Posts Tagged ‘USCIS’

What Employers Should Know About the Expiring Form I-9

You may have noticed that the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification expires at the end of August. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is working on updating the form, but it may not happen until after the expiration date. On March 1, 2019, the USCIS proposed extending the current version of the Form I-9 […]

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H-1B Visa Cap Reached

As suspected, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) hit the congressionally-mandated cap on regular H-1B visa petitions for fiscal year (FY) 2020 within its first week. The filing period opened on April 1. Because the USCIS reversed the lottery order this year and first selected 65,000 applications from all petitions, it must now determine if […]

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H-1B Filing Season Began April 1, Brings Changes

The H-1B filing season for fiscal year (FY) 2020 began Monday, April 1, 2019. If you have workers who need these U.S. work visas, prepare for them to be claimed within a week — and note three changes made to the process this year. The H-1B visa program allows U.S-based companies to temporarily hire foreign […]

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True to Form, Our I-9 Webinar Fills You in

When hiring any employee, employers are required by federal immigration law to verify that person’s identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. by completing the Form I-9. Both a complex and detailed process, the Form I-9 comes with 15 pages of instructions issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It’s a process that […]

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H-1B Visa Premium Processing Resumes

On January 28, 2019, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing for all Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 cap-subject H-1B visa petitions. The H-1B program allows companies in the U.S. to temporarily hire foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge — workers who have a bachelor’s degree or higher in their […]

29 Jan 19 - Hiring, Reporting Requirements - Jessica Mulholland - No CommentsRead More »