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Guidance On H-1B Work Moves Leaves Penalties In Play

Guidance on H-1B work site changes issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Tuesday eased a harsh filing deadline but did not shut the door on future punishments for employers who don’t amend petitions based on old moves, forcing attorneys to weigh possible client costs against the risk of agency action.


Ian Macdonald of Greenberg Traurig LLP said he was recommending that employers with a large number of H-1B workers affected by the Simeio decision make a cost-benefit analysis of how much it will cost to file amended petitions, against the risk of future adverse action from USCIS.

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