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COVID-19: Are Nonimmigrants Eligible for Unemployment Benefits?

Unemployment insurance, as described in a recent blog post by our Labor and Employment colleagues, is a “joint federal-state program, administered separately by each state following guidelines established by federal law.” 

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Immigration Considerations due to COVID-19 for E-1/2, L-1, O-1, TN and F-1 Student workers

As employers work through issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to evaluate the immigration considerations for employees on various work visas. 

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Risky Business: Furloughs, Layoffs, And Reductions In Pay For H-1B Workers

Does the law provide a path to unpaid furlough or temporary leave of H-1B workers?

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I am in the U.S. on F-1 OPT status and I was selected/not selected in this year’s H-1B visa lottery. Does Cap-Gap Extension apply to me? Can I stay in the U.S. until September 30?


If you are currently in the U.S. on F-1 OPT status, your OPT work authorization expires soon, and your company filed an H-1B registration, you may be asking if you have to leave the U.S. immediately after your work authorization card expires.

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A Step in the Right Direction: USCIS announce RFE AND NOID Extensions

Updated on March 30, 2020. USCIS has now clarified that the response date flexibility also applies to certain Notices of Intent to Revoke (NOIR) and Notices of Intent to Terminate (NOIT) regional investment centers

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Judges Slap Down USCIS Again On H-1B Visas

In three new court cases, federal judges have decided that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) unlawfully denied H-1B petitions for foreign-born professionals. 

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Layoffs, furloughs, and the obligation to pay H-1B employees

Many employers are already facing the tough choices involved with reducing their workforces in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the resulting impact on their businesses and organizations. Workforce reductions can occur in the form of layoffs and furloughs.

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Are Immigrants Eligible for Coronavirus Act Checks?

The CARES Act is a new piece of legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by the President that is designed to provide temporary emergency relief to certain individuals who qualify.

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COVID-19 Business Immigration FAQ

​Do travel restrictions affect an employee’s work visa?

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COVID-19: Maintaining Visa Status

For many foreigners present in the US, COVID-19 brings not only health and safety concerns but also worries about their immigration or visa status.

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