As reported on the Hunton Andrews Kurth Business Immigration Insights blog, as employers throughout the United States increasingly move to remote work arrangements for employees, they are confronted with challenges in completing Form I-9. An employer must inspect an e employee’s original identity and employment authorization documents in the physical presence of the employee within 3 business days after employment begins.
Continue Reading COVID-19: How Can Employers Hire Remotely and Maintain I-9 Compliance?

As reported on the Business Immigration Insights blog, employers, already dealing with a chaos of urgent-action items caused by COVID-19, must not overlook the stringent posting requirements under US Department of Labor (DOL) regulations for employees in H‑1B, H-1B1, and E-3 status, and for all employees, regardless of status, who are being sponsored for

Employers face many urgent issues in responding to the US outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID‑19.  Employers should remain aware that extraordinary workplace actions can have a special impact on foreign employees with work-authorized visas and can trigger additional employer obligations under US immigration law. 
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How employment-related visas are being processed in the US has changed significantly since the start of the Trump Administration. In this video, Hunton Andrews Kurth partners Ian Band and Emily Burkhardt Vicente discuss “2019 Challenges for Employers to US Visa Sponsorship.”
Continue Reading Labor & Employment Quick Takes: 2019 Challenges for Employers to US Visa Sponsorship

If 2017 is any indication, the new year will bring a fresh cascade of changes – both announced and unannounced, anticipated and unanticipated – in the business immigration landscape.  Few, if any, of these changes are expected to be good news for U.S. businesses and the foreign workers they employ.
Continue Reading Buckle Your Seatbelts: 2018 Will Be a Watershed Year in Business Immigration

President Trump has signed an Executive Order to temporarily restrict the admission of all refugees and persons from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The administration’s failure to provide clear guidance to its own agencies on how to implement the order is resulting in inconsistent applications, which are unacceptable to the hundreds of thousands of individuals and U.S. businesses potentially affected by this travel ban.
Continue Reading Uncertainty Continues Over Who is Affected by Executive Order Travel Ban

Donald Trump’s election took many by surprise. Companies must now quickly determine his likely impact on their operations and workforces. Join us for a 1-hour webinar that discusses Trump’s most likely targets for change and the methodology that Trump and his administration must follow to accomplish that change.
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Under a new California law that took effect on January 1, 2016, California employers may face civil penalties of up to $10,000 for misusing E-Verify, the federal electronic employment verification system some employers use to verify employment eligibility of newly hired employees.
Continue Reading California’s New E-Verify Law – Get It Right or Pay the Price