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    Kathleen M. Peregoy is a highly accomplished immigration attorney and serves as Co-chair of Connell Foley's Corporate Immigration and Global Mobility practice. Prior to joining the firm, Kathleen was a partner at Dornbaum & ...

Immigration Newsletter - December 2023

Department of State to Launch a Pilot Program Offering US Visa Renewal (by mail) for H-1B Visas

Bloomberg Law reports that a limited number of H-1B workers will be able to renew their visas in the US as soon as January 2024 under a new program.  The rollout of the H-1B domestic renewal pilot will be ...

2024 Employer To-Do Checklist

ASSESS YOUR BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESSES

Employers must ensure compliance with New Jersey and federal laws when conducting background checks. Supervisors and hiring managers should be familiar with the important steps in the process: knowing when a background check is permissible ...

Immigration Newsletter - November 2023

Potential Amendment to H-1B Regulations: 60-Day Comment Period After USCIS Publishes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) states the goal of proposed rulemaking is to, “modernize and improve the efficiency of the H-1B program, add ...

Immigration Newsletter - October 2023

Please Mark Your Calendar and Join Us On Wednesday, October 18, for an Online Presentation Sponsored by NJBIA:  What Employers Should Know About the Updated Form I-9.  

Neil Dornbaum and Kathleen Peregoy, the Co-Chairs of the Immigration and Practice Mobility Practice Group at ...

Immigration Newsletter - September 2023

E-Verify Employers May Use Alternative Procedure for Form I-9 Documents Examined Remotely During COVID-19 Temporary Flexibilities

In May 2023, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that employers had until August 30, 2023, to physically inspect all Form I-9 ...

USCIS Will Conduct Second Random Selection from Previously Submitted FY 2024 H-1B Cap Registration

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will soon conduct a second H-1B lottery for Fiscal Year 2024 cap-subject H-1B applicants. The lottery will draw from the remaining pool of applicants who submitted an online H-1B registration in March 2023 ...

Immigration Newsletter - August 2023

USCIS Announced Plan to Bolster the H-1B Registration Process to Reduce the Possibility of Misuse and Fraud in the System

As we reported in a previous newsletter, in the FY2024 H-1B registration, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received 758,994 eligible H-1B ...

Immigration Newsletter - July 2023

Department of State Posts a Disappointing July 2023 Visa Bulletin

The July 2023 Visa Bulletin posted by the Department of State (DOS) includes backlogs in the Employment-Based Preference Categories (EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3).  For Indian nationals in EB-3 category, the July Visa Bulletin ...

Immigration Newsletter - June 2023

Record Demand in FY2024 H-1B Lottery Filings Leads to Fraud Investigation

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that for FY2024, it received 758,994 eligible H-1B registrations, up dramatically from last year’s 474,421 registrations.  Of the FY2024 ...

2023 Employer To-Do Checklist

1. REVIEW AND UPDATE JOB DESCRIPTIONS. Job descriptions outline the necessary skills, training and education needed to perform a job, and are critically important in furtherance of an employer’s compliance efforts when interviewing candidates; properly classifying employees as ...

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