USCIS Issues Guidance Memorandum On Establishing The “Employee-Employer Relationship” In H1B Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued guidance to adjudication officers to clarify what constitutes a valid employer-employee relationship to qualify for the H-1B ‘specialty occupation’ classification. The memorandum clarifies such relationships, particularly as it pertains to independent contractors, self-employed beneficiaries, and beneficiaries placed at third-party worksites. The memorandum is titled: “Determining Employer-Employee Relationship for […]

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USCIS Memorandum On Establishing The Employee-Employer Relationship In H1B Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today issued updated guidance to adjudication officers clarifying the requirements to establish an employer-employee relationship to qualify for the H-1B ‘specialty occupation’ classification. The memorandum addresses scenarios involving independent contractors, self-employed beneficiaries, and beneficiaries placed at third-party worksites. An employer who seeks to sponsor a temporary worker in an […]

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H1B Cap For FY 2010 Has Been Reached

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that, as of December 21, 2009, it has received sufficient H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for FY2010. USCIS has also received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions on behalf of persons exempt from the cap under the advanced degree exemption. USCIS will apply a computer-generated random […]

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H1B Cap Reached For FY 2009

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap for fiscal year 2009. The USCIS has also received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions filed on behalf of persons exempt from the cap under the “advanced degree” exemption. Before running the random selection […]

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Changes & Clarifications For H1B Visa Application Process

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued clarifying regulations today, explaining how exactly the H-1B application process will be handled this year. Some important changes have been announced to the process, including the benefit of having five business days to file the petition even if the cap runs out on the first day, prohibition […]

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