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L-1 Site Visits Revisited: USCIS Gives Notice to Employers Requesting L-1A Extension

L-1A site visits will begin this quarter at job locations where a U.S. employer obtained an extension of an employee’s L-1A status, as confirmed by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) unit in a stakeholder call on Thursday, April 24. USCIS will randomly select approved L-1A visa petitions […]

By | May 16th, 2014|Blog, I-9 and Compliance|

DHS Comes Knocking – How to Prepare For L-1 Site Visits

Employers with foreign national employees working in L-1 visa status should prepare for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) site visits. The purpose of these site visits is to pursue and deter immigration fraud, and also ensure that immigration benefits are not granted to foreign nationals who might threaten U.S. national security. Last October we blogged about […]

By | April 9th, 2014|Blog, Employment Visas, I-9 and Compliance|

Employer’s Seven Deadly (PERM) Sins

Too often I read BALCA (The Department of Labor’s (DOL) administrative court) decisions and see PERM denials based on an employer’s mistakes during the PERM process.  There are numerous possible failures along the PERM road that could lead to a denial.  I could blog all day on mistakes made by attorneys during the PERM process.  But there […]

By | February 6th, 2014|Blog, Employment Visas, I-9 and Compliance|

Local Paper for PERM? Who Knows!

Use of a local paper as one of the required alternative recruitment efforts for professional positions is now under scrutiny. One of the requirements of PERM is that the company recruits for the position to test the market as a way to ascertain if there are any qualified U.S. workers available and willing to work […]

By | October 24th, 2013|Blog, Employment Visas, I-9 and Compliance|