Visas. Legal news and articles for October 25 - 31, 2012

Sao Paulo reducing number of appointments for foreign visa holdersJudge rules against forestry contractor in disputeFinding room for compassionSPLC wins record $11.8 million judgment for guestworkers in suit against ...Legally Speaking: Tier 5 Sport visaNorth Carolina's Tobacco Workers Stand to Benefit From State's Strong ...Fears visa cost increases will put backpackers offWhy More Immigration, Not Less, Is Key to US Economic GrowthMoonlighting is all right, as long as your boss agreesVisa Worker Rafique Jiwani Says Cell Company Extorted HimMSIF backs Oz-focused travel and employment venture WorkaboutVisa Worker Says Cell Company Extorted HimVisa questions are cleared up for family taking an international cruiseTHIS is how Obama will grant amnesty to millions of illegalsIndian Companies Are America-Bound

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Only airlines, tourism firms can provide transit visas
Khaleej TimesOctober 1, 2012

Audit requirements for entities operating in non-free zone area are governed by the Commercial Companies Law (Federal law no 8 of 1984 and its amendments). As per the Commercial Companies Law, audit is mandatory in case of a limited liability company ...more »

DREAM Act would boost economy, think tank says
Wisconsin Rapids TribuneOctober 1, 2012

People line up for an orientation seminar for illegal immigrants to determine if they qualify for temporary work permits, at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. / By Reed Saxon, AP. USA Today ... CEO Rupert Murdoch. The center has ...more »

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Sao Paulo reducing number of appointments for foreign visa holders
Re:locate MagazineOctober 31, 2012

The CTPS is required in order to meet Brazilian labour law requirements and foreign nationals must also possess a work visa. When a foreign national commences employment in Brazil, amends conditions of employment or changes jobs to a new Brazilian ...more »

Judge rules against forestry contractor in dispute
CBS NewsOctober 31, 2012

ATLANTA — A federal judge in Atlanta has ordered a forestry contractor to pay more than $11 million to about 4,000 Mexican and Guatemalan guest workers, but it's unlikely they will be able to collect much because the company went bankrupt. The ...more »

Finding room for compassion
Regina Leader-PostOctober 31, 2012

Last year, Ordu worked for an agency that does demonstrations at Walmart, but she quit after two weeks when she discovered her visa did not permit her to take such work. Amadi learned the same during her second week at Walmart, but suffered the ...more »

SPLC wins record $11.8 million judgment for guestworkers in suit against ...
Intelligence ReportOctober 30, 2012

The court found that Eller and Sons failed to reimburse their guestworkers for travel and visa expenses incurred when they came to the United States to work for the company, failed to provide them all the hours of work they were promised in their H-2B ...more »

Legally Speaking: Tier 5 Sport visa
TheSouthAfricanOctober 30, 2012

In order for him to qualify for this visa, he would need a sponsor and a valid certificate of sponsorship from the club. Furthermore, he would need to be internationally established at the highest level in his sport and his employment must make a ...more »

North Carolina's Tobacco Workers Stand to Benefit From State's Strong ...
Truth-OutOctober 29, 2012

Nevertheless, when workers fall under the union contract, FLOC represents them, regardless of whether they have visas or not. Some contract growers employ both H2-A and undocumented labor - the union doesn't ask. This is the case for every farmworker ...more »

Fears visa cost increases will put backpackers off
Radio AustraliaOctober 28, 2012

Australian horticulturists have raised concerns that a recently-announced increase in the price of Working Holiday visas will discourage foreign workers. Australia's Working Holiday program allows young people from a number of countries, including Hong ...more »

Why More Immigration, Not Less, Is Key to US Economic Growth
BusinessweekOctober 28, 2012

For those in favor of immigration reform, it might have been a relief that the presidential candidates spent more time describing how workers overseas are stealing American jobs than they did accusing foreign workers of stealing jobs right here in the ...more »

Moonlighting is all right, as long as your boss agrees
The NationalOctober 27, 2012

As I understand, the Labour office will reject the second application for a work visa as two visas cannot be in process at the same time. My questions are: how do I check with the Labour office regarding the status of my ban and when exactly will it end?more »

Visa Worker Rafique Jiwani Says Cell Company Extorted Him
Opposing ViewsOctober 26, 2012

"These kickbacks violated immigration laws and in addition constituted extortion of plaintiff in order to maintain his employment." Jiwani says he is not alone: that United Cellular employs several people on H-1B visas under the same illegal circumstances.more »

MSIF backs Oz-focused travel and employment venture Workabout
Liverpool Daily PostOctober 26, 2012

For a small joining fee it guarantees members work in the harvest industry, but also provides a range of essential services, such as processing visa applications, opening an Australian bank account, registering a tax file number, and assisting with tax ...more »

Visa Worker Says Cell Company Extorted Him
Courthouse News ServiceOctober 26, 2012

DALLAS (CN) - A Texas cellular phone company forced a worker to pay thousands of dollars a month in kickbacks to keep his job, extorting him and violating immigration laws, the man claims in court. Rafique Jiwani sued United Cellular, based in Coppell, ...more »

Visa questions are cleared up for family taking an international cruise
Dallas Morning NewsOctober 26, 2012

A U.S. college graduate, she's worked here on an H-1B work visa, which allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. The visa was issued in 2008 and reapproved in 2010, and she has the most recent approval ...more »

THIS is how Obama will grant amnesty to millions of illegals
WND.comOctober 26, 2012

The CAP report also states the country isn't giving out enough green cards. Currently, about 140,000 employment-based permanent visas, or “green cards,” are available each year. CAP asks the White House to remove the cap on those highly restricted visas.more »

Indian Companies Are America-Bound
BusinessweekOctober 25, 2012

With the Obama administration applying tougher standards for H-1B and L-1 work visas in an effort to protect jobs at home, Indian companies aren't relying on prayer to staff their U.S. operations. Instead they're hiring tech workers who are American ...more »

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