CWC’s written comments to the Department of Homeland Security argue that two years of positive experience by employers is more than enough to justify making permanent the current temporary policy of allowing I-9 verifications to be completed remotely
The Biden Administration has revised a Trump-era rule that would have made it easier for the government to deny legal immigration status to a migrant based on whether the person could be considered a “public charge.” As with the Trump rule it replace
The U.S. Department of Justice announced recently that it had reached settlements with some 20 different employers to resolve discrimination allegations brought under the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency has proposed a rule that will allow USCIS to continue a temporary policy of allowing remote I-9 verifications. CWC will be filing comments on the proposal, and we encoura
According to data obtained by CWC from Immigration and Customs Enforcement pursuant to a FOIA request, the number of worksite investigations, including routine I-9 audits, dropped dramatically during the first year of the Biden Administration.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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