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Like many cities across the U.S., Houston has been experiencing a shortage of skilled workers in many industries, including energy, health care, education and technology. This shortage has impacted businesses, slowed supply chains and economic growth, and is here to stay long-term due to several factors including early retirements and The Great Resignation. Until there […]

By Avalyn C. Langemeier – Foster LLP  All employers must timely and properly complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 to verify the identity and work authorization of employees hired to work in the United States on or after November 6, 1986. To complete the two-page Form I-9, USCIS (United […]

  Allegations of fraud and abuse accompanied the recently published U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) statistics from the Fiscal Year 2024 H-1B Cap Lottery Registration System. The system is used to allocate the annual H-1B visa quota, known as the “cap,” due to perennial excess demand or “oversubscription.”     As […]