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Spring regulatory agenda addresses contractor, wellness issues

07/07/2020
The Trump administration’s Spring 2020 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions—released late, on June 30—spells out what it hopes to accomplish between now and the end of the year.

Trump bars new H-1B, H-2B, J and L visas

06/25/2020
The Trump administration has prohibited foreign nationals from entering the United States using H-1B, H-2B, J and L visas. A presidential proclamation issued June 22 said the move was designed to “protect unemployed Americans from the threat of competition for scarce jobs.”

DACA permit holders can stay, Supreme Court rules

06/23/2020
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 18 that the Trump administration erred in 2017 when it tried to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

2 upcoming court decisions affect employers

05/28/2020
The 2019–2020 term of the U.S. Supreme Court ends June 29. Between now and then, big questions for employers and HR hang in the balance.

Gone remote? DHS now allows ‘virtual verification’ of I-9 documents

04/17/2020
If your organization has gone completely remote during this health emergency, here is some good news: You temporarily won’t be required to review new hires’ identity and employment eligibility documents in-person with the new employees.

Start making DACA contingency plans now

02/11/2020
The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to decide the fate of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program sometime in the coming months, before the current term ends in June. If any of your employees have DACA-covered work permits, this decision will affect them—and your organization.

New Form I-9 now available

02/06/2020
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued a new version of the I-9 form that employers complete to verify that employees are eligible to work in the U.S.

Snapshot: Immigration worksite enforcement cases initiated, 2016 to 2019

12/17/2019
The Trump administration initiated a major worksite crackdown on immigration violations in 2018.

ICE continues applying heat to employers

12/12/2019
ICE Deputy Director Matthew Allen told the Wall Street Journal that the agency hopes to “arrest many more employers” in the coming years.

USCIS rolls out new electronic registration process for H-1B visas

12/10/2019
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is implementing a new registration process in the next H-1B visa lottery.