Are you prepared for the stringent H-1B Visa approval process in 2019-2020?

Duration 90 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Webinar ID IQW19J1063

  • Understanding the Important Role that H-1B Workers Play in Our Economy
  • How the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selects applications
  • Learn how H-1B applications have decreased and the impact to Employers
  • Identify the requirements of the “Buy American, Hire American” initiative
  • Learn what the changes are in the new H-1B process
  • Learn what specialty occupations
  • Learn how the previous Lottery system and current Lottery system has changed
  • Learn how the new administration increased rejection of H-1B applications in new and current requests
  • Learn the impact of H-4 Visas rejection for spouses also add the decrease in H-1B application
  • What are the challenges to the new regulations for specialty occupations

Overview of the webinar

The H-1B program allows companies in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or higher in the specific specialty, or its equivalent. H-1B specialty occupations may include fields such as science, engineering and information technology, and fields such as teaching and accounting. 

DHS has announced a final rule amending regulations governing cap-subject H-1B petitions, including those that may be eligible for the advanced degree exemption. The final rule reverses the order by which USCIS selects H-1B petitions under the H-1B regular cap and the advanced degree exemption, and it introduces an electronic registration requirement for petitioners seeking to file cap-subject H-1B petitions.

Employers are attempting to challenge these strict regulations in court and also mitigate the restrictions as best they can.

Who should attend?

  • Employers who currently use H-1B employees
  • Employers Considering H-1B employees
  • HR and other professionals responsible for process H-1B applications
  • Recruiters seeking to fill specialty position
  • Technologies firms
  • Department of Defense Contractors

Why should you attend?

The H-1B visa approval in 2019 has become more stringent than ever before. The USCIS after reviewing the H-1B visa program, has come up with a number of policy and regulatory changes to carry out the current administrations’ “Buy American, Hire American” initiative, including a conscientious review of employment-based visa programs.

The work permit H-4 visa for spouses of H-1B visa holders and the lottery system that selects beneficiaries of the program every year will be impacted based on such a policy initiative.

Many Employers are attempting to mitigate these regulations and still be able to hire specialty occupations.

Learn how the increase of H-1B rejections are impacting companies who count on H-1B employees to operate their businesses.

Faculty - Ms.Margie Faulk

Margie is a senior level human resources professional with over 14 years of HR management and compliance experience A current Compliance Officer for HR Compliance Solutions, Margie has worked as an HR and Compliance advisor for major corporations and small businesses in the small, large, private, public and Non-profit sectors.  This includes Federal Contracting in the defense, military, anti-terrorism and Apache Helicopter Training Simulations with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Federal Sentencing Guidelines (FSG) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP). Margie is bilingual (Spanish) fluent and Bi-cultural.
Margie’s focus has expanded to Global Workplace Compliance in International, multi-state, multi-National, state and local workplace compliance which includes workplace compliance in other countries like the UK, Canada, France, Brazil, China, Africa, Mexico, and India, just to name a few.
Margie has created and presented seminars/webinars for many compliance institutes. These national training providers, offer compliance training to HR professionals, business owners and companies interested in having their company compliant with workplace and industry regulations.
This year, Margie was selected by Alan Collins, former Vice President of Human Resources at PepsiCo, a renowned author of 8 books on HR Prosperity & Success, and founder of “Success in HR”, to be part of his Mastermind Your Way to Success in HR, “Expert Interview Series” based on her successful Webinars/Seminars on HR Compliance. Margie holds professional human resources (PHR) from the HR Certification Institution (HRCI) and SHRM-CP certification from the Society for Human Resources Management, Membership in the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE).


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