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USCIS provides additional guidance to hospitals and other employers concerning H-1B cap exemptions based on affiliation
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • May 10 2011

On March 16, 2011, the USCIS announced that it was reviewing its policy for determining H-1B cap exemptions for nonprofit entities that are related to, or affiliated with, an institution of higher education


DOS and CBP implement tougher blanket L-1B visa application and travel requirements for L-1 employees
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 31 2011

The L-1 nonimmigrant classification for intra-company transferees remains under intense scrutiny by USCIS in the adjudication process


DOL discontinues Form I-9 inspections during OFCCP reviews
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • November 29 2010

On November 16, 2010, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) of the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it will no longer inspect the Forms I-9 of federal contractors during onsite compliance reviews


CBP & USCIS issue holiday season travel reminder
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 30 2009

On October 8, 2009, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reminded those planning international trips to have their approved travel documents ready and to anticipate heavy traffic during the upcoming holiday season


Employers must now complete revised Form I-129 and answer questions relating to export controls and "deemed exports"
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 2 2011

On November 23, 2010, the USCIS issued a new version of its Form I-129 that includes a new section - Part 6 - related to export controls


DHS plans to implement E-Verify self-check system
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 2 2011

On February 7, 2011, the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") published a notice announcing that it would implement on March 18, 2011, a new E-Verify feature that will allow individuals to check their own work authorization status and, if necessary, correct potential errors


Potential immigration consequences of government shutdown
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 2 2011

Employers need to consider the potential immigration consequences of a government shutdown due to the current budget impasse


IRS instructs employers regarding alien withholding
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 2 2011

On February 2, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued Notice 2011-12 ("Notice"), in which it announced that employers would have to revert back to the withholding rules in effect in 2005 for FN employees


ICE sends out Form I-9 audit notices to 1,000 employers
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 2 2011

The announcement by U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement ("ICE") on January 20, 2011, that it has established a large Employment Compliance Inspection Center ("Center") is a warning shot across the bow of all large organizations operating in the United States


Second Circuit directs discovery of immigration status in NLRB proceeding to determine eligibility for backpay
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 2 2011

On February 18, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its opinion in NLRB v. Domsey Trading Corporation, Docket Nos. 10-3356, 08-5165, 08-4845 (2d Cir. Feb. 18, 2011), reversing a decision of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") and remanding the proceeding for discovery into the immigration status of employees who might otherwise be eligible for backpay awards