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New Year, New Forms, and Other Reminders
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
As 2020 kicks off, here are some links to current forms as well as some reminders and upcoming deadlines. Form HC-5 for 2020: Employers must ensure employees who choose to waive health care coverage under Hawaii’s
H-2B Cap Reached for First Half of FY 2020
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the cap for the H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program for the first half of FY 2020 was met on November 15, 2019. This means that USCIS received
Current Form I-9 Expires August 31
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
In a few days, the Form I-9, which is used for verifying new hires’ employment eligibility, will be expiring. What should you do? The current Form I-9 was released on July 17, 2017, with a stated expiration date of
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
Premium Processing is a No-Go for FY 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service has once again announced that it will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions in an effort to reduce processing times. The suspension will apply to all
E-Verify Availability Will Be Limited This Week
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Employers will be unable to access their E-Verify accounts between March 23 at 6:00 p.m. (12 a.m. EDT) to March 26 at 2:00 a.m. (8 a.m. EDT). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be conducting system enhancements
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