Four out of five H-1B visa holders get higher wages than US average: Study
The average offered wage for all 61,420 H-1B requesting employers in FY 2019 was $100,461, while the average prevailing wage determination for that skill level was $83,619, according to the analysis done by American think-tank Cato Institute. It contradicts a recent study by another US think-tank that had said 60% of H-1B workers are paid below the local median wage for the job.
USCIS to resume premium processing for H-1B visas
On March 20th, the USCIS had announced that it a temporary suspension of premium processin...
H-1B visa holders do not adversely affect US workers: Report
The presence of H-1B visa holders is being associated with lower unemployment ra...
H-1Bs lead to faster earnings growth for US workers: NFAP
The first study, based on visa data from 2005 to 2018, found that an increase in the share of workers with an H-1B visa within an occupation, on average, reduces the unemployment rate in that occupation. So, rather than adversely impact labour market opportunities for US workers, the H-1B program leads to faster earnings growth, it found.
H-1B seekers don't have to give detailed info of work stint
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which administers the country's immigration system, will stop asking H-1B visa applicants for a detailed itinerary of their entire work stint in the country, in a move expected to benefit Indian IT services providers.
H-1B visa, OCI card suspension prevents several Indians in US from flying back home
Several Indians in the US, either on the H-1B work visa or Green Card having children who are American citizens by birth, are being prevented from travelling to India aboard the special repatriation flights being run by Air India amidst the coronavirus-linked global travel restrictions.
H-1B visa denial rates at 30% for first quarter of FY20
IT service companies and consultancies, which normally place people at third-party locations, reported higher visa denial rates than US technology firms, as has been the case over the past few quarters. Cognizant (60 per cent), Infosys (59 per cent) and Deloitte (40 per cent) had the highest number of denials in the top 25 list.
Medical insurance a burden for laid-off H-1B workers
Most experts advice that it’s often best to continue with these employer schemes even though employees on H-1B visas will have to pay steep sums for medical cover after losing their jobs.
US to soon undertake review of non-immigrant visas including H-1Bs
Trump has sought a review of the non-immigrant programs, which includes the popular H-1Bs.
Over 2,00,000 H-1B workers could lose legal status by June
H-1B visa recipients can remain in the country legally for 60 days without being paid.
US allows visa extension for H-1B visa holders, tourists
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said that given the immigration related-challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, non-immigrants could apply for an extension of stay (EOS) or change of status (COS) permit. However, immigration lawyers pointed out that this provision already existed and no additional flexibility had been allowed for the current situation.
Lapsing of H-1B visas makes techies jittery
Indians currently in the United States on H1-B visas could face some testing times in the next few weeks. For several,the H1-B visas have lapsed or are likely to do so soon.
US lawmakers introduce H-1B legislation to give priority to American-educated foreign youths
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
USCIS may permit H-1B visa holders to work remotely in US
However, indications are that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may soon decide to allow H1-B visa holders to do so, despite the fact that one of the requirements for H-1B visa workers is that they should be employed at the address mentioned on the labour condition application filed by employees.
COVID-19: US permits doctors on H-1B work visa to practice telemedicine
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued new guidelines enabling physicians holding the H-1B visas to practice telemedicine and providing local hospitals with the necessary flexibility to meet increased demand for medical treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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