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New H1B Labor Application Rules

Most H1B sponsors are aware that one of the key steps in securing a foreign worker is submitting the Labor Condition Application (LCA) and having it approved.  Simply, the LCA ...

  • December 9th, 2018
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Does the US Policy of “At Will” Employment Apply to H1B Visa Workers?

One of the distinct differences between the US and most other developed economies is the pervasive pro-business policy toward employment relationships.  This often comes as a surprise to foreign workers ...

  • November 28th, 2018
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Proposed Policy Change: New Definition of ‘Specialty Occupation’ Coming in 2019

The USCIS continues to revamp the H1B visa program, and does not seem to need new legislation to reduce the number of approved petitions for foreign workers.  The most recent ...

  • November 26th, 2018
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H1B Visa Compensation: The Bottom Line

A quick review of an H1B visa database revealed that in 2018 the median salary for an H1B visa position in San Francisco is $110,000.  Those numbers don’t reflect benefits ...

  • October 3rd, 2018
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New H1B Policy from USCIS: More Petition Denials Possible

Once again, the USCIS is flexing its administrative muscle via a new memorandum that broadens the discretion of officers reviewing H1B visa petitions.  That may sound innocuous, but this rule ...

  • August 23rd, 2018
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H1B Visa Updates: Summer 2018

As the H1B visa program continues to undergo administrative and enforcement changes, there are a few noteworthy developments half-way through 2018.  None of these updates are particularly good news for ...

  • August 20th, 2018
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