Foreign Worker Job Flexibility Rule Lacks Bite, Critics Say

Law360, New York (January 13, 2016, 10:09 PM EST) -- A regulation aimed at updating job portability policies for foreign workers included helpful proposals like employment grace periods, but some attorneys say the government could have gone further with broader work authorization for people with approved immigrant petitions.

Issued on Dec. 31 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the lengthy proposed rule came as something of a New Year’s Eve surprise to the business immigration community, which had been eagerly awaiting its publication.

But while the new rule codifies important job portability policies for foreign...
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