H-1B employees brace for regulation eliminating spouses’ right to work

The Trump Administration is expected to propose a regulation that would take away the right to work of H-1B workers’ spouses, which will impact the ability of companies to attract foreign workers to high cost-of-living locations like Silicon Valley. Currently, spouses of certain H-1B workers who are already in line for a green card are
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BAL Backgrounder: Immigration Policy Guidelines for Global Mobility Professionals

All employers who send employees across international borders—whether to engage in business activities, carry out short-term assignments, or for long-term relocation—benefit from having a written immigration policy that covers the legal and practical issues of global travel and international relocation. A written policy helps compa­nies meet duty-of-care obligations, prevents border issues and detainments, and ensures
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Global Trends Report: Immigration Compliance & Enforcement

Around the world, governments, regardless of political persuasion, are stepping up compliance by more strictly enforcing their existing immigration laws. Increased fines, penalties, and criminalization of unauthorized working and expanded audit activities are more often focusing on companies—rather than workers—for illegal hiring, improper or invalid documentation, failure to complete mandatory procedures and other immigration infractions.
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