Category Archives: Immigration Compliance

  1. PERMs and Audits

    PERM is an acronym for the “Program Electronic Review Management” system established under the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations. It is by getting a PERM certified that a foreign national starts the process to become a lawful permanent resident through employment. This, consequently, launches the journey to U.S. citizenship. All employment-based permanent residency applications (green…

  2. Know Your I-9 Responsibilities. A Must Read For All Employers.

    Pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), Employers are required to complete and retain an I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification for each employee who is hired for employment, with limited exceptions which will be discussed below. IRCA specifically prohibits Employers from knowingly employing individuals who are not authorized to work in the…

  3. Trump Suspends Green Cards Due to COVID-19

    Yesterday, President Trump signed an Executive Order, temporarily suspending the issuance of green cards, claiming that this is a necessary step towards protecting the jobs of U.S. workers. Effective at 11.59 pm on April 23, 2020, this proclamation suspends entry into the U.S. of the following immigrants: Those outside the U.S. as of the effective…

  4. Staying H-1B Compliant During the COVID-19 Outbreak

    We are living in very uncertain times.  As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, many employees are being asked to work remotely in order to slow the spread of the virus.  Due to the number of office closures Employers need to take a closer look at the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations to ensure that…

  5. Employer’s Responsibility To Maintain A Public Access File (PAF)

    Employer’s responsibility to maintain a Public Access File (PAF) Pursuant to 20 CFR 655.760, employers of H-1B workers (this also applies to H-1B1 and E-3) are required to maintain a Public Access File (PAF). Creation and Access to the PAF An employer is required to make a filed Labor Condition Application (LCA) and supporting documentation available for…

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