H1B VISA RULES
IT firms’ margins contract in Q1 on onsite hiring, subcontracting costs
Employee expense increased to 61.7% in in the quarter from 59.8% in Q1 FY 2019 for ICRA’s sample of 13 companies.
Department of Homeland Security proposes $10 filing fee for new H-1B visa petitions
On 31st January, 2019, the DHS had published a final rule...
H-1B Visa denials at all-time high
About half of top IT companies' work visa applications rejected in the past year by the United States.
72% of H-1B visas for Indians
The US government has adopted certain administrative measures with respect to the H-1B visa programme.
'Economic independence of H-1B spouses will be dented if their right to work is revoked'
If the primary H-1 holder is on track for a green card, the spouse can apply for employment authorisation.
Green card or US citizenship applicants may have to provide social media identity
Applicants will have to give their user name against social media platforms used in the last five years.
US company asked to pay $58k in back wages for H1B violations
The employer also "benched" that worker, a term used to describe when an employer fails to pay an H-1B employee in conditions such as when work is slow.
How the American dream is souring for many Indian IT workers
Rejection rates for H-1B visa applicants are soaring and wait period for Green Cards are touching historic levels.
Case closed! US court buys TCS' version, refuses to reopen racial bias suit
An American court said it won't hold fresh trial in the case that the Indian IT major had won last November.
60 US deans, CEOs write to Donald Trump to ease H-1B curbs
The letter said the US doesn't have the capacity to train enough people with required high-tech skills, and without a change in approach, this would hinder growth. In 2019, the US saw a 13.7% decline in international business school applications.
US lawmakers concerned over spike in request for evidences for H1B visas
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations.
Indian's H-1B for data analyst’s job wrongfully denied: Court
The contention of this government agency was that the sponsoring employer had not shown that the position is a ‘specialty occupation’.
Four Indian-Americans arrested in US for H1B visa fraud
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.
US begins process for revised H-1B visa norms
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has sought public comments to the online H-1B petition registration process that would replace the earlier process of filing initial application.
H-1B visa curbs may boomerang on US companies: Nasscom
Higher number of work permits issued to Indian nationals working for American firms.
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