E-Verify Is Back in Business

Similarly, another casualty of the government shutdown has reopened and fully resumed operations. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has provided important guidance on the resumption of the E-Verify system. Please be advised that for each new employee hired while the system was down during the shutdown, employers MUST create an E-Verify case by Monday,…

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Homeland Adds 15,000 H-2B Visas

The Department of Homeland Security ended the speculation this week when it announced the issuance of an additional 15,000 H-2B visas for temporary foreign workers in seasonal non-agricultural sectors. Although Congress had authorized the government to more than double the 66,000 H-2B visa limit, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly decided not to go anywhere near…

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Good News, Bad News on Labor Front

With the tight employment market, many franchisees have advised of the difficulties they’re encountering with getting sufficient help to keep their stores fully staffed and running smoothly. Well, there appears to be some relief on the way as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sent a new H-2B Rule to the Office of Management and…

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