Jun 30, 2021
Congratulations to Amy Jill Novak, Mountain West Practice Director at Green and Spiegel LLC, who was just named Vice Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Department of Labor Liaison Committee’s H-2 Section! Amy has been a member of AILA’s Department of Labor Liaison Committee H-2B Visa Committee since 2019. Learn more in this blog.
Apr 21, 2021
After considerable pressure from small business owners and H-2B industry supporters, DHS has agreed to release an additional 22,000 H-2B visas, with 6,000 of those visas being earmarked for workers from Northern Triangle countries (Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala). According to DHS, employers wishing to obtain workers through this visa release will have to conduct additional advertising, and explain how their businesses will suffer without these workers. Learn more in this blog.
May 13, 2020
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is temporarily removing certain limitations on employers or U.S. agents seeking to hire certain H-2B workers already in the United States to provide temporary labor or services essential to the U.S. food supply chain, and for certain H-2B workers, who are essential to the U.S. food supply chain, seeking to extend their stay. Learn more in this blog.
Apr 16, 2019
On Tuesday, April 9th 2019, Green and Spiegel U.S. Practice Director, Jonathan Grode, and Mountain West Practice Director, Amy Jill Novak, convened with a panel of local business leaders at the Vail Symposium in Edwards, CO. These lawyers and business people met to talk about immigration law and policy, specifically the challenges for companies who hire seasonal foreign workers. Learn more in this blog.
Apr 05, 2019
On March 29, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security indicated plans to release an additional 30,000 visas in the H-2B category. Learn more in this blog.
Dec 07, 2018
A tentative bi-partisan deal has been struck to reform the H-2B program, in effect doubling the number of allotted visas per fiscal year from 66,000 to 132,000. However, there is a price to pay for the cap increase, and that price is the new requirement that all H-2B employers perform strict checks on all workers hired since 2012.
Sep 19, 2018
On September 6, 2018, the Trump Administration announced plans to investigate employers using the H-2B program. The program is used to fulfil...
Jun 08, 2018
On May 14, 2018, the final rule related to H-2B cap relief for fiscal year 2018 was transmitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review.&...
May 01, 2018
Congress created the H-2B program in 1986 with the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). This new non-immigrant class w...
Oct 01, 2015
October 1, 2015 – Green and Spiegel is proud to announce that Amy Novak, founder of the Novak Law Office in Vail, Colorado, has joined Green ...