The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted immigration with changes to travel bans, visa processing, and immigration interview suspensions. These changes, combined with the need for social distancing to inhibit the spread of COVID-19, have driven employers – voluntarily and involuntarily – to accommodate remote work wherever possible. These work-from-home initiatives, while imperative, may have immigration consequences. As companies respond to workplace issues, it is important to include immigration-related requirements and considerations when crafting remote work policies.
For more information on these changes and their impact, click here to read Steptoe’s Client Advisory.