U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on the H-1B visa allocation process, often referred to as the “H-1B lottery.” The proposed rule would make two major changes to the H-1B process.
There are many concerns about this proposal, perhaps most notably that it may not be possible for USCIS to fully vet and implement electronic registration before the fiscal year (FY) 2020 season opens.
What does this all mean for this H-1B filing season, which is scheduled to begin in April 2019? Find out at our all-new webinar with Elaine Young, an immigration attorney with Kirton McConkie, who will provide insight into how to maneuver H-1B petitions in light of USCIS’ proposed rulemaking.
- How the proposed changes would affect employers in terms of registration and the annual lottery
- How to properly file H-1B petitions
- How H-1B workers are currently counted against the annual cap of available visas
- Special requirements for H-1B petitions, including educational documentation, employment experience, filing dates, grace periods, and the Labor Condition Application (LCA)
- What occupations are considered “specialty” occupations eligible for H-1B status
- Alternatives to the H-1B—and the drawbacks of each
- What you should do right now—including the key information to gather—to prepare for this year’s H-1B filing season
YOUR EXPERT INSTRUCTOR
Elaine Young, Esq.
Elaine Young currently serves as International practice group chair at Kirton McConkie. She manages U.S. work visa processes for the firm’s clients, including large multinationals, small businesses, public entities, and individual investors. Her practice also includes worksite compliance, unique payroll tax issues that employers face when transferring employees across borders, and helping employers secure long-term work visas for their expatriate employees abroad. Ms. Young writes the immigration columns for the Federal Employment Law Newsletter and Utah Employment Law Newsletter, and edits the Immigration chapter of BLR’s HR Guide to Employment Law. She earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law, and then practiced in the U.S. tax group of a global law firm before joining Kirton McConkie in 2004.
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