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Tag: H-1B1

  • USCIS Releases Policy Guidance on Employment Authorization in Compelling Circumstances

    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released policy guidance on the eligibility criteria for initial and renewal applications for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) in compelling circumstances. This new guidance aims to provide clarity on the existing regulatory requirements and outlines the eligibility criteria for applicants seeking employment authorization under compelling circumstances.  Eligibility Requirements […]
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  • H-1B1 Visa: Free Trade Agreement Professional

    A sub-category of the H-1B category is the H-1B1 program, which provides for the temporary employment of nonimmigrant aliens in specialty occupations from Chile and Singapore. Current laws limit the annual number of qualifying foreign workers who may be issued an H-1B1 visa to 6,800 with 1,400 from Chile and 5,400 from Singapore.  Basic Requirements […]
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  • DOL Issued a Revised Wage Rule Restructuring the Prevailing Wage System

    On January 14, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule, Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States, changing how wage levels are computed under the DOL’s four-tier wage structure. The January 14, 2021 rule is a revised version of a similar DOL rule, […]
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