H-1B Revamp Creates New Complexities For Employers

Law360 (October 14, 2020, 7:06 PM EDT) -- On Oct. 8, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published an interim final rule in response to President Donald Trump's mandate to reform the H-1B Specialty Occupation Nonimmigrant Visa category. The interim final rule is effective Dec. 7, and makes sweeping changes to the H-1B program.[1]

Background on H-1B Nonimmigrant Visas

The H-1B nonimmigrant visa program allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations, defined in the Immigration and Nationality Act as:

[An] occupation that requires the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge, and attainment of a bachelor's or higher degree in the...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!