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DOL H1B Rule: End Clients should file LCA. Impacts 247,000 LCAs

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 1 Comment

US Department of Labor (DOL) published new guidance on LCA filings by end clients on Jan 15th, 2021. It also modified the salaries, benefits requirements that have to followed by end clients to be compliant. We will review the background and all those changes in this article and assess the impact, effective date. Background – DHS H1B Final Rule Employer …

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H1B Wage Levels Changes Final Rule by DOL – New Revisions

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 18 Comments

US Department of Labor(DOL) published H1B, PERM Wage Levels Changes regulation as interim final rule on October 8th, 2020 and later it was cancelled by courts as they did not follow proper notice and comment period. DOL had to revert back the FLCDataCenter published wage levels and do many other things to comply with court order. On Jan 12th, 2020, …

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I-94 Extension at US, Canada Border – Peace Arch – 2 Experiences

In US Immigration - Visas by KumarUpdated : 2 Comments

As many of you know,  US non-immigrant visa holders usually get shorter I-94 duration at US Port of entry process by CBP officer, if their passport is expiring before the I-797 approval notice validity. There are many ways to update the I-94, but one that works most of the time is crossing the border.  Recently, couple of our users anonymous and …

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Fall 2020 Midnight Regulatory Agenda – H1B, H4 EAD, F1, GC, B1

In US Immigration - Visas by KumarUpdated : 6 Comments

Unified Agenda or Regulatory Agenda is the list of items that US Federal Govt. publishes twice a year to outline their plans in the next months. These are nothing but prioritized list of the current administration planned actions. Fall 2020 is the last regulatory agenda for the outgoing Trump Administration as Biden will be the new President from Jan 20, …

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DOL Cancels H1B, PERM Wage Levels Change Rule, Guidance

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 11 Comments

US Department of Labor (DOL) made an announcement late yesterday, Dec 3rd, 2020, stating that they are cancelling the H1B Wage Levels increase Interim Final Rule that was published by them on Oct 8, 2020. They are doing this to comply as per the recent Court Orders, where they lost the case. They gave guidance on how they plan to …