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Recent Regulatory Developments in China on Outbound Data Transfer

September 19, 2022

On September 1, 2022, the Security Assessment Measures for Outbound Data Transfers (Measures) made by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) came into effect. The Measures supplement the provisions on data security assessments as set forth in the Personal Information Protection Law and other relevant laws.

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USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for First Half of FY 2023

September 16, 2022

USCIS announced that it has reached the congressionally mandated cap on H-2B visas for temporary nonagricultural workers for the first half of fiscal year 2023.

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‘Steady Increase’ in Demand for Employment-Based Visas

September 1, 2022

The DOS Visa Bulletin for September notes a steady increase in both U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Department of State demand patterns for employment-based visas during the fiscal year.

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Reports: Visa Delays and Unprecedented Wait Times Cause Problems for Workers, Employers

September 1, 2022

According to reports, visa delays, backlogs and unprecedented wait times at U.S. embassies and consulates are causing disruptions for workers and companies, particularly those employing workers in temporary statuses who need to renew their visas outside the U.S.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements Updated for Ukraine Parolees

September 1, 2022

The DHS has updated the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for beneficiaries paroled into the United States under the “Uniting for Ukraine” program.

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DHS, DOL Publish Semiannual Regulatory Agendas

September 1, 2022

On August 8, 2022, the DHS and DOL published their semiannual regulatory agendas, which summarize projected and existing regulations.

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OFLC Releases Public Disclosure Data, Statistics, Foreign Labor Recruiter List and FAQ

September 1, 2022

The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification has released public disclosure data and selected program statistics for Q3 of fiscal year 2022 and H-2B Foreign Labor Recruiter List for Q3 of FY 2022.

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DHS Announces Final Rule to ‘Preserve and Fortify’ DACA Policy

September 1, 2022

The Department of Homeland Security announced a final rule to “preserve and fortify” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy for certain eligible noncitizens who arrived in the United States as children.

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EOIR Warns of Scammers Spoofing Agency Phone Number

September 1, 2022

The EOIR announced that it has recently been notified of phone calls that spoof the Arlington Immigration Court as part of a misinformation campaign.

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Ask an Employment Lawyer: Should I Have My Employee Sign a Non-Compete Agreement?

August 31, 2022

With employees changing jobs in record numbers, it is now more important than ever for banks to ensure their information, property, and customers remain with them when an employee leaves.

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