Date(s) - 02/05/2015
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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April 1st is the first day that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept new H-1B visa petitions for the coming fiscal year. April may seem like a long way off, but if your organization relies on skilled foreign workers, then you need to begin preparations now.
In 2014, during the first week of the filing period, USCIS received approximately 172,000 petitions, each seeking one of only 85,000 H-1B visa numbers available under the annual quota. This was an increase of almost 50,000 from the previous year.
The annual quota will likely be reached in the first week that new petitions are accepted, and a lottery will be applied to select petitions that will be allocated an H-1B number.
Because of the volume of filings anticipated, employers should initiate all new H-1B petitions now for filing on March 31st, for receipt by USCIS on April 1st.
Act now – after the H-1B cap is reached, no new cap-subject H-1B petitions can be filed until April 1, 2016, with an earliest H-1B start date of October 1, 2016.
This comprehensive webinar explores what employers need to do now to prepare and file qualifying petitions on April 1st.
– What is the H-1B cap?
– How do I identify current and potential employees who may require an H-1B visa?
– Will my current and potential employees qualify?
– DOL Compliance – Prevailing Wages and the Labor Condition Application (LCA)
– H-1B employer obligations, including wage requirements, payment of H-1B attorney fees and expenses, and terminations
– Pitfalls in the process: Common issues employers encounter in the H-1B filing process
– Handling rejection: Strategies for retaining employees when their H-1B petitions are rejected
Judy J. Lee
Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM CDT
Cost: This is a complimentary online webinar
Foster has applied for 1.0 hour of Human Resource Continuing Education credit for this HR-related continuing education seminar. For more information of PHR, SPHR and GPHR re-certification, please visit the website.
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