US Labor Dept online advisor clarifies rights and responsibilities under H-1B visa program

first_imgThe US Department of Labor has unveiled a new tool to help employers and others understand how to comply with requirements under the H-1B visa program, which allows for the temporary employment of foreign workers in the U.S. in certain specialty occupations.An online “advisor,” available at http://www.dol.gov/elaws/h1b.htm(link is external), describes the program’s standards and provides detailed information about employers’ and workers’ rights and responsibilities.  It outlines notification requirements, monetary issues, worksite issues, recordkeeping, worker protections and enforcement.“The Labor Department’s goal is to provide employers and the public with user-friendly information regarding both rights and responsibilities under the H-1B program,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “The new online advisor harnesses technology to help take the mystery out of the new rules, and it offers an important resource to workers and employers alike.”The H-1B nonimmigrant visa classification was created under the Immigration and Nationality Act to help employers who cannot obtain needed skills and abilities from the U.S. workforce by authorizing the employment of qualified individuals who are not otherwise authorized to work in the U.S.  The act establishes certain standards to protect similarly employed U.S. workers from being adversely affected by the employment of foreign workers under the H-1B program, as well as to protect H-1B workers themselves.Responsibilities for the H-1B visa program are shared among the Labor Department’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification and the department’s Wage and Hour Division, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and the U.S. Department of State. The new advisor tool focuses solely on compliance with the requirements enforced by the Wage and Hour Division. The tool does not review the process for participating in the program or for invoking H-1B visa portability.The H-1B Advisor is one of a series of Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses, or “elaws,” advisors developed by the Labor Department’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, working with other department agencies, to help employers and employees understand federal employment laws.  To access the set of advisors, visit the elaws website at http://www.dol.gov/elaws(link is external).  To learn more about the Labor Department’s role in administering the Immigration and Nationality Act and the H-1B visa program, visit the department’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification website at http://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov(link is external) and its Wage and Hour Division site at http://www.dol.gov/whd(link is external).# # #Source: U.S. Department of Labor releases are accessible on the Internet at http://www.dol.gov(link is external).  The information in this news release will be made available in alternate format (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc) from the COAST office upon request.  Please specify which news release when placing your request at 202-693-7828 or TTY 202-693-7755.  The Labor Department is committed to providing America’s employers and employees with easy access to understandable information on how to comply with its laws and regulations.  For more information, please visit http://www.dol.gov/compliance(link is external).last_img read more

High Expectations…mybet to launch new IT platform on 21 March

first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Flutter strengthens igaming offering with CasinoEngine December 17, 2019 Submit Nearly two years in development and having taken up significant corporate funding, Frankfurt Xetra-listed bookmaker mybet Holdings has announced the upcoming full launch of its in-house developed IT platform.Updating investors, mybet CEO Markus Peuler detailed that the platform would be ‘put into full operation on 21 March’, making it the biggest infrastructure release in mybet’s corporate history.Following a poor full-year 2016 in which mybet governance had to reduce its corporate revenue forecasts and earnings due to a significant decline in player activity, much pressure has been placed on the delivery of the new platform.Throughout 2016, mybet governance had detailed that the delivery of its new platform would help the operator compete within its core European markets.Detailing platform insights, mybet governance stated that the new technology would allow for better convergence of its sportsbook and casino verticals. The platform will be further supported by a new responsive design allowing easier access from mobile devices.Further technical features include a clear search function, a freely adjustable favourites menu and a newly structured bet slip facilitating the navigation through the enhanced mybet offering. mybet development has also improved user journey and interaction features on as player registration and depositing segments.Commenting on the upcoming platform release, Markus Peuler CEO of mybet holdings stated;“The new hard- and software forms the base for a future-proof product offering of mybet. In terms of scope and presentation of the offering our product platform is now absolutely competitive. In addition, the data generated during the introduction phase already show clear improvements in the performance of technical parameters as well as from an economic perspective. We will make every effort to substantiate these promising signals with measurable results in our daily business from 21 March 2017 onwards” mybet returns with Deutsche Eishockey play-off sponsorship March 6, 2020 Share bet-at-home maintains 2020 outlook despite dire opening  May 4, 2020last_img read more