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USCIS publishes long-awaited filing guidance for H-4 EAD applications

USA - May 21 2015 On May 20, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published long-awaited information to help eligible H-4 dependent spouses apply…

New STEM OPT Extension Rule Brings Welcomed Relief to Employers and International Students

USA - March 9 2016 On March 9, 2016, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released an advance copy of the final rule pertaining to optional practical training…

Justin S. Coffey, Miguel A. Manna

Cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY 2015 should be filed with USCIS on March 31, 2014

USA - March 12 2014 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting new H-1B petitions to be counted toward the annual H-1B quota (the "H-1B cap")…

H-1B Considerations in Context: COVID-19, Remote Work, Office Closures, Furloughs, and Layoffs

USA - March 24 2020 Employers are facing numerous issues in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including remote work, temporary office closures…

Michael H. Bell, Ceridwen J. Koski

CARES Act: Foreign National and Immigrant Eligibility for Paid Leave, Unemployment Benefits, and Stimulus Rebates

USA - April 2 2020 On March 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, intended to stimulate the…

Michael K. Mahoney, Melissa Manna