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This webinar provides in-house counsel and human resources professionals with a basic understanding of the H-1B visa process for professions requiring at least a bachelor's degree or equivalent, and an update concerning recent changes in H-1B legal requirements and government enforcement programs. The presenters will address when H-1B status is appropriate; how to apply; the need to apply by April 1 for H-1B petitions subject to the annual cap; compliance and record-keeping requirements; government audits and site visits; and issues to consider along the way, including H-1B compliance for reductions in force. They also will focus on:
- Who is eligible for H-1B status?
- How long the supply of 65,000 H-1B visas will last this year, with unemployment high and the economy in recession.
- Best practices in light of increasing government scrutiny of the H-1B classification
- Record-keeping requirements - and corrective measures if documentation has not been kept correctly
- Special procedures in terminating an H-1B worker
- What to do when the Department of Homeland Security makes a surprise visit