Why was the H-1b cap reached so early this year ?

Many people are wondering what caused the H-1b cap to be reached so much more quickly this year. Information that the cap would be met in November, two and a half months earlier than past years, caused many employers to scramble to submit petitions. At the Hammond Law Group, we believe that there are several… Continue reading Why was the H-1b cap reached so early this year ?

TechServe Alliance Annual Conference

This week, Mike Hammond will be attending the TechServe Alliance Annual conference in Az.  He will be a speaker on a panel entitled,  “At Your Own Peril: A Panel Discussion on the Key Legal Issues Confronting the IT Staffing & Services Industry” moderated by the CEO of TechServe, Mark Roberts.  If you are going to be in… Continue reading TechServe Alliance Annual Conference

TechServe Alliance Meets with USCIS Director

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

Senator Cornyn defends the use of H-1b visas by the IT Consulting industry

TechServe Alliance announced that Senator Cornyn (R-Texas) has written a letter to USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas urging the Director to consider the implications of the Neufeld memo and its impact on the IT Staffing and Consulting industry.  The Senator urged the Director to meet with industry officials  to fully understand the impact of this policy.… Continue reading Senator Cornyn defends the use of H-1b visas by the IT Consulting industry