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April 14, 2015

USCIS announced that it completed the H-1B Cap Lottery for FY2016

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received about nearly 233,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period, which began April 1, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. On April 13, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select enough petitions to meet the 65,000 general-category cap and the […]

August 22, 2014

Avoiding Workplace Pitfalls: Domestic and Foreign Employee Compliance

Governmental investigations and audits to assess compliance with employment and immigration laws have steadily increased over the last few years. Employment lawsuits and immigration compliance violations are at a record high. And there is no indication that the trend will decline anytime soon. Businesses which do not routinely audit their internal policies and procedures or […]

August 22, 2014

Foreign Professional Workers and the H1-B Visa

Immigration and immigration compliance is in the headlines on a daily basis affecting both large and small companies. If you are the human resources director for a company looking for the professional services of an individual who requires a visa to work in the United States, you need to consider the full range of options […]

July 21, 2014

7 Tips to Complete Error-Free I-9 Forms

Since 1986, the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) requires employers to complete the I-9 form to verify that all new employees are authorized to work in the United States. An employer who fails to properly fill out the form for each employee can face stiff fines and penalties. These paperwork violations can range from […]