With the upcoming H-1B filing season fast approaching, it’s time to start planning accordingly and based on what we currently know.
The Trump administration is expected to issue proposed changes to the H-1B visa program. The proposed changes were outlined in a draft of an Executive Order dated January 23, 2017 titled “Protecting American Jobs and Workers by Strengthening the Integrity of Foreign Worker Visa Programs.” Additionally, legislation has been introduced in Congress to address the H-1B program.
However, at this point, all we know for certain is that the demand for cap-subject H-1Bs is again expected to be high in 2017. Therefore, it is imperative that employers, employees, and their immigration counsel start petition preparations early.
Job descriptions, salary, O*Net codes, Department of Labor (DOL) registration, the posting of required notices, and credential verification are only a few of the details that must be considered during preparation.