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February 27, 2014 | HR Compliance | Posted by Jon Velie

Beating the H1-b Visa Cap – Winning Strategies for U.S. Employers

Although it is probably the most popular work visa, U.S. Immigration regulations only allocate only 65,000 H-1b visas, with an additional 20,000 to advanced degree professionals who graduate from U.S. colleges each year. The visas are doled out on the first of the fiscal year, which is October 1st. The earliest you can apply for a visa is six months before its start date.

The H-1b is for professionals. It is the visa for jobs that require college degrees. It comprises of techies, lawyers, doctors, accountants and most management level positions. The positions must pay the prevailing wage.

The process for submitting  an H1-b application can be very daunting to employers. To make this process easier, you can take Ascentis' free (submitted for RCH credit) 60-minute webinar titled Beating the H1-b Visa Cap – Winning Strategies for U.S. Employers.  This live presentation will take place on March 6, 2014 at 10am PST, and will be given by expert immigration attorney, Jon Velie. This free webinar has been submitted to HRCI and the APA for one (1.0) general RCH credit. This class will be recorded and available on-demand starting March 7, 2014.

Jon Velie is an attorney who practices immigration and corporate law and is President of the Velie Law Firm. Jon is licensed in six federal jurisdictions including the US Supreme Court as well as seven other jurisdictions in the United States. Velie Law Firm has been honored by the American Bar Association and labeled as an innovator in the legal industry. Velie Law Firm has assisted individuals and companies from around the world obtain visas in virtually every state in the USA.