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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

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

Australia targets rich migrants with fast track visa

From 24 November 2012, wealthy businesspeople prepared to invest AUS $5million in Australia will be able to take advantage of a new “significant investor” fast-track visa as part of the Australian government’s attempts to align its migration policy with the country’s economic development.  It is expected that the visa will attract interest from the Middle … 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