Be Ready for H-1B Filing Season – The Numbers May Be Gone Sooner Than You Think
By Carl Shusterman, Managing Partner, Law Offices of Carl Shusterman
Every spring and early summer the cycle repeats itself. The sounds of baseball emanate from playing fields nationwide, people marvel at the unpredictability of the weather, and employers neglect to file H-1B petitions on behalf of foreign-born professionals on time.
As recruiters who work with foreign-born talent know, the H-1B visa category provides temporary work status for professionals who are filling jobs that have a minimum requirement of a bachelor’s degree. The H-1B is good for three years and can easily be extended for an additional three years. This is the visa category for business executives, scientists, engineers, computer specialists, physicians and others whose jobs require at least a four-year degree. In an era when the talent pool has gone worldwide, it’s important for recruiters to have a working knowledge of this visa category.