Immigration Law

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Paget, Joel H.
Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC

Immigration Law

Contact: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP (Delaware & Pennsylvania, USA)

Last week the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, unveiled in the Federal Register a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form, which is better known as a Form I-9. For more than 25 years, employers have been required to use the Form I-9 to confirm the identity and the eligibility of all newly hired employees for all levels of an organization to work in the United States.

Read more: Employers Directed to Use New Form I-9 Verifying Work Eligibility by May 7

Contact: Sue Willman and Monica Fanning; Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP (Missouri, USA)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released on Friday, March 8, 2013 its new Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) that all employers are required to use to verify the identity and employment authorization eligibility of their employees.  The new form may be used immediately, but must be used beginning no later than May 7, 2013.

Read more: Revised I-9 Form Now Available and Will Be Mandatory Effective May 7, 2013

Contact: Janet Cheetham & Joel Paget; Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC (Washington, USA)

Employers seeking H-1B temporary work visas for foreign nationals in “professional-level” positions can begin filing their petitions for visas on April 1, 2013, for employment beginning on October 1, 2013.

Read more: Immigration Law Update: Approaching H-1B Cap for 2014

Contact: Frida P. Glucoft; Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Among the numerous practical and legal consequences faced by a purchaser acquiring a new company with a brand name is a key question: how to retain employees, especially those with critical or essential skills.  During the course of conducting its due diligence, the purchaser must investigate which employees, if any, hold a temporary work visa and what the consequences of a change in ownership are.

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