Wednesday, March 28, 2012

USCIS Accepting H-1Bs for FY2013 on April 2, 2012

This is an important message for employers and H-1B employees in Columbus, Ohio.  H-1B cap season is on the horizon and USCIS has announced that it will begin accepting H-1B petitions under the 2013 cap on April 2, 2012.  USCIS provides detailed information on its website about preparing the H-1B petition.  If you will be filing an H-1B cap petition on behalf of an employee, I would encourage you to read USCIS's website information, which I have provided the link to here.  If you should have any questions on the H-1B cap, contact me anytime.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Guidance for H-1B Cap Gap Issues in Upcoming H-1B Cap Season

Get ready employers, the H-1B cap season is right around the corner!  As an immigration lawyer in Columbus, Ohio I would like to provide this update to H-1B employers. In anticipation of the upcoming H-1B cap season, which begins on April 1, 2012, this article discusses what an H-1B candidate currently on OPT or in F-1 status can expect when his/her OPT expires during the summer. 

This article outlines the H-1B cap gap rules and provides some guidance for those H-1B candidates who wish to take advantage of the cap gap rules.