World  /  Published 08.11.20

Joe Biden: Plans to increase H-1B visa limit

US President-elect Joe Biden plans to increase the number of high-skilled visas, including the H-1B, and eliminate the limit on employment-based visas by country, both of which are expected to benefit...
By Lalit K Jha in Washington

World  /  Published 29.10.20

H-1B: US mulls fresh changes

The Trump administration has proposed to scrap the computerised lottery system to grant H-1B work visas to foreign technology professionals and replace it with a wage-level-based selection process, a ...
By Lalit K Jha in Washington

India  /  Published 22.10.20

Visa: govt eases travel curbs

  The government on Thursday decided to restore with immediate effect all existing visas, except electronic, tourist and medical categories, almost eight months after their suspension following ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

World  /  Published 21.10.20

Lawsuit challenges H-1B rules

Several individuals and organisations, including the US chambers of commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s recent H-1B vi...
By PTI in Washington

Business  /  Published 16.10.20

Infy counters H-1B challenge

With as many as 37 per cent of its employees in the US holding the contentious H-1B visas, Infosys has drawn up a plan to reduce its dependence on these work permits that envisages expanding operation...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

World  /  Published 08.10.20

H1B: Indian job market spooked

The Donald Trump administration has announced new restrictions on the H-1B non-immigrant visa programme, which it said was aimed at protecting American workers, seeking to better guarantee that petiti...
By PTI in Washington

World  /  Published 07.10.20

H-1B: Nasscom is disappointed

Industry body Nasscom on Wednesday said the changes announced to the H-1B visa programme will restrict access to skilled talent as well as harm the American economy and jobs. The Trump administration...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

World  /  Published 03.10.20

US visa ban blocked hiring hopes rise

By Miriam Jordan in Los Angeles

Business  /  Published 23.09.20

Trump plays H1B worker wage card

The US government is planning to raise the minimum wage for foreign workers under the H-1B visa programme ahead of the presidential elections in November. The move could act as an impediment to on-sho...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 14.08.20

H-1B: exemptions to ease travel restrictions

The US state department on Wednesday released a set of exemptions that will ease travel restrictions that were clamped on H-1B visa holders in June though there were some lingering concerns over certa...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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