Global Entry Now Available for Citizens of Japan

Benefits: Global Entry members bypass traditional CBP inspection lines and use an automated kiosk to complete their admission to the United States. As an added benefit, […]

Immigration News Flash: Increase in L-1 Site Visits & Compliance Reviews

Recently, there has been an increase in site visits targeting companies that employ L-1 visa workers. While the USCIS has been routinely conducting similar site visits […]

Immigration News: 2016 H-1B Cap Season Overview

As expected, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reached the numerical cap for this year’s H-1B lottery. USCIS announced on April 7, 2016, that it has […]

Did you know? RBL Attorney Genki Shiohara is interviewed in the May issue of Japion newspaper.

Attorney Genki Shiohara is featured in this month’s Japion newspaper.

Employment Law: What to do & not to do when hiring staff in NY

Reina Boaz, Esq., Managing Attorney of RBL Partners, authored a Guidebook for Employers, covering advice on what to do and what not to do when hiring […]

移民法ニュース: STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT)に関する新ルール

米国国土安全保障省は2016年3月11日にSTEM(Science, Technology, EngineeringとMathematics)の学位を取得し、更にある特定の規定に該当するF-1ビザの学生に対して、OPT(Optional Practical Training)終了後、24ヶ月の延長申請ができるという新ルールを発表しました。

Visa-Exempt Foreign Travelers visiting Canada: eTA Registration becomes mandatory on March 15th

Effective March 15, 2016, all visa-exempt foreign nationals traveling to Canada by air will be required to obtain Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to entering Canada.

~ NY Employment Law News Flash~ New York Adopts Tipped Worker and Fast Food Worker Minimum Wage Regulations

The New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) proposed a series of new regulations in early 2015.

**One Point Advice** It’s that time of the year again! Common Questions about the H-1B Visa

~Immigration News Flash~ Possible changes to the VWP

On December 18, 2015, the 2016 The Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 was signed into law, establishing new eligibility requirements […]