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Diane Hernandez in TLNT Considerations for Companies With H1B Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 8, 2020

By: Diane L. Hernandez

TLNT - Talent Management & HR

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The current COVID-19 health crisis is impacting companies and individuals around the world, and presents unique challenges for human resource professionals when it comes to employing temporary foreign workers in the United States.  This includes employees in H1B status or some other temporary status which must be periodically extended in order for the employee to maintain work authorization.  Immigration attorneys across the country have requested guidance from both the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services during this time, regarding the complications that arise in the hiring of foreign nationals and staying on course with federal compliance regulations in the employment of these temporary workers.  Some initial guidance has been provided from federal agencies, which is certain to be updated over the coming days and weeks.  For now, employers and HR professionals should keep certain points in mind: READ MORE HERE