Category Archives: Blogs

  1. OFLC To Implement New SOC Codes and Publish New Wages On July 1, 2022

    The Office of Foreign Labor certification (OFLC) is set to implement the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes on July 1, 2022. Any Labor condition applications (LCAs) submitted prior to July 1, 2022, will be adjudicated based on the 2010 SOC codes.  Any applications submitted after July 1, 2022, will be based on the new…

  2. PERM Processing Times

    The PERM also known as the Labor certification is the first step in the employment-based green card process. The PERM process starts with the employer conducting a recruitment campaign.  Alongside this it is also necessary for the employer to submit a request for the prevailing wage from the Department of Labor (DOL).  As part of…

  3. Things I Learned At The AILA Conference

    Every year the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) hold a national conference where seasoned Attorneys and government officials impart their knowledge and experience to a room full of Immigration Attorneys. I was fortunate enough to attend the conference last week in my all-time favorite city of New York.  It was a 4-day event and over…

  4. What You Need to Know About Online Contracts

    Here are some of the specific issues faced by SaaS, cloud computing, social networking, and other online service companies. Online E-contracts One of the common questions in dealing with tech companies deals with legal and contractual questions when you don’t have an actual customer sitting in your office that you make a deal and sign…

  5. Eviction Process (Infographic)

  6. The Due-On-Sale Clause: What It Is And When To Ignore It

    A Due-On-Sale Clause can be found in most contemporary mortgage instruments and, as the name suggests, states that the mortgage debt will become due upon sale of the property.  From a lender’s perspective the logic is fairly straightforward – security for the loan is put at risk when the collateral property is owned by a…

  7. USCIS Claims It Will Adjudicate Cases Faster And Expands Premium Processing

    For a long time, processing times for applications filed at USCIS have been spiraling out of control and certain applications do not qualify for premium processing. For example, the current processing time for EB-5 cases is 47-71 months!  Imagine investing over half a million dollars, paying a $3,675 filing fee and then having to wait…

  8. When To Start The PERM Process For Your H-1B Employees

    Almost every employee on H-1B wants their employer to start the green card process for them as soon as possible. However, when does an employer actually need to start the process to ensure that their employee can continue to work past the 6-year H-1B limit? In order to be eligible to extend the H-1B beyond…

  9. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

    Our society faces problems of violence at various levels, and this is why The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is important. It was created to support victims of actual or threatened domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. VAWA grants the possibility to immigrants who have been abused by a person who has a…

  10. Permitted Activities On A Visitor Visa

    There are two types of visitor visas, namely: B-1- This is a business visa. B-2- this is a tourist visa. Not everyone visiting the U.S. needs to have a visitor visa.  For example, there are several countries like the UK and Australia that participate in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), also commonly referred to as…

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