The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every facet of immigration policies and procedures. This week our immigration attorneys took deep dives into several key topics: whether foreign nationals can or should apply for unemployment benefits; how the USCIS is making accommodations in light of government restrictions and social distancing; and how H-1B workers are impacted by work from home, salary reductions, furloughs and layoffs.
More detail can be found in these legal alerts – and as always, please reach out to the attorney authors with any questions.
- Employers Seek Clarity for H-1B Compliance During COVID-19
- Clarification Emerges for Laid-off Nonimmigrant Workers Seeking State Unemployment Benefits
- USCIS Takes Measures in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak
Our Immigration Law Practice Group includes immigration attorneys that work across New York state in our Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Long Island, New York City, Rochester and Syracuse offices. Our immigration lawyers focus on strategies – including immigrant visas for permanent U.S. resident status and temporary visas for foreign nationals – to ensure that employers are able to hire, transfer, and retain the brightest and best non-U.S. talent.