Are you sure you Terminated your H-1B employee

If your H-1B employee is not properly terminated you may be liable for the remainder of their prevailing wage.  Amtel Group of Fla., Inc. v. Yongmahapakorn, ARB No. 04-087, ALJ No. 2004-LCA-006, slip op. at 11 (ARB Sept. 29, 2006), established the requirements to effect a bona fide termination of H-1B employment and end employers’… Continue reading Are you sure you Terminated your H-1B employee

Immigration Seminar in NYC/NJ on Aug 22nd

HLG will host its annual Immigration Update seminar in the NYC/NJ area on Fri. Aug 22nd.  The seminar is primarily designed for staffing cos. in the IT and engineering sectors but, many of the topics will be relevant to any company that employs H-1b workers. Mike Hammond, Cadence Moore, and Lisa Galvan will be speaking. The… Continue reading Immigration Seminar in NYC/NJ on Aug 22nd

Terminating an H-1b worker ? Buy a stamp !

In a recent decision, a US employer was held liable for back wages of over $150,000 for a terminated H-1b worker that it never even employed.  When the employer chose not to employ the worker and in essence, withdrew  its employment offer, it failed to notify the USCIS. The Judge stated, “Informing the immigration authorities that the employment… Continue reading Terminating an H-1b worker ? Buy a stamp !