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10 Immigration Tips for Love-Struck Tech Workers

Even techies might agree that server rooms aren’t the most romantic places to fall in love — but it happens. And with foreign-born workers making up nearly three-quarters of Silicon Valley’s labor... ...

With China tariffs delayed, Beijing faces startup dilemma

China is facing a challenging juxtaposition in the coming years: can the government remain in control of business and media while also opening up the country to the knowledge economy? China has uplifted more humans in a shorter period of time than any other country in the history of the planet. That mesmerizing growth engine, ...

Likelihood of 2010 H-1B Visa Quota Getting Capped Early: Act Now!

03.22.2009 · Posted in Legal Articles

H-1B petitions can be filed up to six months ahead of the employment starting date, i.e., to start the employment on October 1, the petition can be filed on April 1. In 2007, the USCIS received 123,480 petitions during the first two days of filing. In 2008, the filing period was kept open ...

Layoffs of H-1B Employees: Part-time H-1B a Viable Option

03.14.2009 · Posted in Legal Articles

For a person employed on H-1B status in the US, a layoff means he/she has to find another employer to transfer the H-1B right away, or be ready to leave the US. Since most US employers intending to layoff H-1B employees have the intention to hire them back when the economy turns around eventually, ...

H-1B Employers Must Pay Prevailing Wage or Higher

03.08.2009 · Posted in Legal Articles

Employers should pay their H-1B employees wages equal to or higher than the prevailing wage. The Department of Labor regulations require that the employer maintain documentation specifying the basis used to establish the actual wage, and the employer must apply the same methodology to determine the wage offered to all U.S. and H1B employees ...

Options for L-1 Employees Facing Prospect of Losing Job/Status

03.05.2009 · Posted in Legal Articles

In view of a few leading IT companies coming under a cloud of uncertainty, we have been getting calls from anxious employees, who are on L1 status, exploring options for change of status to H-1B. This article discusses various options available to such individuals. ...

Start-Up Companies and H-1B Petitions: How to Get Approvals

03.04.2009 · Posted in Legal Articles

Start-up companies usually have a lot of apprehensions about being successful in obtaining USCIS approvals for their H-1B Petitions. A little bit of planning and preparation coupled with expert guidance make the process much easier for them. This article looks at various elements of the H-1B Petition process by startup companies. ...