In the modern US economy there is a lot of talent that is in H-1B or other visa status in America. When a successful business places an ad for a new opening, almost every time, there will be at least one or two candidates who is in the US but either without employment authorization or under certain limitations. In the IT industry this number is way higher. Approximately
80-90% of applicants that reply to job advertisements in the Information Technology sector are immigrants.
In order to compete in the changing business circumstances, employers can no longer afford disqualifying such applicants right away. There are a lot of great applicants who are qualified and over qualified. But, most importantly, such applicants may consider lower salaries.
For those prospective employees in a valid H-1B status there is an easy solution. It is called H-1B Transfer or H-1B Change of Employer. H-1B visas are easily transferable. Skylex can facilitate a transfer of such candidates as a quickly as within 3 weeks.
For those employees who are not in an H-1B status and never had an H-1 filed for them, applications must be filled out by April 1st. There is no way around it. Each new H-1B must be counted against a special limit called H-1B visa cap. Please see our blog on the Cap subject and see our discussion on the last 2015 cap numbers and news.
A few words on Prevailing Wage (minimum salary that an H-1B worker must be paid). A given employment position must be compensated at a prevailing wage in a particular geographic area. This wage is set up by Department of Labor and very strictly enforced. Skylex offers a wide range of legal services cover everything related to employing H-1B professionals, including the Compliance with Department of Labor and other Regulations.