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And they say ignorance and poor advice doesn’t pay off ! In this case it sure did. A Federal Judge ruled in favor of an IT Staffing co. and stated that they did not willfully violate the DOL’s posting regulations when they … Continue reading
When a Department of State Consular office sends an H-1b case back to the USCIS recommending revocation, the USCIS re-affirms their prior decision in approximately 30% of cases. For many other employment based visa cases, the percentage of re-affirmations is significantly lower i.e. L-1A: 18.02%; … Continue reading
Last week, the USCIS provided a report to Congress on the characteristics of H-1b workers. 61% of petitions approved were for IT occupations, over 50% of H-1b’s were approved for persons with education beyond a bachelor’s degree, and the number of … Continue reading
The DOL now provides on-line access to the public of approved H-1b and E-3 LCA’s and certified Permanent Labor Certification Applications.
The prevailing wages used by the DOL for both the H-1b and the PERM programs have been updated and are effective July 1, 2013.
The DOL has revised Form 9141 which is used to obtain prevailing wage determinations for both H-1b and PERM cases.
The Senate Judiciary Committee spent several days last week discussing the almost 300 amendments proposed by committee members. Many of the more anti-business and anti-H-1b amendments proposed by Sens. Grassley and Durbin were defeated however, several measures did pass. TechServe Alliance … Continue reading
Both IT and health care staffing companies have traditionally been major users of H-1b visas. Due to the recent prediction by the USCIS of the H-1b quota for FY 2014 likely being reached in the first week of filing, many staffing companies are concerned that … Continue reading
Last week, the U.S. Consulate in Hyderabad announced changes to the process of submission of documents for H-1b and L-1 visa issuance. No longer will they require documents to be submitted in advance to the VFS but, documents must be … Continue reading
Earlier this week, Senator Grassley publicly announced that he had released his hold on HR 3012. If you recall, HR 3012 was a bill that had passed the House by a margin of 389-15 and essentially eliminated decades of national … Continue reading