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Federal Judge: Disney didn't violate H-1B visa laws in layoffs

By Bill at October 20, 2016 01:03
Filed Under: Immigration News
(New York Times) A federal judge in Florida dismissed class action lawsuits by two American workers who were laid off byWalt Disney Company (visa rank: 1466) and forced to train H-1B visa workers as their replacements. The judge rejected the former workers' arguments that Disney and the two contractors had colluded to make false statements when they applied for H-1B visa: "none of the allegedly false statements put at issue in the complaint are adequate" to sustain the case. The o... [More]

Disney Defends Lawsuit Over Immigrants Replacing American Workers

By Bill at October 19, 2016 00:53
Filed Under: Immigration News
A former Disney World worker aims to lead a class action claiming racketeering. The allegation that hundreds of American tech workers at Walt Disney World trained immigrants who would take their jobs makes for an unflattering headline. But according to Disney and the IT consulting firm it works with, there's no conspiracy and they've properly complied with the H-1B visa process. Leo Perrero, who formerly worked at Disney, is leading a putative class action that alleges that his former employer... [More]

Judge Says Disney Didn’t Violate Visa Laws in Layoffs

By Bill at October 19, 2016 00:50
Filed Under: Immigration News
New York Times-Oct 13, 2016:  A federal judge in Florida dealt a blow on Thursday to legal claims by American technology workers who were laid off by the Walt Disney Company and forced to train foreign replacements, dismissing lawsuits by two workers who said Disney had conspired with outsourcing companies to violate visa laws. In a terse decision, Judge Gregory A. Presnell of the United States District Court in Orlando rejected the former workers’ arguments that Disney and the two c... [More]

H1B Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

By Bill at September 24, 2016 02:02
Filed Under: Immigration News
In August 2016, average hourly earning of all U.S. employees on private nonfarm payrolls was $25.73, which was 61 cents higher than one year ago. But how about the salary levels of those professional occupations qualified for H1B visa? Based on a national survey of employers of every size, in every state and every industry sector, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics created the 2015 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. Following table is a summary of H1B related occupations. H1... [More]

2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates(Occupation Group)

By Bill at September 24, 2016 00:20
Filed Under: Immigration News
Data on occupational employment and wages are collected from employers of every size, in every state, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, in all industry sectors. These estimates are cross-industry estimates. Self-employed persons are not included in the survey or estimates.   Occupation title EmploymentMedian hourly wageMean hourly wageAnnual mean wage Management Occupations 6,936,990 $47.38 $55.30 $115,020 Business and Financial Operations Occupa... [More]

Best season to find a visa job

By Bill at August 21, 2016 18:32
Filed Under: Tips and Features, Visa Knowledge
In the US, recruiting and hiring is year round. However, the busiest hiring season is the autumn(Labor Day through Thanksgiving). Job seekers who make contact right at the start of these cycles have the best chance of being hired! In September, decision makers are back from summer vacation. Hiring managers push for an increase to take advantage of remaining budget for the year. If they don't hire before January, they might lose the allocated funds for... [More]

U.S. employers submitted over 150K LCA after April 1

By Bill at July 27, 2016 00:13
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor applications(LCA) filed by U.S. employers during the first 9 months of fiscal year 2016 through our legacy database system. From October 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, Department of Labor received 542,018 LCA for H-1B visa jobs: 7,526 were denied, 51,717 were withdrawn. It is interesting that U.S. employers still submitted large number of LCA after April 1 when the annual quota for H-1B Visa was used up. The total number is estimated to be over 150K at the e... [More]

U.S. labor market remains the healthiest in 7 years

By Bill at July 12, 2016 02:43
Filed Under: Immigration News
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that U.S. employers added 287,000 new jobs in June, a sharp rebound fits with other evidence, including extremely low layoffs and record job openings. The job gains in June were the strongest of the year. Most industries added jobs. Health-care providers, financial firms, restaurants, retailers, and professional services led the way. The unemployment rate, which is drawn from a different survey, rose to 4.9% in June from 4.7% in May, as more peop... [More]

Unemployed persons by occupation and sex: June 2016

By Bill at July 12, 2016 01:21
Filed Under: Immigration News
HOUSEHOLD DATANOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTEDA-30. Unemployed persons by occupation and sex [Numbers in thousands] OccupationTotal unemployedUnemployment rates June2015June2016TotalMenWomen June2015June2016June2015June2016June2015June2016 Total, 16 years and over(1) 8,638 8,144 5.5 5.1 5.4 5.0 5.5 5.2   Management, professional, and related occupations 1,714 1,712 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.4 3.3 3.2 Management, business, and financial oper... [More]

DOL approved 50% more labor certifications for green card in 2016

By Bill at June 23, 2016 02:27
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor certifications(PERM) approved by Department of Labor during the first six months of fiscal year 2016 through our legacy database system. From October 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, Department of Labor made decisions on 61,556 labor certifications for green card jobs, 50% more than the same period of 2015: 2,961 were denied, 2,490 were withdrawn(view DOL report).    2015(first 6 month) 2016(first 6 month) Increase Certified 36,373 ... [More]

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