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BREAKING NEWS: MAJOR CHANGES TO H1B PROGRAM EFFECTIVE AS EARLY AS OCTOBER 8, 2020

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Tue, Oct 06, 2020 @ 9:31 PM

H-1BThe Trump administration announced new, long-anticipated restrictions for the H-1B high-skilled visa program on October 6, 2020, some of which will go into effect this week.  The rules are "far and away, one of the most significant reforms made to the H-1B program in the past 20 years," said Deputy Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella.  The rule from the Department of Labor, which will go into effect Thursday morning, will change how much employers will be required to pay foreign workers they hire on H-1B visas and Green Cards, forcing them to pay workers more.  The rule may be viewed at https://s.docworkspace.com/d/ANohAcmTk6tJqNS2uqWdFA

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USCIS to Announce FY 2021 H-1B Registrant Selections on March 31, 2020

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Fri, Mar 27, 2020 @ 3:02 PM
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Some Lessons from the Trenches To Help Success With H-1B Applications in 2020

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Mon, Jan 27, 2020 @ 7:00 AM

Can you believe that H-1B Season is upon us?   Each year, I say it seems like yesterday we filed last year’s H-1B Cap cases.  This year is particularly true as we have only recently received all decisions on April 2019 H-1B Cap Cases.  USCIS issued the most requests for evidence and denials it has ever issued on H-1B Cap cases.  In fact, USCIS has stated that it issued requests for evidence in 70 percent of the H-1B Cap cases filed.  So, what have we learned?

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New Registration Procedures for H-1B Season Start on March 1, 2020

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Mon, Jan 20, 2020 @ 7:15 PM

On January 9, 2020, Department of Homeland Security published a notice in the Federal Register to formally announce implementation of a new H-1B registration process. 

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Sponsoring an Employee on an H-1B Visa | Public Access File

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in a specialty occupation for a period of three years. The visa can be extended for an additional three years. The employer can also employ the employee part-time.

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Sponsoring an Employee on an H-1B Visa | Employer Responsibilities

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in a specialty occupation for a period of three years. The visa can be extended for an additional three years. The employer can also employ the employee part-time.

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Sponsoring an Employee on an H-1B Visa | Filing Fees

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Sun, Jun 11, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in a specialty occupation for a period of three years. The visa can be extended for an additional three years. The employer can also employ the employee part-time.

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Sponsoring an Employee on an H-1B Visa | Who Qualifies?

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Sat, Jun 10, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in a specialty occupation for a period of three years. The visa can be extended for an additional three years. The employer can also employ the employee part-time.

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H1-B VISA CAP REACHED FOR FY 2017

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Thu, Apr 07, 2016 @ 1:20 PM

 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption.

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FATCA Tax Reporting for US. Residents with Foreign Bank Accounts

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:48 PM

Today I asked my colleague and friend International Tax Attorney Richard Rubin to explain in an article the new FATCA tax reporting rules that goes into effect on June 30, 2015.  FATCA impact US citizens, Green Card holders and other US tax resident individuals who have accounts with non-US banks or financial institutions.

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