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Increase in worksite inspections; USCIS officers instructed to apply scrutiny to nearly all nonimmigrant visa categories; Obtain work authorization document and Social Security number simultaneously

ICE Director Thomas Homan calls for significant increase in worksite inspections Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director, Thomas Homan, has announced his plan to significantly increase worksite inspections. While speaking at the Heritage Foundation on October 17, 2017, Acting Director Homan said he has instructed Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative unit of ICE, […]





Family Wealth Compass – October 2017

Below is the most recent edition of the Family Wealth Compass. This publication offers a timely roundup of estate and trust planning tips, information and news, courtesy of Gunster’s private wealth services attorneys; please contact any team member for more information. Trump tax plan As many of you already know, the Trump Administration, with input from Republican […]



H-1B premium processing now available for all petitioners

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on October 3, 2017 that it has resumed premium processing for all H-1B extension of stay petitions. As such, premium processing is now available for all types of H-1B petitions.  H-1B visas provide skilled workers for a wide range of specialty occupations, including information technology, engineering, finance and […]


SEC issues guidance on pay ratio disclosures

On September 21, the SEC issued two interpretations intended to assist companies in preparing the pay ratio disclosures called for under Item 402(u) of Regulation S-K. First is a formal SEC interpretive release providing guidance on: the use of reasonable estimates, assumptions and methodologies, and statistical sampling; and the use of internal records pertaining to non-US employees, […]



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