Labor Condition Applications must be filed under the new DOL’S FLAG System As part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“USDOL”) technology modernization initiative, the FLAG System (Foreign Labor Application Gateway) was...Read More
by Kathleen Walker | Sep 25, 2019
The concept of a public charge ground of inadmissibility has been a part of immigration law for more than a century and the current statutory provision [§212(a)(4)] of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (INA),...Read More
USCIS Announces $10 Fee for H-1B Electronic Registration – Does this Apply for FY 2021 (April 2020)?
by Kathleen Walker | Sep 4, 2019
USCIS is moving forward with a plan to implement a preliminary registration system for cap-subject H-1B petitions that will drastically change the H-1B visa filing process employers have used for years. On September 3, U.S....Read More
by Kathleen Walker | Jul 10, 2019
Keeping it simple is often a key goal in any compliance policy for a company, but sometimes it may not be a best practice and indeed could cause a company to incur liability. Employers should consider onboarding personnel...Read More
by Kathleen Walker | Jun 13, 2019
New Zealand and the KIWI Act Recently, Mission New Zealand for the U.S. Department of State posted the announcement that as of June 10, 2019, citizens and businesses of New Zealand will be able to apply for E-1 Treaty Trader and...Read More
Canadian L Visa Admissions – CBP Changes Course without Prior Notice Creating New Non-Tariff Barrier
by Kathleen Walker | Apr 25, 2019
A few weeks ago, stories of Canadian citizens being refused admission to the U.S. as individual or blanket L applicants requesting an additional period of stay in the U.S. started to increase. The sheer number of reports...Read More
The IRS and the FICA, FUTA and Federal Income Tax Traps for Employers with Non-Resident Alien Employees
by Eric Gregory | Mar 27, 2019
With all of the payroll complexities that employers face, it is no surprise that a special set of rules that applies to only a small category of employees is frequently overlooked. Often, to the surprise of payroll and human...Read More
New Change/Extension of Status Forms (I-539/I-539A) Become Effective on March 22 – What is new (Biometrics for babies…)?
by Kathleen Walker | Mar 12, 2019
The use of new forms (Form I-539 and a new I-539A) seems like a very mundane subject to merit an alert, but indeed coming right before the start of the fiscal year 2020 H-1B cap filing season in April of 2019, it deserves...Read More
by Kathleen Walker | Mar 7, 2019
On March 1, 2019, a notice was published by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announcing that beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from: Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador will continue to...Read More
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