Attorneys Theresa Corcoran, Nell Barker, and Sarah Pierce recently spoke at the 2014 International Educators of Illinois Conference. The International Educators of Illinois (IEI) is a state-wide organization that promotes and supports the professional development of professionals in the field of international education. The attorneys’ talk focused on issues surrounding H-1B amendments.
The decision of when to amend an H-1B petition is a constant conversation amongst employers. Employers and attorneys must determine whether an amendment is required when an employee moves to a new worksite, receives a new appointment, or just receives a new job title. At the conference the attorneys discussed what is and what is not considered a material change by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), the different rules related to travel and when a new Labor Condition Application may be required, as well as the consequences for failing to amend a petition.