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Planning on Hiring H-1B Employees This Year? Now Is the Time to Act!

March 2014

By: Ryan M. Helgeson, Esq.

The Fiscal Year 2014 H-1B filing season opens on April 1, 2014. In recent years, the annual quota of 65,000 H-1B visas has been filled more quickly than the previous year. Last year, the quota was filled in just one week, by April 5! Therefore, it is strongly recommended that employers be ready to file H-1B petitions by the end of March. Recipients of H-1B visas will be available to begin working for their sponsoring employers on October 1, 2014. If your business is considering an expansion of its workforce in 2014 that may include foreign nationals, the time is now to make these decisions. If you have any questions regarding the H-1B visa process or any other employment immigration issue, please contact Attorney Ryan Helgeson at 630-377-1554 or email ryhelgeson@wesselssherman.com.