Restrictions on issuance of H-1B, H-2B, J, and L visas extended to March 31, 2021
The Trump administration remains vigilant in changing U.S. employment-based immigration policy, leaving myriad challenges for President-elect Biden on inauguration day.
New DHS and DOL regulations will change the requirements for H-1B eligibility and result in increased prevailing wage requirements for H-1B, H-1B1, E-3, and green card sponsorship.
On October 2, 2020, the new filing fee schedule for USCIS will go into effect, which will increase most but not all filing fees.
When considering layoffs and furloughs, employers should keep in mind the obligation to pay H-1B employees until employment is terminated.
USCIS’ suspension of Premium Processing of certain immigration petitions will most significantly impact H-1B workers changing employers.