The Annual H-1B Cap Season Is Under Way

Law360, New York (March 24, 2010, 5:21 PM EDT) -- On April 1, 2010, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) will begin accepting H-1B Specialty Occupation visa petitions.

The H-1B is the work visa most commonly used by employers to hire new highly skilled foreign workers. Since the H-1B filing season is historically brief, employers and their counsel are now preparing to file H-1B petitions on behalf of employees to ensure that work authorization is secured.

The H-1B program is used to employ foreign workers in professional positions, e.g., architects, engineers, scientists and computer...
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