Effective 12:01 a.m. today, Presidential Proclamation 10294 took effect. That Proclamation rescinds the pandemic geographic travel bans and instead implements certain COVID-19 vaccine requirements for all international air travelers to the U.S. To read more about this development, click here.
U.S. employers generally must properly complete Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States to verify the identify and employment authorization of that individual. As part of that process, the employee must present the company with acceptable and unexpired original documents. In turn, the employer must examine those documents to determine […]
On February 4, 2021, USCIS announced that it was delaying the effective date of the final rule that would have altered the way H-1Bs were allocated in the lottery process. See here. Under the rule entitled “Modification of Registration Requirement for Petitioner Seeking to File Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions”, USCIS would use a wage-based selection process […]
Employers should take note of two major updates in the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, world. Click here for more information.
President Trump late yesterday signed a Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak. For more information, click here.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today changes to the Form I-9 process due to COVID-19. For more information, click here.
Today, USCIS announced a new version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification in its published Federal Register notice. The new form’s “version date” is 10/21/2019 and is located in the lower left corner of the form. The notice allows employers to use the prior version of the form (version date 07/17/2017 N) until April […]
United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has implemented a new process for the annual H-1B lottery. For more information, click here.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it’s implementing changes to the H-1B lottery system. For more information, click here.
USCIS released a message that employers for now should continue to use the current Form I-9 for employment eligibility verification, even after the expiration date has passed. The current form came into effect on July 17, 2017 and is set to expire on August 31, 2019. USCIS has indicated they will publish a new edition […]