Hiring Essential H-1B Workers: Challenges, Strategies, And Trends

Webinar: ID# 1014788
Recorded CD
About This Course:
H-1B visas have become harder to obtain and the related compliance obligations have increased as well. Employers must plan months and even years in advance to ensure they have the qualified workforce necessary to thrive in the marketplace.

This webinar will describe the best strategies to win one of the elusive H-1B numbers and ensure you stay in compliance with the myriad of regulatory obligations as well as describe substantive challenges to qualification and how to overcome some of the most difficult hurdles in getting an H-1B petition approved. Employers will learn what is required to maintain an H-1B hiring system, including how to utilize alternatives to the H-1B category.

This webinar is critical to ensuring you are ready for the next H-1B cap season and ready to hire workers that are essential to your company's competitiveness in the marketplace.


How to Get an H-1B Number
  • The H-1B Cap and Lottery
  • U.S. Advanced Degrees
  • Cap Exemptions
  • Restrictions on Fee Payment
Beyond the Cap – Getting an H-1B Approved
  • Who Qualifies for an H-1B?
  • Employer/Employee Relationship
  • Off-Site and Third-Party Work Locations
  • The Small and/or New Company Conundrum
  • Additional Trends in Rfe's and Denials
  • Understanding the Difference Between "Status" and "Visa"
Compliance and Ongoing Obligations
  • Wage and Related Obligations
  • Public Access File
  • When an Amendment Is Required
  • Site Visits From the Government
Alternatives to the H-1B
  • Other Work Categories
  • Trainees/Interns and Students
  • Business Visitors
  • Permanent Residence
About The Presenters

Aimee C. Todd
  • Of counsel at Troutman Sanders LLP
  • Practice concentrates on business immigration, including I-9 and E-Verify compliance, work visas and permanent residence
  • Frequent speaker and writer on business immigration topics including E-Verify, I-9 compliance, managing the immigration hiring process, work visas and PERM labor certification
  • Recognized as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Immigration Law by Chambers USA; named a Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyer, recipient of the 2007 AILA Sam Williamson Mentor Award and co-recipient of the 2006 Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation pro bono award
  • Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (Foundation board member), board member of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast
  • J.D. degree, Vanderbilt University; B.A. degree, summa cum laude, Murray State University
Hiring Essential H-1B Workers: Challenges, Strategies, And Trends
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