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Changes to H1B, PERM Wage Levels – New Interim Final Rule

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US Department of Labor submitted a new regulation that is aimed at changing the H1B and PERM Wage Levels. It was submitted yesterday, September 16th to OMB for review. We will review the details of the same in this article. Background – What are H1B, PERM Wage Levels?  All the H1B LCAs have salary information related to the position that …

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DHS submits Strengthen H1B Visa Rule to OMB as Interim Final Rule

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The long awaited DHS regulation that has been on Spring 2020 Regulatory agenda under H1B category was submitted to OMB for review today under “Interim Final Rule” stage.  Many of you may wonder, what does this “interim final rule” stage mean and what impact it can have on H1B program, including option for lawsuit in court. In this article, we …

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H1B, L1 US Entry Ban News – New Exceptions for Stamping, Travel (Aug 2020)

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As most of you know, on June 22, 2020, Trump issued a Proclamation banning entry of H1B, L1 and other visa holders who present risk to US  labor market. There were some amendments done and clarifications provided after initial order to allow certain dependents.  There were few lawsuits filed on this entry ban, including support by Google, Apple, Facebook on …

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Trump EO – Review Hiring of Federal Contractors on H1B Visa, LCA

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President Trump signed an Executive Order today, August 3rd, 2020 that calls for review of Federal Agencies practices on contracting and hiring of temporary workers like H1B Visa. This executive order is an outcome of recent action by Tennessee Valley Authority that planned to outsource 20% of its IT workforce to foreign companies. The goal of the Executive order is …

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H1B, H4 Visa Entry Ban Lawsuit Filed by 174 Indian Nationals

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As most of you know President Trump banned entry of H1B, L1, H4, other visas until end of Dec 2020. This is a difficult situation as many families are separated, who came for H1B or H4 Visa stamping or visiting family and got stuck in their home country due to COVID-19. There are few lawsuits expected to be filed against …

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H1B Employer Employee Relationship, Itinerary Policy(2020) USCIS

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USCIS recently lost a court case against ITServe Alliance that challenged USCIS H1B policy memos on employer-employee relationship and itinerary rules. As part of the court judgment and settlement with IT Serve, USCIS said that they will cancel the Year 2010, 2018 Policy memo and not use the itinerary requirements too. On June 17th, 2020 USCIS formally issued a H1B …