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.

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

Read the FAQ here.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact BerryApplemanLeiden@bal.com.

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