Tag: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

H-1B Visa Opens March 6
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H-1B Visa Opens March 6; New Regs Affect Filing Fees, Selection Process

The H-1B visa allows American employers to temporarily hire highly skilled foreign professionals (a total of 85,000) in occupations that require specialized knowledge that many…

Tips for Navigating the Newly Released Form I-9
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Tips for Navigating the Newly Released Form I-9

I know there’s a new Form I-9 to verify eligibility to work in the United States. When do I need to start using it and…

E-Verify Users Allowed to Electronically Inspect Form I-9 Documents
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E-Verify Users Allowed to Electronically Inspect Form I-9 Documents

Get ready! The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be releasing new, revised Form I-9 documents tomorrow, but that’s not the only change coming…

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Form I-9 COVID-19-Related Flexibilities End July 31, 2023

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has officially announced that on July 31, 2023, the temporary flexibilities around Form I-9 document inspection — that…

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H-1B Visa Initial Registration Opens March 1

On Friday, January 27, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2024 H-1B visa cap will open at 9 a.m. Pacific on March 1 and run through 9…

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Continue Using Current Form I-9 Until Further Notice

Even though the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification and other Form I-9 associated forms expire at the end of this month, don’t delete your forms…

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Employers May Need to Update Forms I-9 as COVID-19 Era Policy Ends

As a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) COVID-19-era Form I-9 policy ends, employers need to make sure they have updated their relevant Forms I-9…

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What to Do When Employee’s I-9 Work Authorization Document Expired

Can an employee work beyond the expiration date of a work authorization document? The answer to the question depends on whether the right to work…

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H-1B Visa Initial Registration Opens March 9

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many California businesses still face difficult choices as they confront revenue loss and uncertainty in the future — which has…

Be sure to review the significant changes made to the Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274).
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Updated Form I-9 Handbook for Employers

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its guidance manual, Handbook for Employers, Guidance for Completing the Form I-9 (M-274). This useful manual provides employers…