Multinational companies that wish to transfer managerial employees to the United States now have clarification on the criteria required to do so. A new five-prong test adopted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) speaks directly to the issue of which multinational employees can be considered “function managers.”
The U.S. Embassy in Paris has announced a minor change to its Golden Arrow program, affecting French-owned companies that are incorporated in the United States.
On October 17, 2017, a federal judge in Hawaii partially blocked the third iteration of the Trump administration’s travel ban. U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson issued a temporary restraining order blocking the travel restrictions for nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen hours before the restrictions were to go into effect; the ban for Venezuelan and North Korean nationals was not at issue and is in full effect as of today.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) used a case involving the apparent conflict between federal E-Verify rules and a Missouri state law to reiterate some general guidelines regarding employer compliance with the antidiscrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Federal law requires that all employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new employees, including U.S. citizens, within three business days of hire.