Employment-Based Visas:
New Rules and Deadlines for 2021 Hiring

Employment-Based Visas

Will you hire (or plan to hire) foreign workers in the near future? If so, the complex employment visa system has become even more confusing and unsettled. New restrictions, new deadlines and dramatic new changes to employment-based visa programs – especially H1-B visas – are being pushed by the Trump administration.

Latest news: The USCIS is launching a brand-new electronic H-1B registration system for the upcoming cap season, and you'll be required to pre-register each candidate, starting March 1. Knowing the details of this new process is essential for any employer planning to use the H-1B system.

Take an in-depth look at the options available for employers and HR professionals to move essential foreign-born talent to the United States – for short-term visits, mid-term assignments and permanent residency.

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This incredibly timely session is led by a true immigration law expert and Washington insider. Attorney Kevin Lashus is a former assistant chief counsel at the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Kevin will lead an in-depth discussion on how to navigate today's immigration system and the steps you need to take to secure various types of employment-based visas, including:

Short-term visits:

  • TN, for citizens of Canada or Mexico to work in the United States in certain activities
  • B1 (in lieu of H-1B), for certain short-term work projects or meetings
  • H-2, for one-time, seasonal or peak-load foreign hiring

Mid-term assignments:

  • H-1B, for certain foreign professionals in "specialty occupations"
  • E-1 and E-2, for certain workers involved in international trade or investment
  • L1, for foreign workers employed by companies abroad that are related to U.S. employers
  • O, for workers with special abilities in science, arts, education, business or athletics


  • EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, for certain foreign workers with extraordinary skills or advanced degrees
  • EB-5, for certain entrepreneurs and their families

Each year, thousands of employment-based immigrant visas are made available to qualified applicants. Many industries – including finance, health care and construction – already take full advantage of these rules. It's only a matter of time before all industries see the benefit. Don't fall behind.

Discover how your organization can take maximum benefit of U.S. work visa rules to hire the best and brightest from around the world! Get your copy of Employment-Based Visas now!



Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
HR Specialist

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About Your Speaker:


Kevin Lashus is a Partner in the Austin, Texas, office of FisherBroyles, LLP. He focuses his practice on corporate employment verification compliance and inbound business immigration. Mr. Lashus assists clients in developing employment authorization and immigration compliance systems – including full-scale or localized IMAGE and E-Verify implementation protocols. Kevin previously served as assistant chief counsel at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, where he advised special agents on immigration prosecutions and worksite enforcement actions. He is board certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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