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Commerce Department clarifies export control obligations of staffing companies
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • May 10 2011

On February 20, 2011, the USCIS implemented the new Form I-129, which asks sponsoring employers to certify that they are in compliance with all export control regulations


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


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


New H-1B nonimmigrant visa season starts April 1, 2011
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 11 2011

Remember that all new H-1B petitions must be filed on March 31, 2011, to ensure that they are counted toward the 2012 H-1B cap


Court strikes New York state bar to non-immigrants seeking pharmacist license
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 26 2010

On September 29, 2010, a federal district court in Manhattan declared unconstitutional a New York State law that bars non-immigrants authorized to work from obtaining a pharmacist license


U.S. Department of Labor issues proposed rule on H-2B wage rates
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 26 2010

On October 4, 2010, the Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL"), issued a proposed rule that would require employers to pay H-2B and American workers recruited in connection with an H-2B job application a "wage that meets or exceeds the highest of: the prevailing wage, the federal minimum wage, the state minimum wage or the local minimum wage."


Fifth Circuit rules that hotel workers on H-2B visas are not entitled to recoup visa expenses under FLSA
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 26 2010

On October 1, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided Castellanos-Contreras v. Decatur Hotels LLC, No. 07-30942 (5th Cir. Oct. 1, 2010) (en banc


October 15, 2010, H-1B cap count
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 26 2010

As of October 15, 2010, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") has confirmed the filing of approximately 42,800 H-1B cap-subject petitions for fiscal year 2011


USCIS reaches H-1B cap for FY 2010
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • December 24 2009

On December 22, 2009, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") announced that it received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to exhaust the H-1B quota for fiscal year 2010


DOS issues September 2010 Visa Bulletin
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • August 24 2010

The DOS recently issued its Visa Bulletin for September 2010