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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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Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

Laws regarding medical marijuana and the workplace have been under constant development over the past few years, with recent developments occurring in just the past few weeks. Now more than ever, Hawaii employers may be confused about how to apply their drug-free workplace policies to applicants or employees who fail a drug test due to medical marijuana usage.

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