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April 27, 2016
Derek Strain

Addressing Compliance Challenges for Employers – The 10th Annual FBA Worksite Enforcement and Immigration Conference

The 10th annual Federal Bar Association Conference on Worksite Enforcement and Immigration took place on April 20, and was co-chaired by Margaret “Peggy” McCormick, a founding partner of Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. Peggy McCormick established the conference ten years...

February 12, 2016
Derek Strain

Are you a start-up employer filing for an H-1B? Here’s what you need to know

With the April 1st filing date for cap-subject H-1B petitions fast approaching, employers are working hard to prepare the necessary documents to file for their future H-1B employees. For start-up companies, employers should be aware that their petitions will likely...

December 04, 2015
Derek Strain

Tis the season – put a cap-subject H-1B on your holiday wish list!

  With the New Year fast approaching, the time to begin preparing for an H-1B cap filing is now.  The first day to file for a “cap-subject” H-1B for the upcoming fiscal year (“FY”) is April 1, 2016. If selected...

July 23, 2015
Derek Strain

Tips for Employers Hiring Individuals with H-1B Status

Beyond the issues employers face with every new hire, employers looking to hire individuals currently in H-1B nonimmigrant status with another employer encounter a number of important issues and questions. Before going through the trouble and expense of filing an...

June 04, 2015
Derek Strain

USCIS Issues Guidance on When a Change in an H-1B Employee’s Job Location Requires Filing an Amendment

Employers of H-1B workers are subject to extremely complex rules to stay in compliance with the law. USCIS recently issued additional guidance that addresses the steps an employer must take to change an H-1B worker’s job location. This guidance follows...

April 03, 2015
Derek Strain

L-1B: Finally, some clarification on Specialized Knowledge

It’s been no secret that the L-1B classification of temporary worker visas has been difficult for employers to obtain on behalf of foreign national employees, but according to recently released information, L-1B denial rates reached an all-time high in 2014....

District Court Ruling Delays DACA Expansion and DAPA

A Texas Federal Judge has granted a request for a temporary injunction against the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Citizens and Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) announced by President...

January 09, 2015
Derek Strain

Tis the season… to prepare H-1B petitions!

It’s that time of year again. The time when job seekers, foreign students, employers, and their immigration attorneys all begin to consider how to proceed with filing for new H-1Bs. As April 1st is the date that U.S. Citizenship and...

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