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Posts from July 2013.

Many global companies regularly send workers to train or attend meetings in Canada or Mexico. One issue often facing these employers is having to factor in the time and expense for their foreign workers to attend daunting visa interviews at the U.S. Consulate abroad to renew expired U.S. visas before being allowed back into the U.S. to resume their U.S. responsibilities. The Automatic Visa Revalidation Rule resolves this issue by permitting foreign ...

Earlier this year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) started phasing out the I-94 cards issued to nonimmigrant visitors and implementing a new on-line procedure. Now, instead of receiving a white or green card stapled to the passport upon entry into the U.S. by sea or air, the CBP is endorsing the passport with an admission stamp that specifies the date of admission, class of admission and admitted until date. The foreign national is required to ...

Many employers are eagerly watching the U.S. Congress as it debates comprehensive immigration reform legislation. However, employers of foreign workers need to be aware of another comprehensive reform already enacted—the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).

As discussed in a previous post, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) is currently in the process of finalizing its regulations implementing the ACA’s “pay or play” employer ...

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