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Just Announced Flexibility for In-Person I-9 Verification

On Friday, March 20, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security used its discretionary authority to allow flexibility for the in-person Form I-9 verification requirements. Here is what you need to know. Who Is Eligible for This Flexibility? If you’re an employer practicing social distancing because of the pandemic, you can now remotely review new hires identity and employment authorization documents. This flexibility only applies to employees working remotely. If the employee is physically present at […]

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Premium Processing Suspension for I-129 and I-140 Petitions

On March 20, 2020, USCIS temporarily suspended premium processing service for all Form I-129 and I-140 petitions until further notice due to the pandemic. What If USCIS Already Accepted Your Request for Premium Processing?  As of this writing, USCIS plans to continue with premium processing for those petitions that already have an accepted Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service.  What About Other Premium Processing Requests in Progress? For petitions mailed before March 20 that […]

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Extended Time for Resolving E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmations

E-Verify extended the timeframe to take action to resolve: Social Security Administration (SSA) Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNCs) when they cannot be resolved due to SSA office closures. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Tentative Nonconfirmations when they cannot be resolved due to office closures. Employers Must Still Notify the Employee of the TNC As Soon As Possible Employers are still required to let the employee know about the TNC result as soon as possible. Once the employee […]

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Just Announced Flexibility for In-Person I-9 Verification

On Friday, March 20, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security used its discretionary authority to allow flexibility for the in-person Form I-9 verification requirements. Here is what you need to know. Who Is Eligible for This Flexibility? If you’re an employer practicing social distancing because of the pandemic, you can now remotely review new hires identity and employment authorization documents. This flexibility only applies to employees working remotely. If the employee is physically present at […]

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Premium Processing Suspension for H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

USCIS has temporarily suspended premium processing service for FY2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions.  Petitioners won’t be able to request premium processing when USCIS begins accepting cap-subject petitions on April 1. Premium processing will resume in a two-phased approach during the FY2021 cap season.  The first phase will include H-1B petitions, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption, requesting a change of status from F-1 nonimmigrant status. This phase is expected to begin no later than […]

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BREAKING NEWS: DHS Announces Flexibility in Requirements Related to Form I-9 Compliance

This situation has already changed since our newsletter went out on Friday. You can read more about the change here.

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