H-1B United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Immigration Innovation Act of 2013

The H-1B visa program allows U.S. employers to hire temporary nonimmigrant workers for specialty occupations. Specialty occupations are defined as occupations requiring the application of a "body of highly... more +
The H-1B visa program allows U.S. employers to hire temporary nonimmigrant workers for specialty occupations. Specialty occupations are defined as occupations requiring the application of a "body of highly specialized knowledge and the attainment of at least a bachelor's degree or its equivalent." Examples of specialty occupations include chemistry, mathematics, engineering, medicine, and architecture, to name a few. Individuals may not apply for H-1B visas; they are distributed only through the approval of employer petitions. In order to protect U.S. workers from unfair competition resulting from the program, the rules require that employers pay nonimmigrant workers equivalent wages to similarly-situated U.S. workers or the industry's prevailing wage. H-1B visas are subject to a yearly cap which is currently set at 85,000.   less -
News & Analysis as of

H-1Bs for FY 2014

On April 1, 2013, USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2014 which starts on October 1, 2013. Early buzz is that the H-1B supply will be exhausted far more quickly than in the past several years. Last...more

1 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 1