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How US Employers Should Handle Delayed Receipts From USCIS

How US Employers Handle Delayed USCIS Receipts for H-1B, TN, L-1, STEM EADS, and Other Business-Related Petitions: Communication and Planning Are Essential Normally, employers filing H-1B, TN, L-1, E-2 STEM EAD, I-140, and other business-related petitions with USCIS see receipts within 7-10 business days. Receipts allow them to track progress of cases and timely update I-9s documenting continued work authorization for their international personnel. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS has let employers know that receipt notice issuance will be delayed by 8 weeks or longer. Employers should communicate these new expectations to their managers and international employees, and pla

What Critical Infrastructure US Employers Need to Know about Travel Restrictions in the US-Canada Bo

What is going on? The COVID-19 related travel restrictions for the US-Canada land border that were put in place on March 20, 2020 were extended for an additional 30 days, until May 20, 2020. See the Federal Register Notice published on April 22, 2020: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/04/22/2020-08605/extension-of-order-under-sections-362-and-365-of-the-public-health-service-act-order-suspending. Dates: These restrictions went into effect at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on March 20, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 20, 2020 How do these travel restrictions affect US Employers? Many US Employers are considered essential, critical infrastructur

2020 H-1B Petition Process for US Employers

Now that the 2020 H-1B lottery determined which US employers may proceed with filing petitions regarding their intended H-1B positions, employers have 90 days, until June 30, 2020, to get their petitions prepared and filed with DHS. This seems like enough time, but experience shows that Employers and their lawyers need diligence and time to prepare H-1B petitions in time to meet the deadline. Do not wait to begin preparing the H-1B Petition. There are several steps that need to take place before a Petition can be filed, including analysis of the position and education, development of the evidence, Labor Condition Application (LCA) approval, mandatory LCA posting time and signing of posting

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