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Tag: specialized knowledge

  • USCIS Conducts Second Round of H-1B Selections for the 2022 Cap

    The H-1B program allows U.S. employers to temporarily hire foreign workers in a “specialty occupation”, which is defined as a position that requires the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or higher in the specific specialty. Each year, Congress caps the number of H-1B visas for […]

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  • L-1 Qualifying Employment

    The L-1 (“intracompany transferee”) classification is utilized by employers to transfer executives, managers, and specialized knowledge employees to the United States from an affiliated office abroad. To qualify, there are requirements that must be satisfied by both the petitioning employer and foreign employee. Employee Requirements To qualify for L-1 status, an employee must: Have been […]

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  • The L-1 “Doing Business” Requirement

    The L-1 (“intracompany transferee”) classification is utilized by employers to transfer executives, managers, and specialized knowledge employees to the United States from abroad. To qualify, there are requirements that must be satisfied by both the petitioning U.S. employer and foreign employee. Employer requirements include:  Must have a qualifying relationship with a foreign company; and Must […]

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  • L-1 Case Summary: Specialized Knowledge

    Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli recently had a client who successfully applied for L-1 renewal status at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, NY. Our client was an employee of a large sushi company and had specialized knowledge specific to the sushi industry and his field. […]

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  • The L-1 Category and “Doing Business”

    The L-1 category allows a U.S. employer to transfer an executive, manager, or specialized knowledge employee from an affiliated foreign office to one of its offices in the United States. To qualify, there are specific requirements that must be satisfied by both the petitioning employer and the beneficiary employee. On the employer’s side, it must […]

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