H-1B Visas: Prepare Now for the New Electronic Registration System
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revamping the lottery process for H-1B petitions and implementing a new electronic registration system. The initial registration process for fiscal year 2021 will take place from March 1 through March 20, 2020. Though some details of the new registration system are uncertain, there are steps employers can take now to initiate cap-subject H-1B petitions, including beginning as soon as possible to identify individuals for whom H-1B sponsorship will be needed and to create a USCIS registration account.
This session will offer an overview of the changes to the H-1B visa program and provide tips on what employers can do now to prepare for the opening of the initial H-1B registration process.
Attorney | Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Andrea is an associate attorney in the Atlanta office of Ogletree Deakins. She focuses on providing corporate immigration support to clients of all sizes, including Fortune 50 technology companies. She has experience advising clients from a wide range of industries – IT, finance/banking, legal, healthcare, staffing/consulting, biomedical research, and cybersecurity, among others. She manages and provides comprehensive strategic planning on the full range of immigration matters, from hire to permanent residency, including H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, J-1, E-3, H-3, STEM OPT, PERM, I-140 (EB1a, b, c, and PERM-based) and I-485 applications. She advises clients on immigration-related compliance matters (I-9, E-verify, USCIS site visits, etc.), regulatory changes, and adjudicatory trends. Additionally, Andrea assist clients with developing and implementing internal immigration programs, working with internal Immigration, HR, Global Mobility, and in-house Legal teams.
- SHRM-Atlanta Member: $30
- Non-Member: $50
Re-certification Credit*: (1) HRCI General Credit and (1) PDC SHRM Credit
Who should attend: Any employer who has and foreign nationals employed