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Manufacturers Can Leverage Immigration to Fill Labor Gaps, Address Prevailing Skills Shortage

In June 2021, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released the America Works Report, which is based on an analysis of more than 20 years of federal jobs and employment data. Among the findings is that there are approximately half as many available workers for every open job and the ratio continues to fall. While the COVID-19... Continue Reading
September 13, 2021

Manufacturers Can Leverage Immigration to Fill Labor Gaps, Address Prevailing Skills Shortage

In June 2021, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released the America Works Report, which is based on an analysis of more than 20 years of federal jobs and employment data. Among the findings is that there are approximately half as many available workers for every open job and the ratio continues to fall. While the COVID-19... Continue Reading…
September 13, 2021

U.S.-Canadian Border to Open in August With Certain Restrictions

The hoped-for opening of the U.S.-Canadian border is set to begin in August. Canada plans to open its land borders to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents for non-essential travel at 12:01 a.m. on August 9, 2021. The United States, however, has extended its land border travel restrictions on the northern and southern... Continue Reading…
July 28, 2021

U.S.-Canadian Border to Open in August With Certain Restrictions

The hoped-for opening of the U.S.-Canadian border is set to begin in August. Canada plans to open its land borders to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents for non-essential travel at 12:01 a.m. on August 9, 2021. The United States, however, has extended its land border travel restrictions on the northern and southern... Continue Reading
July 28, 2021

Update on COVID-19 Travel Restrictions at Border with Canada

Essential travel restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, first instituted in March 2020, between the United States and Canada (and Mexico), will continue until July 21, 2021, or be lifted sooner for fully vaccinated individuals. This is welcome news for communities on both sides of the Northern Border that have been feeling the familial... Continue Reading…
July 2, 2021

Update on COVID-19 Travel Restrictions at Border with Canada

Essential travel restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, first instituted in March 2020, between the United States and Canada (and Mexico), will continue until July 21, 2021, or be lifted sooner for fully vaccinated individuals. This is welcome news for communities on both sides of the Northern Border that have been feeling the familial... Continue Reading
July 2, 2021

New COVID-19 Travel Restrictions for United Kingdom, Ireland, Schengen Area

When President Joe Biden revoked the immigrant visa ban, but not the nonimmigrant visa ban or 14-day travel restrictions, it seemed there might be problems ahead. New restrictions on National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) to the 14-day travel restrictions for the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Schengen Area have been issued, and many individuals currently in the... Continue Reading…
March 3, 2021

New COVID-19 Travel Restrictions for United Kingdom, Ireland, Schengen Area

When President Joe Biden revoked the immigrant visa ban, but not the nonimmigrant visa ban or 14-day travel restrictions, it seemed there might be problems ahead. New restrictions on National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) to the 14-day travel restrictions for the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Schengen Area have been issued, and many individuals currently in the... Continue Reading
March 3, 2021

Companies Prep to Return to Worksites as Temporary Flexibility for I-9 Compliance Extended

Flexibility in completing I-9 Employment Verification Forms has been continued until March 31, 2021, and it may be extended beyond that. Under that flexibility, employers have been allowed to inspect Section 2 Form I-9 documents virtually (e.g., over video link, by fax, or by email). Nevertheless, as companies “return” to worksites and show their own... Continue Reading…
March 2, 2021

Companies Prep to Return to Worksites as Temporary Flexibility for I-9 Compliance Extended

Flexibility in completing I-9 Employment Verification Forms has been continued until March 31, 2021, and it may be extended beyond that. Under that flexibility, employers have been allowed to inspect Section 2 Form I-9 documents virtually (e.g., over video link, by fax, or by email). Nevertheless, as companies “return” to worksites and show their own... Continue Reading
March 2, 2021

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