This webinar addresses key developments in employment-based immigration since President Trump took office and discuss the changes in immigration law that may lie ahead. We also discuss the upcoming FY 2019 H-1B season that will open on April 1, 2018. For many employers, the H-1B visa program is the primary method for bringing in professional level foreign employees. We review the key steps in the petition preparation process and address the following topics:

  • Overview of the H-1B Visa Program
  • Understanding the H-1B Cap
  • Qualifying for an H-1B: Specialty Occupations & Education and Work Equivalency Evaluations
  • Prevailing Wage Issues
  • Post-filing Issues
  • Recent H-1B Adjudication Trends


  • Mike Droke, Partner, Seattle, Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Ieva Aubin, Associate, Seattle, Labor & Employment

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