United States: Analysis: Revised H-1B eligibility standards

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently issued a policy memorandum that reverses a long-standing presumption that the position of computer programmer qualifies as a specialty occupation. It also instructs adjudicators to review wage levels for H-1B candidates, signaling that it may be more difficult for an employer to prove that a job paying entry-level wages qualifies as an H-1B specialty occupation.

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BAL has produced an FAQ on the new standards and what employers should expect.

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