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I appreciate the guidance you have provided regarding the documents the company needs to have in place when sending an employee on an assignment abroad.
Practice Chair Susan Cohen and Of Counsel Bill Coffman have published annual guidance on travel for F-1 students who are the beneficiaries of H-1B petitions with change of status requests.
The United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Island) went to the polls June 23rd and voted to leave the European Union. Some pro-leave "Brexit" campaigners argued for the ability to limit migration of EU workers as an important issue in the run-up to the referendum.
Thank you again for all your help over the past few weeks as we address our concerns with employees going abroad. We previously talked about offer letters and employment agreements.
A couple of weeks ago, you wrote me about an employee who will be engaging in a six-month temporary assignment around Europe to scope market opportunities. The employee was Abbie Absent-Minded.
I understand that one of your employees will be engaging a six-month temporary assignment around Europe to scope market opportunities, and you’d like to have a better understanding of what to be thinking about in terms of privacy.  Great question!
Thanks again for your guidance over the past several weeks. Now that we’ve tackled updating our offer letters for employees working abroad, I’d like to look at our employment agreements.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on May 2, 2016, that it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2017 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in a computer-generated random lottery.
In this short series on the new STEM OPT rules, Susan Cohen, Chair of Mintz Levin's Immigration Section will examine the top takeaways for students and their employers. The third post will focus on the eligibility and requirements for employers.
In this short series on the new STEM OPT rules, Susan Cohen, Chair of Mintz Levin's Immigration Section will examine the top takeaways for students and their employers. The second post will focus on the expansion of the regulation and related changes and reporting requirements for students.
In this short series on the new STEM OPT rules, Susan Cohen, Chair of Mintz Levin's Immigration Section will examine the top takeaways for students and their employers. The first post will focus on the timing rules related to the new regulation.
What an afternoon!  When Winston Wild’s manager called me, indicating that he was detained at Pearson International Airport, we did not know what to do, which is why I called you. Thank you for calling Winston Wild so quickly and explaining that he was only delayed and placed in Secondary Inspection.
The diversity visa green card lottery has been an important part of U.S. immigration law for the last 20 years. It allows 55,000 foreign nationals to immigrate each year and was implemented to fulfill the worthy goal of increasing the diversity of immigrants in the U.S.

H-1B Cap Filings Break Record

April 13, 2016| Blog

USCIS announced that it completed the lottery for the new fiscal year's H-1B cap cases. The agency also released the final (approximate) count of cap-eligible H-1B cases filed for FY2017; a new record of 236,000 cases were filed.
On April 7, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had received more than enough H-1B petitions to meet the numerical limit for fiscal year 2017 cap-subject H-1B visas, which includes both the 65,000 general H-1B cap petitions as well as the 20,000 U.S.
As promised, I am following up on my email from last week regarding some additional resources for employees working abroad.
In a welcome move, on March 18, 2016 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released policy guidance for its officers to help them decide "green card portability" cases.
Although I’ve been writing offer and assignment letters for more than 15 years, I’m curious as to what are today’s best practices for preparing these documents as our company extends its global reach.

J-1 Site Visits

March 17, 2016| Alert

The Department of State’s Office of Private Sector Exchange Administration has announced that it will perform site visits to many J-1 Intern and Trainee host organizations beginning this month.  Most individual participants and host organizations will receive emails from the J-1 sponsors regarding these visits.
On April 11, Douglas Hauer, a Member in our Boston office, will moderate, and William Coffman, Of Counsel on our immigration team, will speak as part of a panel on German-American visa and immigration issues. Topics covered will include dual citizenship, work visas for employment in Germany, US green card issues, and changes in the US visa waiver program.
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