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Can Foreign Nationals Volunteer While Waiting for Work Authorization?

              🤔 I’m often asked by employers …. 👉 My employee wants to Do Volunteer Work while waiting for his/her work authorization… CAN WE DO THAT?  Although volunteer work is essential and good for our communities to thrive because this work makes a tangible impact on the lives of people, animals, and organizations, in the context of the question above, volunteer work is NOT allowed. The Department of Labor (DOL) […]

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How to Verify the Work Authorization of Your F-1 Cap-Gap Students

For Form I-9 purposes, the following documents can serve as evidence of work authorization for cap-gap students: Expired EADs and Form I-20s endorsed by DSO recommending the cap-gap extension.  These are acceptable through September 30 during the year the H-1B petition was filed. The cap-gap period extends an eligible F-1 student’s status to bridge the time between the end of F-1 status and start of H-1B status. Download an example of how to verify cap-gap […]

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