IMMIGRATION

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.

Add immigration hardliner to mix for new Labor Secretary

12/01/2016
Another name has surfaced as a possibility to become Secretary of Labor when Donald Trump takes office in January.

USCIS raises filing fees for immigration forms

11/28/2016
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is increasing filing fees associated with a significant number of immigration applications.

New Justice Department rule aims to crack down on I-9 discrimination

11/22/2016
The U.S. Department of Justice recently issued proposed regulations that make clear I-9 discrimination means treating people differently based on national origin.

Trump wins: What's that mean for the American workplace?

11/09/2016
Tuesday's shocking election of Donald Trump means America has elected an entirely new agenda for workplace and employment issues.
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