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DHS Issues Final Rule Changing H-1B Cap Selection Process

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a new rule on January 31, 2019 that makes significant changes to the way in which DHS will administer the annual H-1B allocation (the H-1B cap). Starting in April 2019, DHS will change the order in which the agency allocates the available slots under the H-1B cap. In … Continue reading this entry

DHS Issues New Version of Form I-9 - Effective on September 18, 2017

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued yet another update to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. This new version becomes mandatory for use with new hires and reverifications as of September 18, 2017.  This is the thirteenth revision of Form I-9 in the thirty years since the form was first required. The good … Continue reading this entry

DHS To Issue New I-9 Form After Recently Increasing Penalties For I-9 Violations

Just when employers were becoming more comfortable with the complex and lengthy Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification that was issued in 2013, the federal government has decided to turn up the heat. First, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice recently increased the penalties for I-9 violations. Second, DHS has announced that … Continue reading this entry

Even As They Lament The Horrific Reality Of Mass Violence, Employers Must Consider How To Prevent It In Their Workplaces

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After last week’s horrific mass shooting in Orlando, which targeted the LGBT community, most of us have spent days lost in thought, in sadness, and in concern about how such tragedies continue to occur. As people return their immediate focus to work after one of the largest and most violent shooting incidents in American history, … Continue reading this entry

DHS Extends Time Period for STEM OPT Employment Authorization

As of May 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has expanded the time period during which a foreign student with a degree from a U.S. university in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field may work as a trainee. American companies sometimes struggle to fill specialty jobs requiring STEM degrees, and foreign students … Continue reading this entry

DHS Proposes Changes to E-Verify Program: I-9 Reverifications and FNC Formal Reviews

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As employers continue to enroll in the E-Verify program at a high rate, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering various changes to this key program. Some of these changes place additional obligations on the employer. E-Verify is DHS’s internet-based system through which employers may electronically verify the employment eligibility of newly hired … Continue reading this entry