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.
As a result of the termination of a 1955 treaty between Iran and the U.S., nationals of Iran are no longer eligible for E-1 or E-2 status.