Get Ready for H-1B Cap Filings on April 2, 2018

The Immigration Group at Ryan Swanson advises employers to start early preparation of H-1B petitions subject to the annual quota or cap for the 2019 fiscal year.  Based on prior years, it is anticipated that USCIS will start accepting H-1B cap-subject petitions on Monday, April 2, 2018, for at… Read More

New Year, New Minimum Wage

Before their first 2018 payroll, employers should make sure they comply with the statewide and city-specific minimum wage increases effective January 1, 2018. Minimum wage throughout Washington State is now $11.50/hour. Employers in cities with their own minimum wage ordinances, such as Seattle and SeaTac, must pay the highest minimum… Read More