Last Call For H-1B Applications

Law360, New York (March 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- This is the “last call” for H-1B’s. April 1, 2009 will soon be upon us, and will again bring a flood of H-1B applications from employers seeking to claim an H-1B in the upcoming fiscal year’s quota.

H-1B classification applies to employment positions which qualify as “specialty occupations,” meaning jobs which are typically associated with attainment of at least a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a specialty area.

The Immigration and Nationality Act allows approval of only 65,000 new H-1B’s during the federal fiscal year (Oct....
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