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Hazards of Various Forms of Leave At the Point of Termination of H-1B Employment
Posted on 16 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michelle S. Velasco, May 16, 2017 - "In most cases, termination of H-1B employment by either the at-will employer or employee is fairly straightforward. Once termination takes place, the employer in most cases is required to offer to pay the reasonable... Read More

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Challenges in Filing H-1B Petitions for Uncommon Specialty Occupations
Posted on 18 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[W]hat of the other H-1B occupations? Such uncommon H-1B occupations may include food service managers and music managers, among others. These nontraditional H-1B “specialty occupations” are less often processed by USCIS and often pose... Read More

Michelle S. Velasco: USCIS Questions Bus. Admin. Degrees for H-1B Visas
Posted on 10 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michelle S. Velasco, Nov. 10, 2015 - "Since writing last year on the challenges facing employers who wish to hire H-1B workers for uncommon specialty occupations, we have seen the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) present a novel... Read More

The H-1B and L-1 Punitive Super Fee Rears its Ugly Head Again - Cyrus D. Mehta, Michelle S. Velasco
Posted on 17 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Michelle S. Velasco, Jan. 16, 2016 - "USCIS has yet to revise the Form I-129 and Form I-129S. Outside of this announcement there are no other instructions on the USCIS website, and its page on H and L filing fees has not been updated... Read More

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Avoid The Confusion: Complying With The Simeio Decision One Year Later - Michelle S. Velasco
Posted on 11 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michelle S. Velasco, July 11, 2016 - " Employers of roving H-1B employees have scratched their heads in confusion over the Administrative Appeals Office’s April 9, 2015 decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC , 26 I&N Dec. 542 (AAO 2015... Read More

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