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Answering HR Pros’ Most Common Business Immigration Questions: How Do I Verify the Work Authorization of F-1 STEM OPT Students?

How do I verify the work authorization of a student in F-1 status and STEM OPT? DHS issues F-1 students documents showing employment authorization based on the type of student they are and the type of employment they have. A foreign student in F-1 STEM OPT is issued an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) that states “STU: STEM OPT ONLY.”   The following documents establish these students’ identity and employment authorization for Form I-9:  ✓ Unexpired STEM […]

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Webinar: Preparing for the FY22 H-1B Season

This webinar will break down: the registration process (if there is one), the H-1B cap process (and application of the new rule, if there is one), overcoming current challenges,  F-1 students and cap gap, and more! It will take place on Thursday, January 28 from 2-3 pm. Mark your calendars, and be on the lookout for a signup email in the near future.

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The Road Ahead

On New Year’s Day, I hiked throughout the Cedar Creek Preserve in northeast Florida. I enjoyed the peaceful views of the saltwater marshes and the pine needle-covered pathways as I walked through a cathedral of pine trees. I had to protect myself from biting insects and watch for rattlesnakes along the way.  Later, it struck me that the entire hike could be seen as a microcosm of the New Year we have just entered. We […]

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How Will Brexit Impact International Trademark Applications and Registrations?

“IP Completion Day”, when the Brexit Transition Period for the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (EU) officially ends, is December 31, 2020.  Many businesses in the United States have registered their trademarks in the EU or have international registrations that are awaiting grants of protection from the EU. After IP Completion Day, how will the protection of international trademark registrations in the EU and the UK be impacted? New Protections from the UK… If […]

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