuing new Employment Authorization cards, the agency is temporarily allowing employers to accept the form issued by USCIS indicating that a card has been appro

Friday, August 28, 2020

In an unexpected development, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency announced recently that it had reopened the H-1B visa lottery conducted earlier this year to select additional registrants that timely pre-registered. Companies notifi

Friday, August 14, 2020

The Trump Administration has taken three separate actions over the last few weeks aimed at impacting businesses that employ foreign workers on H-1B visas, including a substantial increase in application fees.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Trump Administration’s attempted rescission of the DACA program was improper because it did not provide adequate justification, the administration is continuing to put limits on DACA’s full implementation.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Although only a federal trial court ruling, this case raises the interesting issue of whether work-authorized beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are protected from discrimination on that basis by Section 1981.

Friday, July 10, 2020

The Administration’s latest semi-annual regulatory agenda shows a surprising amount of new activity being planned by the federal agencies that enforce worker protection requirements.

Friday, June 26, 2020

In an action that was expected in response to surging domestic unemployment caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the President has suspended the issuance of certain nonimmigrant visas to foreign nationals not already in the U.S. until at least the end

Friday, June 26, 2020

A split Supreme Court has ruled that the Trump Administration failed to provide adequate justification when it attempted to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2017. As a result of the Court’s ruling, the DACA program

Friday, June 19, 2020

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that regulates federal immigration requirements, has rescinded a controversial policy that at least two federal courts have ruled had no basis in the law.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Over the last several weeks, the Department of Homeland Security has taken a number of steps to relax workplace-related immigration rules to give employers some relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, April 10, 2020

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced recently that the annual lottery to see which employers can file applications to obtain coveted H-1B visas is now complete. Qualifying employers should have received notice by now from USCIS that th

Friday, March 27, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that employers who have implemented remote working policies in response to COVID-19 will not be required to review the employee’s employment authorization documentation in person when completing an I-

Friday, March 13, 2020

A new immigration rule that went into effect recently has received a lot of media attention, but as our memo explains has little practical impact on employment-related immigration.

How-To Guides and Checklists
Friday, March 6, 2020

The “H” visa category is used by many U.S. businesses to fill open slots with qualified foreign workers. Because the rules can be complicated, we thought it might be helpful to update and reissue a guide to the H visa process that we prepared a few y

Friday, February 21, 2020

Employers seeking to obtain H-1B visas to employ foreign workers this coming fiscal year must now first electronically register with U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) in order to participate in the H-1B visa “lottery.”

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