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Monthly Archives from November 2019

H-1B Cap Subject Petitions Will Now Come with a $10 Registration Fee

USCIS officially announced the addition of a $10 registration fee recently. They say that this non-refundable fee will be required for registrations that are submitted as part of the FY2021 H-1B cap process. This, of course, is assuming that testing of the system has actually been completed. Currently, it is not complete, so the new registration requirement has not technically been added. In fact, USCIS has said that it will provide the public with “ample […]

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Copyright Contracts on Workplace Creations Stick – Even for Taylor Swift

Through every news and social platform, a quick search will yield limitless reports (and plenty of gossip) on Taylor Swift’s recent catalog purchase. The man who bought it for $300 million is the owner of her former label — and she is sickened. If there is anything to be learned from Swift’s copyright woes, her ordeal demonstrates the sticking power of copyright contracts on your creative work. According to copyright law, all transactions were officially […]

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The Importance of Certified English Translations

How important is it to get Certified English Translation of your documents? Very. More and more, USCIS has been issuing Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs) if translated documents do not fully comply with regulations. The types of documents they’re targeting vary, but have included birth certificates, diplomas, transcripts and more. What are those regulations? “…all foreign language documents must be accompanied by a full English language translation and a […]

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