IMMIGRATION

Feds unveil new I-9 form & more enforcement

07/11/2017
If you haven’t thought much about that stalwart of HR paperwork—the Employment Eligibility Verification, or I-9 form—this is the summer to scrutinize your compliance. That’s because the Trump administration has just released a new version of the I-9 that you’ll need to begin using by Sept. 18.

USCIS: Check I-9 forms completed last November

06/20/2017
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is advising employers to review all I-9 forms downloaded between Nov. 14–17, 2016, to ensure that employees’ Social Security numbers are correct.

Trump administration travel ban: Impact on foreign employees

06/06/2017
Whether or not the executive travel ban ever takes effect, foreign workers—particularly those from the banned countries, but also those from other Muslim countries—are feeling the impact. So are employers.

Colorado ski towns seek winter avalanche of H-2B visa workers

06/06/2017

The National Ski Areas Association recently wrote to Secretary of Home-land Security John Kelly asking him to more than double the number of H-2B visas granted next winter, from 33,000 to 70,000.

How does the H-1B visa process work?

05/03/2017
Q. We have searched in the U.S. for a worker to fit a very specialized position at our company to no avail. We are considering using the H-1B program next year. How does the “lottery” process work?

Trump order seeks overhaul of H-1B visas

04/25/2017

President Trump has long believed that foreign H-1B visa holders take good jobs from American workers. The visas are intended to help employers fill technical jobs for which not enough American workers can be found.

I-9 documents: Beware the 'green card trap'

04/20/2017
A Papa John’s pizza franchise with 31 locations in Florida was ordered to pay $140,000 as part of a U.S. Justice Department investigation.

What H-1B rule changes mean for employers

04/16/2017
Recent rule-tightening by the Trump administration seeks to curtail abuses and force companies to use coveted H-1B slots for high-paying, specialized positions.

Trump club seeks H-2B workers

04/12/2017
The Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, N.Y., has applied to the U.S. Department of Labor for eight H-2B visas.

More ICE agents signal Trump's looming I-9 enforcement push

04/06/2017
The Trump administration plans to hire 10,000 more Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

Survey: Mandatory E-Verify has employer support

04/04/2017
83% of employers either “strongly” or “somewhat” would support a mandatory electronic verification system.

Trump administration & immigration: What employers need to know

03/15/2017
The controversial travel ban has created chaos for many travelers and their employers.

USCIS stops expediting H-1B visas

03/13/2017
The Trump administration has suspended expedited processing of H-1B visas effective April 3, the first business day following the close of the annual lottery that determines who will receive one of the 85,000 coveted visas.

Trump administration weighs H-1B visa reform

03/02/2017
The buzz around Washington in recent weeks signals that revamping the H-1B visa process is an issue the Trump administration is eager to address.

Use new 'smart' Form I-9 going forward

01/26/2017
Use of the latest Form I-9 is now mandatory for employers that hire new employees.
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