Fees that the Employer Cannot Deduct from an H-1B Worker’s Payroll

By: Joseph Chua The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division has released a fact sheet dated [August 2009] and titled, “Fact Sheet #62H: What are the rules concerning deductions from an H-1B worker’s pay?”. This fact sheet states which fees are and are not allowed to be deducted from an H-1B worker’s payroll. […]
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Will the “Protect & Grow American Jobs Act” Impact Your H-1B Labor Force?

By: Angelita Chavez & Elizabeth Goings On November 15, 2017, a U.S. bill which could potentially impact H-1B dependent employers was passed by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.  Known as the “Protect and Grow American Jobs Act”, H.R. 170 was introduced in January with broad bi-partisan support and will now enter […]
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Good Practice Pointers Before Traveling as a Non-Immigrant

By: Carmen C. Lopez As an employer, there are several good pointers you can recommend to your employees who hold non-immigrant visas such as L-1 or H-1B, before traveling outside the United States.  Some of these recommendations include the following: Ensure that the validity period of the foreign passport the employee holds, is valid for […]
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Premium Processing Resumes for All H-1B Petitions

By: Navdeep Meamber Effective October 3, 2017, USCIS has resumed premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions. Premium processing is now available for all types of H-1B petitions, which include H-1B cap, H-1B amendment, H-1B extension and H-1B transfer. Premium Processing Service provides expedited processing for certain employment-based petitions and applications. Under the premium process, […]
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