USCIS has sent a draft regulation to the Office of Management and Budget that would require employers, beginning in April 2019, to pre-register for the H-1B lottery.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has sent a draft regulation to the Office of Management and Budget that would require employers, beginning in April 2019, to pre-register for the H-1B lottery. Other changes being considered include prioritizing H-1B visa number allocations based on criteria in a 2017 Trump executive order directing prioritization based on “the most skilled or highest-paid petition beneficiaries”; and changing the order of the H-1B visa lotteries so the chances for applicants with a master’s degree are increased. It is unclear when the draft regulation will appear in the Federal Register.
The updated policy requires applicants to submit a Form I-693 that is signed by a civil surgeon no more than 60 days before filing the underlying application for an immigration benefit.
CMS’s David Wright has signaled that new provider-based guidance will be issued in early 2019.
USCIS and CBP are extending the joint agency pilot program for Canadian citizens seeking L-1 nonimmigrant status under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) through April 30, 2019.
The Department of Labor announced several revisions to Form ETA-9035, the Labor Condition Application (LCA) for H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 employment. A new LCA form incorporating these revisions will be fully implemented on November 19, 2018.
Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel for MTS Systems Corporation (Nasdaq: MTSC) in its recent acquisition of E2M Technologies B.V.
Fredrikson & Byron Wins Turnaround Management Association’s 2018 Chapter Transaction of the Year AwardCategory: News
Fredrikson & Byron won the 2018 Minnesota Chapter Transaction of the Year award from the Turnaround Management Association, Minnesota Chapter (TMA).
Major amendments to the Canadian Trademarks Act were passed in 2014.
Please be advised that as of Monday, November 19, 2018, employers who sponsor foreign nationals for H-1B, E-3 or H-1B1 status will be required to use a new version of ETA Form 9035/9035 to file Labor Condition Applications with the U.S. Department of Labor.
Fredrikson & Byron is the First Private Law Firm to Receive the Sam Dalton Capital Defense Advocacy AwardCategory: Awards & Rankings, Firm Awards, News, Pro Bono Awards
Fredrikson & Byron has been recognized by the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (LACDL) as a recipient of the 2018 Sam Dalton Capital Defense Advocacy Award for the firm’s pro bono work relating to four death penalty cases in Louisiana. Fredrikson & Byron is the first private law firm to receive this award.