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How to Avoid Five Common IP Pitfalls

July 29, 2022

When your company hires a consultant, engineering firm, or design firm to create inventions for your company, get a written agreement that assigns the resulting inventions and patents to your company.

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USCIS Releases New Forms for EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

July 14, 2022

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released two new forms under the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022.

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SEVIS Update: COVID-19 Guidance Extended for Nonimmigrant Students

July 14, 2022

ICE released guidance regarding distance learning to all Student and Exchange Visitor Information System users to clarify that its March 2020 guidance continues for the 2022-23 academic year only for nonimmigrant students who were actively enrolled at a U.S. school on March 9, 2020, and have continuously complied with the terms of their nonimmigrant status. Students who enrolled after March 9, 2020, must adhere to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s existing regulations regarding online learning.

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Investors File Lawsuit Against DHS To Stop EB-5 Regional Center Decertifications

July 14, 2022

A group of investment and capital firms filed a lawsuit on May 24, 2022, against the Department of Homeland Security, arguing that when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services decertified existing EB-5 regional centers, it violated the Administrative Procedure Act and misinterpreted the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022, which was signed into law following a lapse in authorization for the EB-5 Regional Center Program.

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USCIS Implements Premium Processing for Certain EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

July 14, 2022

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is implementing premium processing for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications.

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DOL Clarifies Method of Contacting AFL-CIO Required

July 14, 2022

A temporary final rule issued by the Department of Labor on May 18, 2022, included additional recruitment requirements for certain employers.

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DOL Issues Guidance on Employment of H-2B Workers in Unapproved Job Classifications

July 14, 2022

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released a bulletin to the field regarding employment of H-2B workers in unapproved job classification.

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Additional 35,000 H-2B Visas Available for Second Half of Fiscal Year

July 14, 2022

DHS and DOL announced a temporary final rule making available an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas during the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022.

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DHS Announces TPS Designation, Registration Process for Afghans

July 14, 2022

The Department of Homeland Security has provided information on how to register for temporary protected status (TPS) under Afghanistan’s 18-month designation.

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June Visa Bulletin Includes Updates on ‘Other Workers,’ China, Diversity Visa Availability

July 14, 2022

The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for June 2022 includes three important pieces of information.

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