Immigration Blog

H-1B Visas Are Going, Going… Gone

With the option of obtaining a cap-subject H-1B visa off the table, you may wonder: what options are available to employers seeking work visas for skilled foreign nationals? What should the plan of action be for professionals seeking an employment visa? Download our quick guide to alternative work visa options to consider below. You can also learn more details about these work visas in my book, Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to Work Visa Options […]

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USCIS Returns All Unselected H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

USCIS has announced that all H-1B cap-subject petitions for FY 2020 that were not chosen in their computer-generated random selection process have been returned. Read more. 

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A Note about the Form I-9, which Expired August 31

Until USCIS makes an announcement, employers should plan to continue to use the current Form I-9.

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How to Re-Verify a Cap-Gap Student?

As F-1 students under the “cap-gap” change to H-1B status on October 1, employers will need to re-verify their status. Download this sample Form I-9 on how to re-verify these students. [Download Now]

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Video: Transitioning from F-1 to H-1B

Many students will soon be transferring from F-1 status to H-1B. This video offers four helpful tips to make this transition go as smoothly as possible. [View Now]

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How Long Does Copyright Protection Last?

Copyright  registrations provide powerful legal protection. However, a registration does not last forever.  The duration of a copyright registration depends on a number of factors. If you have questions about a specific work, the best course of action is to consult with an intellectual property attorney.  Unpublished vs. Published The first question an intellectual property attorney will ask is whether the work is published or unpublished.  In an era rampant with personal blogging and self-publishing, […]

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