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Apr
3
Daily COVID-19 FAQ: Can an employer reduce the wages of H-1B workers as part of a company-wide salary reduction in response to the pandemic? GYH Senior Counsel Denise Hammond offers guidance to employers and explains the requirements and processes la… Read More
Apr
2
Daily COVID-19 FAQ: GYH Attorney Adriana Robinson answers FAQs regarding the impact of COVID-19 on Employment Authorization Document (EAD) renewals such as: How will the pandemic impact my EAD renewal? If my EAD expires this month, will I be able to… Read More
Apr
1
Daily COVID-19 FAQ: USCIS’ announced it is extending its temporary suspension of in-person services at its field offices through May 4th. GYH Attorney, Yeon Me Kim, expounds upon this important announcement. Read More
Mar
31
Daily COVID-19 FAQ: GYH Attorney, Claudia Lainez, shares updates regarding the immigration courts, including the announcement that, as of yesterday, hearings for non-detained cases are being postponed until May 1, 2020 due to the pandemic. Este es un… Read More
Mar
30
Daily COVID-19 FAQ: Becki Young expounds on some good news from USCIS today. The agency issued two updates, announcing it will reuse biometrics, where possible, and extend the deadline for RFEs and NOIDs issued between March 1 and May 1 by 60 days. Read More
Mar
27
USCIS announced it completed its lottery for the FY2021 H-1B cap. USCIS randomly selected from the registrations that were properly submitted and will notify petitioners with selected registrations no later than March 31, 2020. Becki Young explains t… Read More
Mar
26
Daily COVID-19 FAQ: Short-term Placement Rule for H-1B Workers – Becki Young explains the Department of Labor’s Short-Term Placement rule for H-1B workers and explores what do to when an H-1B worker is moved to a temporary work site outside o… Read More
Mar
26
Daily COVID-19 FAQ: For some visa types, employers are obligated to pay for reasonable cost of return transportation home if an employee is terminated prior to the end of the authorized period of stay, including for H-1B and H-2B visas. Becki Young e… Read More
Mar
24
Daily COVID-19 FAQ: Becki Young explains the recent announcement from the Department of Labor that, starting March 25th, all PERM approvals will now be issued electronically, though the originals with wet signatures are still required upon submission… Read More
Mar
23
Daily COVID-19 FAQ: As we start the week, we are seeing questions about what to do in the case of a traveler who came to the U.S. for a brief visit and subsequently became stranded due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions. In this daily FAQ, Becki… Read More