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H-1B Visa Filing to Open With Changes
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Beginning April 1, employers will be able to file H-1B visa petitions with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) for temporary work visas for foreign professionals. The H-1B Program The H-1B
DOL Penalties Increase for 2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
The Department of Labor (DOL) announced increased civil monetary penalties for 2019, including increases for violations of: Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) Family
DHS Seeks Comment on Proposed Restructuring of H-1B Visa Program for Foreign Professionals
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to restructure the filing procedures for H-1B visas, the temporary work visa category for foreign professionals. Current Procedure New H-1B
Free Community Outreach Sessions on Immigration for Big Island Community
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be conducting community outreach on the Big Island November 13-15. Sessions will include: Immigration 101 Employment Authorization Document (“EAD”)
USCIS Recalled Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) Do Not Affect Employment Authorization
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
On June 21, 2018, USCIS began recalling approximately 800 Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) that were issued in conjunction with Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, which were granted
Report Identifies Best Practices for I-9 Compliance
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is stepping up enforcement efforts of unauthorized workers by tripling its number of officers and quintupling the number of enforcement actions in 2018. As a result, employers
USCIS and DOJ Join Forces to Combat Employer Visa Fraud
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The Department of Justice and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced plans to further collaborate in an effort to detect and eliminate employer fraud, discrimination and abuse in bringing foreign workers to the
USCIS Launches Updated E-Verify Website
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched a new website last month to provide updated support for the E-Verify program. The new website provides information about E-Verify and Form I-9, Employment
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Wage and Hour Update

There have been many significant changes going on at the U.S. Department of Labor. This article discusses two proposed rules for which employers must be prepared, which will (1) increase the salary level thresholds for determining an exempt employee and (2) change the regular rate of pay calculation for overtime.

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