The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that the temporary policy adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic that allows employers to conduct electronic I-9 verifications for remote new hires will end on July 31. As a result, affected
Under a 2015 law enacted by Congress, the Labor Department and other federal agencies are required to adjust civil penalties annually under the laws they enforce to account for inflation. The increases for 2023 are more than 7.0%.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency that administers the nation’s legal immigration system, has announced that it received more than enough electronic registrations during its recently held annual H-1B visa lottery and has n
The President’s opening bid in a process that will ultimately determine federal government funding levels for fiscal year 2024, which begins on October 1, contains huge proposed increases for agencies such as OFCCP, the Wage and Hour Division, and th
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency announced recently that employers that want to file H-1B visa petitions on behalf of foreign worker beneficiaries for the FY 2024 visa allotment can begin registering for the visa lottery on March
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
But for a handful of new initiatives, the biggest change in the Biden Administration’s latest semi-annual regulatory agenda from its predecessor is a push back in estimated completion dates for items previously listed.
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency that administers the country’s legal immigration system, is proposing to increase fees on visa applications, including employment-based visas. In one example, fe
Thursday, January 5, 2023
The final FY 2023 government spending deal reached by Congress shortly before it adjourned contains budget increases for several workplace enforcement agencies, with the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission c
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Three enforcement settlements announced recently by the Department of Justice confirm that the agency is prepared to go after employers that violate the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act during the I-9 process.
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
With the results of the 2022 mid-term elections now in, CWC has dusted off its crystal ball to take a look at what the changed political dynamic might mean for employment policy issues.
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
CWC’s written comments to the Department of Homeland Security argue that two years of positive experience by employers is more than enough to justify making permanent the current temporary policy of allowing I-9 verifications to be completed remotely
Thursday, October 20, 2022
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency within the Department of Homeland Security has announced that employers should continue to use the current version of the employment eligibility verification “Form I-9” until further notice, even t
A federal appeals court has ruled that the 2012 executive action taken by the Obama Administration to create the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was unlawful, and therefore the program itself is unlawful. That’s not the end of the stor
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
The Biden Administration has revised a Trump-era rule that would have made it easier for the government to deny legal immigration status to a migrant based on whether the person could be considered a “public charge.” As with the Trump rule it replace
As has become the norm, Congress failed to reach agreement on final government spending levels for Fiscal Year 2023, which began on October 1, instead opting to temporarily fund government operations at FY 2022 levels through December 16. As a result
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency has proposed a rule that will allow USCIS to continue a temporary policy of allowing remote I-9 verifications. CWC will be filing comments on the proposal, and we encoura
According to data obtained by CWC from Immigration and Customs Enforcement pursuant to a FOIA request, the number of worksite investigations, including routine I-9 audits, dropped dramatically during the first year of the Biden Administration.
CWC’s written comments to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency support its proposed changes to the Form I-9 that we believe will streamline the I-9 process as well as lessen paperwork burdens for employers.
In a positive development for employers that have implemented telework policies in response to COVID-19, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency has extended its temporary policy allowing remote inspection of I-9 documents until October
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency, as part of the periodic approval process required for renewal of government forms, is proposing some changes to the I-9 form designed to streamline it. We’d like to hear
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
As expected, the proposed budget that the President has submitted to Congress to fund the government for the upcoming fiscal year beginning on October 1 asks for big funding increases for OFCCP and the EEOC, among other workplace enforcement agencies
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Our update summarizes recent developments regarding the popular H-1B visa program.
Thursday, January 6, 2022
CWC has filed comments with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that administers the I-9 verification process, urging USCIS to make permanent a current temporary policy that allows employers to conduct I-9 verifications remotely.
Thursday, December 16, 2021
The Biden Administration’s latest semi-annual regulatory agenda contains a number of new items that will be of interest to CWC members, including new initiatives from OFCCP, DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, and the NLRB.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency that administers the H-1B visa program that gives work authorization to foreign workers in “specialty occupations,” has conducted an unprecedented third visa lottery because not enough vis