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May 18, 2020
Beata Leja

Yes, Certain H-1B Workers & Other Nonimmigrants May Receive Stimulus Checks!

Over the last few weeks, thousands of foreign workers, including many living overseas, began receiving stimulus checks from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In some cases, those checks were issued in error. In other cases, the foreign workers, including...

May 13, 2020
Tahreem Kalam

Impact of Remote Work, Furloughs, Pay Cuts & Terminations on H-1B, E-3 and H-1B1 Employment

Employers have had to adjust rapidly to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Some have closed their doors completely, others are asking employees to work from home, and unfortunately many have had to furlough and terminate employees. These changes have a unique...

Effect of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on H-1B Employment

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had extensive impact on H-1B employment, and the circumstances and policies continue to change on a daily basis. The following is a summary of the key ways that the pandemic has impacted H-1B employers and...

December 26, 2019
Chandni Shah

The New H-1B Lottery Process at a Glance

On December 6, 2019, USCIS announced it will be implementing a new online H-1B registration system for the upcoming FY 2021 H-1B cap season. This new registration system will require employers to electronically register applicants prior to filing the complete...

May 23, 2019
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

H-1B Cap Selection Process for Fiscal Year 2020 is Complete

On May 17, 2019, USCIS announced that it completed data entry for all H-1B petitions filed in the 2020 cap and that some cases will be transferred to different service centers after receipts are issued. The transfers will depend upon...

March 15, 2019
Chandni Shah

Last Call for H-1B Cap Petitions!

The lottery window for H-1B Cap Petitions opens up on April 1st, 2019, leaving employers just a few weeks to file H-1B petitions for foreign nationals requiring work authorization for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2019. Because time is...

February 27, 2019
Beata Leja

Act now! Proposed Rule to Eliminate H-4 EAD Pending Review

After many months of speculation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officially submitted a rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OBM) on February 20, 2019 proposing to eliminate the H-4 EAD.  The proposed rule, titled “Removing H-4 Dependent Spouses from the...

December 18, 2018
Stephen Tarnoff

USCIS Proposing Major Changes to H-1B Cap Subject Application Process

In a move that is certain to cause greater confusion for employers planning to file H-1B petitions by April 1, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a proposed rule that, if implemented, will significantly change the process...

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