Visas. Legal news and articles for September 27 - 30, 2013

New regulations on alien's residence, work, and study in PRCIBM, DoJ settle over online job listing discrimination complaintVisa Applications and Registration in IndiaVisa deal onInternational Students Worry About Finding Work VisasInternational Students Worry About Finding Work VisasIf the US government shuts down: what services would be affected?IBM to settle for $44400 after feds call job postings discriminatoryLondon Is Special, but Not That SpecialMiddle East ready for the fastest Rolls-Royce everIBM Settles With Justice Department Over Discrimination AllegationsIBM Settles With US Over Job ListingsSHS grad seeks answers to visa issuesMind your visaHome Affairs: ANN7 visa probe complete

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Exploitation of Indian workers on 457 visas
Science CodexSeptember 3, 2013

In effect they have been tricked into coming to Australia by false promises, and have often had to borrow heavily to pay dishonest recruitment agents. They have little choice but to work very long hours for very low pay under substandard conditions, in ...more »

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New regulations on alien's residence, work, and study in PRC
Lexology (registration)September 30, 2013

In line with the "talents introduction" national policy, the Exit-Entry Administrative Law creates the "R type visa" as a new ordinary visa. The R visa will be issued to high-level foreign talents and specialized talents sought by China in urgent ...more »

IBM, DoJ settle over online job listing discrimination complaint
ZDNetSeptember 30, 2013

The DoJ said on Friday that even though IBM's online job postings were for positions that would require employees to work overseas, the anti-discrimination provision of the INA does not allow companies to express preferences for specific kinds of visas.more »

Visa Applications and Registration in India
India BriefingSeptember 30, 2013

As per these guidelines, only highly-skilled professionals can be granted employment visas by the Indian missions to the extent that they represent 1 percent of the company's total workforce, subject to a maximum of 20. If the “1 percent” rule works ...more »

Visa deal on
Neos KosmosSeptember 30, 2013

During a visit to Melbourne this week, Greece's Ambassador to Australia Mr Charalambos Dafaranos reiterated Greece's readiness to sign a Work and Holiday visa agreement with Australia. His comments follow last month's statements given to SBS by ...more »

International Students Worry About Finding Work Visas
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun (blog)September 29, 2013

As employers all over the U.S. begin interviewing job applicants at Cornell, international students face an additional concern beyond producing a perfect cover letter: getting a work visa. The U.S. caps the number of H-1B visas — permits that allow ...more »

International Students Worry About Finding Work Visas
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun (blog)September 29, 2013

As employers all over the U.S. begin interviewing job applicants at Cornell, international students face an additional concern beyond producing a perfect cover letter: getting a work visa. The U.S. caps the number of H-1B visas — permits that allow ...more »

If the US government shuts down: what services would be affected?
The GuardianSeptember 29, 2013

About 800,000 federal employees could see their paychecks jeopardised. Already hit hard by several unpaid furlough days caused by sequestration this year some workers have begun lobbying to receive back pay in the event of a shutdown. While Congress ...more »

IBM to settle for $44400 after feds call job postings discriminatory
Poughkeepsie JournalSeptember 29, 2013

IBM Corp. will be paying a $44,400 civil penalty to the federal government under an agreement announced by the U.S. Department of Justice to settle claims of discrimination favoring immigrants on temporary visas. The settlement, a statement from the ...more »

London Is Special, but Not That Special
New York TimesSeptember 28, 2013

Would London visa holders be banned from living or working in the rest of Britain? With freedom of movement between London and Paris, do we really want to restrict workers' movement between London and Manchester? Those who argue a special case for ...more »

Middle East ready for the fastest Rolls-Royce ever
The NationalSeptember 28, 2013

Workers are issued fake employment visas that they present to Philippine immigration authorities. They dispose of the visas upon arrival in Dubai and instead show immigration officials UAE tourist visas, and are then illegally employed as housemaids.more »

IBM Settles With Justice Department Over Discrimination Allegations
Wall Street Journal (blog)September 27, 2013

The department alleged certain IBM job application postings for software developers expressed citizenship preferences for foreign job candidates holding student visas or H-1B visas issued to foreign nationals with technical expertise. Voicing such ...more »

IBM Settles With US Over Job Listings
Wall Street JournalSeptember 27, 2013

International Business Machines Corp. agreed to settle allegations some company online job listings expressed a preference for foreign workers with temporary visas over U.S. citizens, the Justice Department said Friday. The department alleged certain ...more »

SHS grad seeks answers to visa issues
Bonner County Daily BeeSeptember 27, 2013

A German citizen who has lived in Sandpoint since the age of 12, Paul's imminent 21st birthday in February is set to trigger visa issues that could result in her deportation. The unexpected legal issues have demolished her plans to live, work and study ...more »

Mind your visa
BarentsnovaSeptember 27, 2013

A work visa (code 006) requires a work invitation. Once you are granted with a work visa, you become eligible for employment in Russia. What's more important is that you can extend your work visa while staying in Russia (unlike a business visa that ...more »

Home Affairs: ANN7 visa probe complete
Eyewitness NewsSeptember 27, 2013

But it's been established the staff brought in on intra-company transfer visas have no previous employment with Infinity Media or Essel Media, a requirement for this type of visa. This type of visa allows a company to transfer its employees between ...more »

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