Immigration News Flash: Increase in L-1 Site Visits & Compliance Reviews

Recently, there has been an increase in site visits targeting companies that employ L-1 visa workers. While the USCIS has been routinely conducting similar site visits […]

Immigration News: 2016 H-1B Cap Season Overview

As expected, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reached the numerical cap for this year’s H-1B lottery. USCIS announced on April 7, 2016, that it has […]

Did you know? RBL Attorney Genki Shiohara is interviewed in the May issue of Japion newspaper.

Attorney Genki Shiohara is featured in this month’s Japion newspaper.

Employment Law: What to do & not to do when hiring staff in NY

Reina Boaz, Esq., Managing Attorney of RBL Partners, authored a Guidebook for Employers, covering advice on what to do and what not to do when hiring […]

Immigration News: New Rules on STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT)

On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security published a final rule allowing certain F-1 students who receive STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) […]

Visa-Exempt Foreign Travelers visiting Canada: eTA Registration becomes mandatory on March 15th

Effective March 15, 2016, all visa-exempt foreign nationals traveling to Canada by air will be required to obtain Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to entering Canada.

~ NY Employment Law News Flash~ New York Adopts Tipped Worker and Fast Food Worker Minimum Wage Regulations

The New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) proposed a series of new regulations in early 2015.

**One Point Advice** It’s that time of the year again! Common Questions about the H-1B Visa

~Immigration News Flash~ Possible changes to the VWP

On December 18, 2015, the 2016 The Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 was signed into law, establishing new eligibility requirements […]

JETRO Seminar Summary: Fundamentals of NY Employment Law

On July 30th, JETRO’s (Japan External Trade Organization) New York office held a business seminar on New York Employment Law for over 60 corporate attendees.