As the coronavirus (COVID-19) changes employers’ on-boarding processes, here are the latest developments to ensure your company is complying with both the employment eligibility verification form (the “Form I-9”) requirements and E-Verify during remote on-boarding.  Below guidance is provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), specifically U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration

Due to the coronavirus, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices are closed to the public.

USCIS has suspended routine in-person services until at least April 1, 2020 to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). USCIS staff will continue to perform duties that do not involve contact with the public. This means

A new version of the employment eligibility verification form, known as the Form I-9, is about to be published.  Once it is, employers must use the new version (with a version date of 10/21/2019) and phase out use of the prior version within 90 days.  Use of the revised form by all employers completing the

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This week’s edition of the Compliance News Flash features information about:

  • The California Consumer Privacy Act.
  • Increase in H1B denials and requests for more information by USCIS.
  • Standard contractual clauses and data transfers.
  • Discrimination claims related to the

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will increase the premium processing fee for certain employment-based petitions, beginning on December 2, 2019.

Premium processing is an optional service provided to petitioners filing Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker that allows petitioners to request 15-day processing