HLG will be hosting a free teleconference on Thurs. May 14th at 11:00 am eastern to discuss some recent changes in the immigration laws and policies relative to H-1b visas and PERM applications and also to provide updates on several misc. topics impacted by COVID-19. The seminar will specifically focus on the IT and engineering… Continue reading Immigration Seminar
The Trump Administration has handed down a new policy memorandum targeting international students by changing the definition of unlawful presence to essentially be synonymous with a status violation. The new memo is slated to go into effect on Aug 9, 2018. The penalty for accruing 180 days of unlawful presence is a 3 year bar… Continue reading International Students Beware
The USCIS has once again decided to single out the staffing industry, in particular the IT staffing industry and has issued a new policy memorandum designed to make it more difficult for small and medium sized U.S. staffing companies to employ H-1b workers. The new policy specifically notes that it will be more difficult to… Continue reading USCIS Targets Staffing Cos. Again
Although much of the immigration related Trump campaign for Presidency focused on “building a wall” and other enforcement issues, he did make some far-reaching comments such as “the H-1b visa should be eliminated” only to back track on that position later. He has surrounded himself with some immigration advisers, most notably, Senator Sessions who are… Continue reading What a Trump Presidency means for you ?
Cadence Moore and Dwight Myfelt will be speakers at the American Staffing Association’s Staffing World in San Diego, CA from October 25th through October 27th. Cadence and Dwight will be speaking about recruiting in social media that will be part of the Thursday afternoon session. If you are attending, please make sure you attend one… Continue reading American Staffing Association’s Staffing World 2016
In a decision released last week, the AAO declared that a work-site location change outside of the original MSA requires the filing of an amended H-1b petition. This change will have significant impact on staffing cos., many whom have followed DOL and USCIS HQ guidance which supported the conclusion that only the filing and posting… Continue reading AAO changes the game for staffing employers !
And they say ignorance and poor advice doesn’t pay off ! In this case it sure did. A Federal Judge ruled in favor of an IT Staffing co. and stated that they did not willfully violate the DOL’s posting regulations when they failed to post at 3rd party sites where they placed H-1b workers because they had… Continue reading Federal Judge Rules Against the DOL in H-1b LCA Investigation
On Friday, August 23, 2013, Hammond Law Group will be hosting an immigration seminar at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott. The seminar will focus on the impact of the new immigration bill on staffing companies and its employees and will also provide an update on BALCA decisions and Service Center policies that impact… Continue reading HLG to hold seminar in NJ/NYC
Senators on the Judiciary Committee have proposed almost 300 amendments to the Senate CIR bill. Many of these amendments would have disastrous effects on IT staffing cos. Senator Grassley, a long-time opponent of the H-1b program and its use by IT staffing cos. proposed 77 himself. A listing of the amendments can be found here at… Continue reading 300 Amendments to the Senate CIR bill
HLG will be hosting its annual seminar in the NJ/NYC area on Friday, Aug 17th. The seminar will focus on issues impacting IT staffing and consulting firms and their H-1b employees. Check out the full agenda. Both Mike Hammond and Cadence Moore will be in attendance and speaking.
Last week,TechServe Alliance representatives met with USCIS Director Mayorkas and discussed the use of the H-1b program by IT staffing and consulting firms and specifically, the negative impact of the Neufeld policy memo. It is hoped that by listening to US stakeholders that the USCIS will implement H-1b policies that are more consistent with job growth… Continue reading TechServe Alliance Meets with USCIS Director