Can Your Healthcare Institution Afford a J-1 Waiver Program? The Short Answer? You Could Save Money and Build Stability. If your hospital or healthcare clinic relies on Locum Tenens staffing, you can realize significant savings in a short amount of time through hiring foreign physicians on a J-1 waiver, with the added benefit of the… [Read More]
The Trump Administration issued two rulings Tuesday that could make it harder to qualify for an H-1B visa and would raise wages for H-1B workers. The changes could impact staffing agencies that employ H-1B visa holders at third party sites, but most employers who depend on the H-1B program for highly skilled foreign workers should view… [Read More]
Increased ICE surveillance and arrest activities historically heralds added enforcement for U.S. employers. Find out if you are ready for an audit.
Due to delays in the issuance of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), USCIS has announced that employees may use the I-797 Notice of Action indicating that their I-765 EAD has been approved as a valid document for proof of work authorization. The Notice of Action would need to have a notice date between December 1, 2019… [Read More]
In early June, President Trump issued successive executive orders suspending entry to the U.S. for individuals holding H-1B, L and J-1 visas “who present a risk to the U.S. labor market during economic recovery”. Even though these Proclamations had built-in exceptions for those who were seeking entry for the “national interest” of the United States,… [Read More]
“Learn and Teach.” That simple philosophy is one of the tenets of Structural Group, Inc.’s company culture and can be found throughout the organization. The philosophy, along with a company culture that values teamwork, engagement and innovation, has helped Structural Group become a leading provider of specialty construction and repair and maintenance services. Hiring Practices… [Read More]
The Trump Administration has stepped back from a policy that would have denied visas to foreign students in the event colleges and universities moved to virtual instruction for the 2020-2021 school year. The July 6 policy announcement was met with immediate disapproval from higher education institutions and prompted a lawsuit from Harvard and MIT, along… [Read More]
Wondering if your visa status is impacted by the June 22 Executive Order? We hope you find the following resource helpful. Contact us if you have any questions, we are happy to help.
Citing economic concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump extended a freeze on green cards issued outside the U.S. to the end of the year, and expanded the order to suspend the entry of foreign nationals on certain employment-based nonimmigrant visas, including H-1B, L-1 and J-1. Please note that the new restrictions do not… [Read More]
In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court decided President Donald Trump cannot end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In his argument, Chief Justice John Roberts said the President did not provide sufficient justification for ending the Obama-era program in 2017. “We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound… [Read More]