USCIS Introduces Onsite Training Restriction on Staffing Agencies Hiring OPT STEM Students

Published: 04/24/2018

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The 2016 STEM regulations made it more difficult for staffing agencies and consulting companies to sponsor graduating F-1 OPT employees for the two-year STEM OPT extension. According to the regulations, the training plan must be signed by the entity that has a bona fide employment relationship with the student and the bona fide employer must be in a position to train the student and oversee the implementation of the training plan. It was noted that STEM OPT may not be “apt for certain types of arrangements, including . . . employment through ‘temp’ agencies, employment through consulting firm arrangements that provide labor for hire, and other relationships that do not constitute a bona fide employer-employee relationship.”

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