USCIS Guidance on STEM OPT Employment at Third Party Locations

USCIS has issued an announcement and updated its website providing guidance relating to the reporting and training obligations for F-1 Optional Practical Training for STEM (STEM OPT) students, indicating that STEM OPT participants may engage in a training experience that takes place at a site other than the employer's principal place of business as long as all of the training obligations are met, including that the employer has and maintains a bona fide employer-employee relationship with the student.