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The Potential Impact on the PERM Program of a New York City Law Requiring Employers to Disclose Salary Ranges in Job Postings

As of May 15, 2022, after a new equal pay transparency law enacted on January 15, 2022, New York City will join Colorado in requiring that employers disclose minimum and maximum salaries for all advertised jobs, promotions or transfer opportunities. This law would make failure to ...

Identify H-1B Candidates by February 15, 2022 to Supplement Your Workforce with Qualified Professional Employees

The “Great Resignation” among US workers has been triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of remote work, creating a palpable shortage of qualified professional workers* for hire into open positions in all industries.

As a result, each employer’s search for the best ...

2022 Employer To-Do Checklist
  1. DEVELOP A COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE AND/OR TESTING/FACE COVERING POLICY AND EDUCATE EMPLOYEES.  Employers must understand the legal and practical considerations to implementing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate or, alternatively, a testing/face covering policy to ensure compliance with a ...

Effective October 1, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Technical Instructions for panel physicians requires all immigrant visa applicants to receive a full COVID-19 vaccine series as part of their medical exam prior to being issued a visa. This is a CDC requirement ...

Diversity Visa Program Entry Instructions Released: Online Entry for DV-2023 Runs October 6, 2021 to November 9, 2021

Each year, 55,000 immigrant visas (green cards) are made available through a lottery in which people who come to the United States from countries with low rates of U.S. immigration may participate.

The U.S. State Department holds the lottery, known as the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program ...

Immigration Help Available to Those Affected by Natural Disasters and Other Unforeseen Circumstances

USCIS issued a reminder to the public that they offer immigration services that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters. Examples of unforeseen circumstances include, but are not limited to, the wildfires in the western United States and the recent ...

Employers May File H-2B Petitions for Returning Workers for FY 2021

USCIS announced that employers may file H-2B petitions for returning workers under the FY 2021 H-2B supplemental visa temporary final rule.

Source: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Canada

CBP issued a notification of the continuation of temporary travel restrictions limiting travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canadian border through 8/21/21 due to COVID-19.

Source: Federal Register

DHS Announces Extension and Redesignation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status

The Department of Homeland Security published a Federal Register notice (FRN) extending and redesignating Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from Sept. 18, 2021, through March 17, 2023.  Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas made the decision to extend ...

TPS Applicants from Five Designated Countries Can Now File Initial Applications Online

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) applicants who are eligible nationals of Burma, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela or Yemen, or individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in one of those countries, can now file ...

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