Bloomberg Law
June 29, 2020, 2:29 PM

H-1B Employers Look to Remote Work Options During Visa Freeze

Genevieve Douglas
Genevieve Douglas

The Trump administration’s latest proclamation to suspend temporary work visas aims to protect jobs for U.S. workers, but employers hiring guestworkers in specialty occupations are more likely to make short-term accommodations to keep employees on sponsored visas.

The administration’s latest expansion of travel restrictions for foreign nationals is part of its effort to spur economic recovery by encouraging businesses to hire U.S. workers. Senior White House officials estimated about 500,000 jobs would be preserved through the end of 2020. That number, however, doesn’t accurately reflect who’ll actually be out of a job, and how employers will react, immigration attorneys said. ...

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