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Updates to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

On January 31, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a notice to the Federal Register announcing a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  This new version was approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on October 12, 2019.  Employers should begin using this updated form (10/21/2019) immediately, although the prior version (Rev. […]

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Cap Exempt Employers for H-1B Visas

Foreign nationals employed by certain employers are exempt for the H-1B cap and are not required to enter the lottery to receive an H-1B visa and can apply for their H-1B at any time of the year. In general, cap exempt employers are institutions of higher education, government research organizations, non-profit research organizations, and non-profit […]

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Best Practices for Employers to Avoid Immigration Violations

General Overview Enforcement actions or audits can be carried out by various arms of the government, including U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Department of Labor (DOL). Inquiries by one government agency will often result in inquiries or actions by another government agency. The most common types of […]

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