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DHS Issues STEM OPT Final Rule
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • April 6 2016

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") recently issued its long-awaited F-1 nonimmigrant student visa regulations on optional practical


DHS Launches Trial Program to Streamline Employment Visa Applications
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • March 8 2016

On March 3, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its launch of the Known Employer Program, under which certain employers


Important Reminders for Employers Regarding this Year's H-1B Cap
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • February 26 2016

As we head into the final month before petitions for H-1B visas must be filed for Fiscal Year 2017, employers should keep the following information


Department of Homeland Security Announces Implementation of New Restrictions on Visa Waiver Program
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • February 23 2016

According to a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on February 18, 2016, the list of countries or areas of concern


USCIS Reminds Employers to Identify "Returning Workers" Exempt From Fiscal Year 2016 H-2B Visa Cap
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • February 17 2016

On February 5, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") issued an alert reminding employers to identify "returning workers" when


DOJ Warns That Employers Using Labor Contractors That Violate Anti-Discrimination Laws May be Held Liable
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • January 27 2016

The Department of Justice's Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) recently issued an opinion letter


Critical Filing Dates for FY 2017 H-1B Cap
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • January 20 2016

Employers who wish to sponsor H-1B workers for Fiscal Year 2017 can begin filing petitions on April 1, 2016 for a start date of October 1, 2016. The


DHS Proposes New Rule for Certain Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Programs Affecting Employment
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • January 19 2016

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued a proposed rule to amend employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs. The new


Update on STEM OPT Extension Rule
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • January 19 2016

A February 12, 2016, court-imposed deadline to determine the fate of certain student work permits is fast approaching. At this point, it is unclear


Proposed Rule Would Expand Cap Exempt Status for Non-Profit Entities that are 'Related or Affiliated' with Institutions of Higher Education
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • January 6 2016

On December 30, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a proposed rule to amend certain regulations related to employment-based