On April 3, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) suspended premium processing for all H-1B petitions for a period of up to six months. This temporary suspension was announced in early March. The agency claims the change will help reduce overall processing times, as USCIS will be able to “process long-pending petitions … and prioritize adjudication of H-1B extension of status cases that are nearing the 240-day mark.”
Posts from the ‘Compliance/Legal Issues’ Category
Apr. 6, 2017
Mar. 29, 2017
On March 27, President Trump signed into law a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution disapproving of the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” rule (the blacklisting rules) which permanently blocks implementation of the rule and any similar regulations in the future.
Mar. 6, 2017
Feb. 20, 2017
During his remarks, Brantley relayed higher education’s concerns with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s recent overtime rule and the complicated process institutions underwent in order to comply by the rule's effective date, while also expressing the importance of a salary update and providing suggestions for moving forward.
Feb. 8, 2017
Under the rule, employers can be found liable for immigration-related employment discrimination if they take actions, even those that are not adverse, during any step of the hiring process that differentiate between employees based on national origin or citizenship status regardless of the reason for doing so.
Feb. 3, 2017
Asked and Answered: Questions on Immigration Reform, the ACA, Paid Leave and More Under the New Administration
CUPA-HR's government relations team recently presented a webinar on what we might expect in the way of regulations and legislation with implications for the higher education workplace and workforce. Here, they answer some of the questions that came out of the webinar.
Dec. 20, 2016
When the new year is ushered in, congressional Republicans and President Trump will have a huge amount of work to do in order to be successful delivering on campaign promises. The Trump administration has been very vocal that they want to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), make changes to corporate tax reform — which will include small business — and individual tax reform, and make significant changes to our immigration laws.
Dec. 14, 2016
Following months of preparation for the December 1 FLSA changes, the injunction issued on November 22 temporarily stopped implementation, requiring quick action by higher ed HR and other campus leaders. See what actions institutions have taken in response to the injunction.
Nov. 29, 2016
On November 16, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted a nationwide, permanent injunction in National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Perez. The decision made permanent a June 27 preliminary injunction and prevents the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing and enforcing its recent changes to the persuader rule, which was scheduled to go into effect July 1.
Nov. 14, 2016
The comments express our concerns that the proposed rule grants the Department of Justice investigative powers that go “far beyond the boundaries of [the Immigration and Nationality Act] in a way that ignores the statutory context, runs contrary to Congress’s intent, and is not necessary to the effective administration of the immigration-related unfair employment practices provisions of the INA.”