COVID-19 & Employer Obligations

COVID-19 & Employer Obligations The H-1B is one of only a few visa classifications, along with the E-3 and H-1B1, that require the filing of a Labor Condition Application (LCA) as part of the visa approval process. The LCA is submitted to the Department of Labor (DOL) and requires the employer to make certain attestations […]

Immigration Update: Immigration Compliance & Working From Home

As you begin implementing shifts in business practices to allow remote working and facilitate continued employee safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, companies should be mindful of the steps needed for continued compliance with the immigration laws. The Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have not addressed any changes to the […]

New H-1 selection procedures

Gee & Zhang E-Blast: New H-1 selection procedures: The USCIS has published regulations advising that the H-1 lottery procedures for 2020 will be changed. The new procedures will require that prospective employers register the names of the prospective H-1 employees between March 1-20. This year the Gee and Zhang Immigration Seminar will be conducted on […]

New Proposed Rule to Change H-1B Lottery

New Proposed Rule to Change H-1B Lottery The Trump Administration has published a proposal to change the H-1B lottery process as soon as 2019. The aim of these changes is to more closely align the H-1B classification with President Trump’s Buy American Hire American (BAHA) Executive Order. The two primary changes would consist of: Employer […]

Premium Processing Suspended

On Tuesday, March 20, 2018 the USCIS announced the temporary suspension of premium processing for all H-1 B Cap petitions for fiscal year 2019. The USCIS indicated it expects the suspension to last until September 10, 2018. While we normally do not recommend that our clients seek premium processing on H-1 Cap cases, there are […]

H-1B Webinar

A recording of our webinar held on February 15, 2018 that covered the H-1B lottery process and best practices for filing H-1Bs under the Trump Administration.