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
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
Our update summarizes recent developments regarding the popular H-1B visa program.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency announced recently that the electronic registration period for an employer to participate in the fiscal year 2023 H-1B visa lottery will begin on March 1 and last until March 18.
The online “Contractor Portal” to register with OFCCP’s new Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface opened on February 1, but many questions about how covered federal contractors will have to come.
A change to the self-identification forms being pushed out by a few HRIS vendors has created some confusion regarding whether the race/ethnicity reporting categories have changed.
A rule issued by the Trump Administration that would have changed the annual H-1B visa lottery to prioritize higher paid visa beneficiaries has been rescinded by the Biden Administration in the wake of a court ruling finding the rule had been unlawfu
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.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency that administers the H-1B visa program that gives work authorization to foreign workers in “specialty occupations,” has conducted an unprecedented third visa lottery because not enough vis
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
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has instructed the DHS sub-agencies responsible for immigration enforcement to stop controversial workplace raids and instead focus on going after employers that knowingly hire and exploit
The Biden Administration has issued a proposed rule to codify the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program in order to rectify procedural deficiencies that occurred when the program was established by the Obama Administration in 2012.
The Biden Administration was prepared to allow a Trump-era rule changing the way in which H-1B visa applications are prioritized to go into effect, but a federal court has now held the rule is invalid.
A lawsuit raising the question of whether Civil War-era statute Section 1981 protects beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program from discrimination based on alienage has settled, leaving open for now the underlying legal que
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency announced recently that it has conducted a second H-1B visa lottery, presumably because it did not receive enough visa petitions after the first lottery in March. Employers selected in the second l
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.
The Obama-Era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is once again in legal jeopardy after a federal court in Texas ruled last week that DACA was established unlawfully.
By partisan votes, the House and Senate have invoked the Congressional Review Act to rescind new rules issued by the EEOC earlier this year that were designed to bring some consistency to the agency’s conciliation process.
A unanimous Supreme Court has ruled that foreign nationals legally residing in the U.S. under so-called Temporary Protected Status cannot apply for a green card (permanent resident status) if they originally entered the country illegally.
So-called no-match letters, sent when social security records did not jibe with W-2 information, could alert employers that they might be employing undocumented migrants. Social Security now says it has a better, less controversial solution for helpi
In response to high member interest, CWC held a virtual roundtable recently to allow members to discuss various I-9 compliance issues that have arisen as a result of the pandemic. Please note that we are ready to schedule a virtual roundtable on any
CWC’s memo covers the latest developments related to the popular H-1B visa program.
Employers seeking H-1B visas are still subject to the current lottery system after the Biden Administration delayed a Trump rule scheduled to go into effect next month that would have made major changes to the selection process.
Right up until the end, the Trump Administration continued its efforts to change the popular “H-1B” visa program to eliminate alleged abuses. The final attempts are not likely to succeed, however.
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
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