Tag Archives: immigration

Webinar: Setting off on the right foot – key concerns about starting the employment relationship in the UK

Squire Patton Boggs and pre-employment screening specialists ADP present a webinar focussing on the common issues arising at the start of the employment process. On 10 October 2017 at 4.00 p.m. UK time, David Regan and Annabel Mace from Squire Patton Boggs and ADP Pre-Employment Screening Manager Kevin Stone will consider: Pre-employment screening Why do … Continue Reading

Webinar: Setting off on the right foot – key concerns about starting the employment relationship

Squire Patton Boggs and pre-employment screening specialists ADP present a webinar focussing on the common issues arising at the start of the employment process. On 27 September 2016 at 10.30 am BST, David Regan and Annabel Mace from Squire Patton Boggs and Lisa Lee from ADP will consider: Pre-employment screening Why do it? When is … Continue Reading

Executive Action: Obama’s Legacy and 2016 Predictions (Part 1 of 2)

Federal legislation in 2015 was plagued by the same congressional gridlock that President Obama has faced throughout most of his presidency. The President has therefore turned to executive action to achieve many of his goals over the past seven years and we expect this trend to continue with gusto in 2016.  Below is a summary … Continue Reading

Webinar: Employment Law Worldview Webinar Series – Spain

Squire Patton Boggs presents a series of webinars focussing on the key labour and employment issues in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the United States. Presented in English by our local labour and employment law experts, each 60-minute webinar comprises a 50-minute presentation covering key “hot topics” in the featured jurisdiction, … Continue Reading

Paddington Bear, the UK’s most loveable immigrant: once welcomed, now ostracised? And at what cost to us all?

As Paddington Bear prepares to make his Hollywood feature-film debut this December, the Employment Law Worldview Blog takes a ‘paws’ to ponder on the polite, accident-prone bear from Peru, dubbed “the UK’s most lovable immigrant”. Had Paddington Bear arrived at our shores today, would he still be taken in and welcomed as warmly as he … Continue Reading

Dyson exposes vacuum in Home Office’s position on visas for non-EU graduates

Sir James Dyson has told Sky News that Britain’s immigration rules are “sheer madness” and counter-productive to the country’s economic ambitions.  In his view, the UK is not doing enough to make non-EU undergraduates studying science and engineering feel welcome and they should be allowed to stay in Britain on qualification rather than have to … Continue Reading

The Infosys settlement: 34 million reasons for employers to take heed

Ok, it’s the end of the year, time is short so let’s just discuss a few reasons to take heed of the much publicized investigation of the IT consulting firm Infosys Corporation (Infosys).  Recently, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it had reached a settlement with the firm which included a record payment of … Continue Reading

Message to all sponsors – enhancements to the UK Sponsorship Management System and related IT applications

The Home Office have announced the introduction of a wide range of improvements to the sponsorship management system (SMS).  These are due to be implemented on 1 July 2013, with potential further changes to follow. According to the Home Office, these enhancements should help SMS users with the anticipated outcome of ‘fewer rejected applications and … Continue Reading

CBP Goes Paperless With Form I-94: New Procedures Take Effect for Arriving Nonimmigrant Travelers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has published an interim final rule to automate the Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record. Commencing April 30, most nonimmigrants, including those utilizing work visas, arriving by air or sea will no longer complete the paper Form I-94. Instead, CBP will gather travelers’ arrival/departure information automatically from their electronic travel records, … Continue Reading

Immigrant Investor (EB-5) Visa Roundtable: Navigating Through Turbulent Waters

Lawyers from Squire Sanders and an expert in the EB-5 investment field will conduct an interactive review and update of the laws and procedures that enable non-US investors and their family members to obtain US permanent residency through significant capital investment in the US at our Squire Sanders Miami office on Friday, May 3, 2013.  … Continue Reading

USCIS releases new version of Form I-9. Clarity can be time consuming.

On March 8, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published the long-awaited new version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The form, expanded from 1 to 2 pages, is available for immediate use by employers.   Employers have a 60 day grace period and may continue to use previously accepted versions, (Rev.02/02/09)N and (Rev. … Continue Reading

Momentum on Comprehensive Immigration Reform could yield changes and opportunities for US employers

A bipartisan group of eight Senators has just issued a framework for an overhaul of the US immigration system.  The broad proposal includes key provisions that will impact the technology, manufacturing and agricultural industries’ ability to attract and retain foreign workers.  Many of the provisions have been lifted from prior legislative initiatives that have died … Continue Reading

Judge Rules on Remaining Provision of Arizona’s SB 1070 Immigration Law

Following a recent United States Supreme Court decision striking down most of Arizona’s “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act” (SB 1070) immigration law, a US District Court Judge lifted an injunction on Tuesday permitting the State to enforce the “show me your papers” provision of the law.   This now permits Arizona to begin … Continue Reading

I-9 Form Still Good After Expiration Date; Upcoming Changes Could Be Substance Over Form

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published a notice that employers should continue using the current version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, beyond the form’s expiration date of August 31, 2012 until it publishes a final revised Form I-9.  The form instructions state that the agency also accepts the prior version of the … Continue Reading

Sold out! US H-1B Visa Annual Quota is Exhausted in Short Order

The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced that the 2013 fiscal year quota of 65,000 H-1B visas (the “H-1B visa cap”) was exhausted on June 11, 2012.  To put this in context, last year’s quota lasted until November and the previous year’s until January.  This means that US employers who need certain specialty skilled … Continue Reading