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Employers Must Use Form I-9 Dated 11/14/2016
Beginning Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use the 11/14/2016 N version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to verify the identity and work eligibility of every new employee hired after Nov. 6, 1986, or for the reverification of expiring employment authorization of current employees (if applicable).
DHS Publishes Final International Entrepreneur Rule
USCIS Reaches the H-2B Cap for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2017
USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H‑2B cap for the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2017.
H-2B Returning Worker Program Expired: Employers Should Stop Identifying “Returning Workers” in Petitions for FY 2017
The H-2B returning worker provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-113) expired on Sept. 30, 2016. In anticipation that Congress could reauthorize this exemption from the H-2B cap, USCIS had previously advised H-2B employers to continue identifying potential returning workers with employment start dates in fiscal year (FY) 2017.
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