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H-1B Quota for October 1: Prepare Labor Condition Applications by March 16

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By Diane M. Butler

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 FY2016, which begins October 1, 2015, could be reached within the first few days of April. Employers who would like to hire H-1B workers subject to the cap should plan to file soon.

View the full article (PDF) for additional information regarding the H-1B cap and the application process.

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