H-1B Visas: Four Sponsorship Rules Employers Must Know and FollowAnn Badmus
December 6, 2011 — 249 views
Considering the growing percentage of foreign-born workers in the American workforce, particularly in professional occupations such as engineering, medicine, information technology and other sciences, many employers find the need to petition or sponsor talented employees for visas that permit hire of these employees ("employment-based visas"). Employers in this situation must be aware of the rights and responsibilities that come with the sponsorship of employment-based visas. The most common employment-based work visa is the H-1B visa, which provides temporary visa status for foreign workers who will hold specialty occupations.