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  • Benching of H-1B & L-1 Visa Employees

    Benching of H-1B Employees It is not permitted to bench H-1B employees without pay. At any point when an H-1B employee is not performing work or not in productive status because a company does not have an immediate project for them, the employee must still continue to receive the same wage listed in the Labor […]
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  • USCIS Grants Employment Authorization to Ukrainian and Afghan Parolees

    On November 21, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) updated their policy regarding Ukrainian and Afghan parolees and their employment authorization status in the U.S. Now, Ukrainian and Afghan parolees, and their qualifying family members, with certain classes of admission are considered employment authorized incident to parole, which means that they do not need […]
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  • Form I-9 Employment Verification with Mergers & Acquisitions

    For I-9 purposes, when an employer acquires new employees through a merger or acquisition, the employer has two options for employees who will be continuing with the new organization.  Treatment as “New Hires” The acquiring employer may treat them as new hires and complete new Forms I-9 for all new employees.  If the employer decides […]
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  • DHS Extends Form I-9 Flexibility an Additional 30 Days

    On December 23, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a 30-day extension of the flexibility related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, compliance.  Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the U.S. All U.S. employers are […]
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  • What Employees Need to Do if They Receive a Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) for I-9 Purposes

    If the information your employer entered into E-Verify from your Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, does not match records available to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or the Social Security Administration (SSA), your employer may receive a tentative nonconfirmation (TNC) result.  What Does a Tentative Nonconfirmation Result Mean? A TNC result does not necessarily […]
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  • Relaxation of Employer I-9 Compliance will end November 19, 2020

    Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers are required to complete Form I-9 for any individual they hire in the United States—including citizens and noncitizens. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on March 20, […]
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  • Immigration Updates from USCIS, CBP, DOS, and DOL due to COVID-19

    COVID-19 is having a vast impact on immigration operations across all government agencies. To help navigate these challenges, Berardi Immigration Law is providing a summary with the most recent updates from US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Customs and Border Protection, the Department of State, and the Department of Labor.  Updates from USCIS  Premium processing suspended […]
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  • DHS Announces Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility

    The Department of Homeland Security recently announced that due to the physical proximity complications associated with COVID-19, DHS will exercise discretion to defer the physical requirements associated with Form I-9. Employers with employees working remotely due to COVID-19 will not be required to review the employee’s identity and employment authorization documents in the employee’s physical […]
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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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  • New E-Verify Website Launched

    On April 10, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the launch of the new E-Verify website, E-Verify.gov. The new user-friendly website provides employers, employees and the general public with information about E-Verify and Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, including employee rights and employer responsibilities in the employment verification process. The website enables employers to […]
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