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How to Correct Mistakes on the I-9

If an employer conducts an internal audit, sometimes mistakes are uncovered. What are the next steps you should take? Here is what you need to know: If a Form I-9 was never completed or is missing, the current version of the Form I-9 should be completed as soon as possible. 

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Trouble Getting a License for H-1B

The 2017 H-1B petition filing season is here! To maximize your chance of success, you need to prepare now. Starting April 3, USCIS will accept H-1B visa petition filings – subject to the annual cap – for the next fiscal year, which begins October 1, 2017. To maximize the chance that your petition will be accepted in this year’s anticipated lottery, we strongly recommend that H-1B visa petitions subject to the cap be ready to be […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Start Preparing for H-1B Cap Cases…

… particularly for employers filing an H-1B for the first time. Due to the limited number of new H-1B visas and their high demand, USCIS typically only accepts new H-1B filings for five business days starting April 1st. These H-1B case filings must include a certified Labor Condition Applications (LCA).

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Happy Travels – Tips for a Stress Free Admission to the U.S.

As we approach the holidays and more people travel, it is very important to make sure that you check your I-94 Arrival/ Departure Form every time you enter the United States.  Checking your I-94 form is easy and you can do it online.  It only requires a few minutes and your passport information.  You can download your I-94 Form here. Unfortunately, there is a high rate of error on the admission records. It is important […]

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Are You Ready for the New “Smart” Form I-9?

USCIS has advised that it will publish the revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, by November 22, 2017. Employers may continue using Form I-9 dated 03/08/2013 through Jan. 21, 2017. Employers must be ready to start using the new Form I-9 by Jan. 22, 2017.   Will you be ready? We will be providing updates and learning opportunities for you on this topic.   Stay tuned. 

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Employer Alert: F-1 to H-1B Status Transition – Be Aware of FICA Tax Changes

Employer Alert: Be aware of FICA tax changes for your employees going from F-1 to H-1B status Most international students in F-1 or J-1 status are exempt from FICA (Medicare and Social Security) taxes on wages.  However, H-1B visa holders are subject to withholding of FICA tax and federal and state income taxes. H-1B visa holders are taxed as “resident aliens” on their worldwide income and may claim deductions for family members.

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