Legislation & Regulations

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    April 2024 Federal Updates: Insights and Priorities

    The latest federal updates will keep NACE members informed on how career services and recruiting are impacted by federal action, what developments can be expected, and opportunities available for them to weigh in.

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    The Midterms, New Congress, and What It Means for Higher Ed and the Workforce

    The 2022 midterm elections brought many surprises. While we still don’t know all the winners and losers, we do know who the key decision-makers will be and what we expect their priorities to be related to higher education and the workforce.

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    H-1B Visas: Basic Rules for the Most Common U.S. Work Visa

    The H-1B is the most common work visa in the United States. Using the H-1B category, U.S. employers are permitted to hire international workers who have at least a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree or the foreign equivalent, if the individual will work in a position requiring the type of degree that the graduate has.

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    New Overtime Requirements

    On January 1, 2020, millions of people became eligible for overtime. It is imperative that employers and employees understand the new overtime rules and requirements going forward.

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    H-1B Visas: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

    Immigration attorneys review H-1B visas, changes that have impacted the H-1B program, and proposed legislation that may further impact H-1Bs.

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    OFCCP Starts Scheduling VEVRAA-Focused Reviews

    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has started scheduling Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Assistance Act-focused reviews.

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    USCIS Launches New Pre-Registration Process for H-1B Filings

    Beginning on March 1, the USCIS will implement a new “pre-registration” system for employers seeking to file H-1B petitions for employees.

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    New Guidelines for Internships: The New Unpaid Intern Test

    The DOL has released new guidelines around unpaid internships, replacing the six-part test with the primary beneficiary test.

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    DHS Adds 22 Fields of Study to Its STEM Designated Degree Program List

    The Department of Homeland Security is amending its STEM Designated Degree Program List by adding 22 qualifying fields of study.