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DHS Extends COVID-Related Form I-9 Compliance Flexibility

DHS Extends COVID-Related Form I-9 Compliance Flexibility

In consideration of ongoing COVID-19 precautions in workplaces, flexibilities in rules related to Form I-9 compliance that were granted in March 2020 and updated earlier this year have been extended to Aug. 31, 2021. Specifically, for new employees...

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New Ban on Travel from India Effective May 4, 2021

New Ban on Travel from India Effective May 4, 2021

The Biden Administration has announced that it will restrict travel from India in light of the significant COVID surge there. The travel restrictions take effect Tuesday May 4th, 2021, and these restrictions follow similar suit as the COVID...

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Plan Your Strategy Now: The H-1B Cap Lottery Opens March 9

Plan Your Strategy Now: The H-1B Cap Lottery Opens March 9

It is almost time to register for the H-1B cap lottery. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the initial electronic registration period for FY2022 will open March 9, 2021 at noon EST and run through noon EST on March 25,...

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Best Form I-9 Practices in the Age of COVID-19

Best Form I-9 Practices in the Age of COVID-19

As an employer, you must complete and retain a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification for everyone you hire to work for pay. For workplaces with remote operations due to the pandemic, the federal government has temporarily relaxed the...

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U.S. Citizenship Test Gets Longer, More Complicated

U.S. Citizenship Test Gets Longer, More Complicated

The civics test to become a U.S. citizen just got more difficult.   To be approved  for U.S. citizenship through naturalization (N-400 Application), applicants must take a civics test to show their knowledge and understanding of American...

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