|Advertising Requirements in PERM-A Survey of BALCA’s Application of 20 CFR § 656.17(f)(7)|
John T. Combs, Ceridwen J. Koski; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 3, 2015, previously published on September 2, 2015The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) permanent labor certification (PERM) program requires employers to conduct specific recruiting activities to test the labor market before filing an application. The regulation at 20 CFR § 656.17(f) sets forth the advertising requirements, which also...
|OIG 2015 Plan Focuses on ICE’s Business Selection Process for I-9 Investigation|
Ceridwen J. Koski, Christopher L. Thomas; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 14, 2014As part of its 2015 fiscal year Annual Performance Plan published on October 1, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) will review the approach of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to I-9 inspections. Specifically, it will “determine...
|Cap-Subject H-1Bs Will Be Effective October 1|
Maria Fernanda Gandarez, Ceridwen J. Koski; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014On October 1, 2014, FY 2015 H-1B cap-subject visa petitions will be valid. Individuals in possession of valid H-1B petitions must take appropriate action to demonstrate work authorization for the petitioning employer. For certain individuals, demonstrating H-1B status can be as straightforward as...
|USCIS Clarifies Eligibility Requirements for STEM OPT Extension|
Nicole Brooks, Justin Coffey, Ceridwen J. Koski, Whitney Larson, Stephen D. Parker; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
November 25, 2013, previously published on November 20, 2013A recent interim policy memorandum, released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), clarifies the degree completion requirements for the 17-month extension of Optional Practical Training (OPT) available to F-1 students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics...
|FAQs on Immigration Processing During the Federal Government Shutdown|
Charles Edward Gillman, Ceridwen J. Koski, Stephen D. Parker; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 8, 2013, previously published on October 3, 2013As of the evening of October 3, 2013, Congress has not yet reached an agreement to fund the federal government. As a result, some federal agencies that rely solely on government funding cannot provide services and have been partially shut down. Those agencies that receive funding from fees or other...