Preparing for FY2025 H-1B Cap Season: Trends, Updates, and Practical Tips

Preparing for FY2025 H-1B Cap Season: Trends, Updates, and Practical Tips

Preparing for FY2025 H-1B Cap Season: Trends, Updates, and Practical Tips (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 01/30/2024
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

The USCIS H-1B Electronic Registration Process has been in place for several years now. What have immigration attorneys learned? Should practitioners approach anything differently for the FY2025 H-1B cap season? The expert faculty on this intermediate seminar will discuss the lottery system and address other general issues for filing FY2025 cap-subject cases based on the current landscape for H-1Bs, including updated Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) categories and wages.

Featured Topics:

  • Lessons learned from previous H-1B cap seasons, including fraud investigations
  • Responding to client questions regarding cap gap, odds of selection, and more
  • Preparing and/or filing the labor certification application (LCA), identifying the SOC, and prevailing wage issues
  • Current trends in H-1Bs and how they affect cap-subject filings
  • Internal processes and billing for the lottery system
  • Useful USCIS resources: webinars, guidance, and materials

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Maria Kallmeyer (DL), Chicago, IL

Maria Kallmeyer is a partner with Quarles & Brady LLP in Chicago where her practices focuses on business immigration. She serves on AILA Chicago’s CBP liaison committee and on the national Distance Learning committee. Ms. Kallmeyer received her JD from Suffolk University School of Law in 2008.

Alka Bahal, Parsippany, NJ

Alka Bahal is a Partner and the Chair of the Corporate Immigration Services practice of Santomassimo Davis LLP (d/b/a OGC Solutions®), specializing in corporate immigration law and compliance. A recognized leader in immigration law, Alka counsels clients throughout the U.S. on legal and strategic issues arising from the international movement of key personnel, from the individual transfer of high-ranking executives to high-volume transfers of expert staff as well as I-9/IRCA compliance.

Steven A. Brown, Houston, TX

Steven A. Brown is a Partner at Reddy & Neumann, P.C. where he leads the firm's nonimmigrant visa practice and litigation practice. He is a current member of the AILA Benefits Litigation Committee. Steven received his JD from South Texas College of Law.

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