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Department of Labor Implements Policy Change to Accelerate H-1B Process for Certain Physicians & Highly Compensated Professionals

On August 3, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) implemented an important policy change advocated by stakeholders which will substantially reduce the amount of time that it takes for certain physicians and other highly compensated professionals to obtain H-1B status.

The H-1B process requires employers to obtain an approved Labor Condition Application (LCA), supported […]

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:04+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|Categories: H-1B|Comments Off on Department of Labor Implements Policy Change to Accelerate H-1B Process for Certain Physicians & Highly Compensated Professionals

White House report indicates new immigration options may become available for researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors

Earlier this month, the White House released a long-awaited report describing potential changes that are being considered to improve the US immigration process.  The report does not make any immediate changes to existing US immigration laws, but it does provide interesting insight into how our programs may change in the near future.  The report highlights two […]

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:04+00:00 July 23rd, 2015|Categories: Administrative Action, H-1B|Comments Off on White House report indicates new immigration options may become available for researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors

USCIS issues final Simeio guidance on when to file an amended or new H-1B Petition

Today USCIS issued final guidance on when an Employer must file an amended H-1B Petition before moving an H-1B Employee to a new worksite in a geographic area not previously covered by the Labor Condition Application (LCA), including specific timeframes for compliance. USCIS’ guidance is a result of Matter of Simeio Solutions, 26 I&N Dec. 542 (AAO […]

By | 2015-07-22T17:07:35+00:00 July 22nd, 2015|Categories: H-1B|Comments Off on USCIS issues final Simeio guidance on when to file an amended or new H-1B Petition

H-1B Cap Exempt Options prior to the 2016 H-1B Cap Season

On July 14, 2015, USCIS announced that it had returned to petitioners all FY 2016 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in the H-1B lottery. The next opportunity to file H-1B petitions that are subject to the H-1B numerical cap is April 1, 2016, unless there is a change in the law before that time. […]

By | 2015-07-15T16:28:26+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Categories: H-1B|Comments Off on H-1B Cap Exempt Options prior to the 2016 H-1B Cap Season