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3.7.2013

H-1B Quota for October 1: Prepare Labor Condition Applications by March 21

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The U.S. government’s H-1B temporary professional worker program allows U.S. employers to hire foreign nationals in “specialty occupation” positions that require a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent. Under current law, the number of new H-1B petitions that will be granted each federal fiscal year (“FY”) is subject to a quota (“cap”). This year, if demand is high, the cap for H-1B numbers for FY2014, which begins October 1, 2013, could be reached in the spring of 2013. To avoid the cap and ensuing complications and processing delays, employers who would like to hire H-1B workers should plan to file soon.

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