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E-Verify: A Panacea or Burden for Employers

September 6, 2011
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reported in fiscal 2010 that 98.3 percent of all queries submitted to E-Verify resulted in confirmations within 24 hours. Despite the quick turnaround on queries, the accuracy and reliability of the program remains divisive.
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Demand for H-1B Visas Off to Slower Start

April 13, 2011
Just 5,900 petitions had been filed by April 8 under the general H-1B visa cap of 65,000, and only 4,500 petitions had been filed under a 20,000-visa cap for those with master’s degrees or higher.
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TOOL Immigration Issues for U.S. and U.K. Employers

For many employers in the United States and United Kingdom, talented workers from overseas are vital to the continued success of their business. Because of the intricacies of immigration law in both jurisdictions, employers should proceed carefully and obtain sound legal advice each and every time a non-domestic worker is hired, retained, transferred or even terminated.
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E-Verify at a Glance

March 24, 2010
Although there is growing use of E-Verify by private employers, a large percentage of those companies are using it because they are required to—either because they operate as employers in a jurisdiction where it is legally required or because they are federal contractors or subcontractors. For the vast majority of employers in the U.S., E-Verify is still optional. The chart below shows the circumstances in which E-Verify must be used, and when it’s merely an option for an employer to consider.
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