In a departure from prior interpretations of H-1B sponsorship, a New York state court ruled an H-1B work visa application established an employment contract sufficient to support the employee’s breach of contract claim. Kausal v. Educational Products Information Exchange Institute, d/b/a EPIE Institute, 2013 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 2491 (NY Apr. 17, 2013).

Nikhil Kausal

On April 9, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a notice in the Federal Register clarifying the date by which the new Form I-9 must be used instead of prior versions of the form.  Employers are advised that they must use the new Form I-9 beginning on May 7 or they will be