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Litigator Mary Kate Fernandez presents a one-hour CLE regarding the upcoming changes to the H-1B visa and how those changes will affect the sponsorship process.

The H-1B visa is a valuable tool for US employers looking to fill gaps in specialty occupations in today’s competitive job market. In this comprehensive CLE, we will discuss the ins and outs of the H-1B lottery, the petition process, and particular issues related to sponsoring an H-1B visa.

Topics include:

• H-1B Visa Requirements and Qualifying Occupations
• The H-1B Visa Cap
• Planning for the H-1B Lottery Registration
• Preparing and Filing the Labor Certification
• Preparing and Filing the H-1B Petition

CLE credits have been applied for in LA, TX, MS, FL, TN, GA, CO, SC, and NC for 1.00 General credit. SHRM credit also applied for.

Mary Kate's practice includes focusing on immigration, where she assists clients in navigating the business immigration process. She advises clients on U.S. immigration laws and regulatory issues and guides clients through the visa petition process, including obtaining and transferring employment-based non-immigrant visas and sponsoring employment-based and family-based immigrant visa petitions. Her experience includes preparing PERM, H-1B, J-1, waiver, TN, EB-2, and EB-1 visas and responding to extensive RFEs. Learn more about Mary Kate here.