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H-1B Spouses Now Can Work in the US Too

A little less than one month remains before the door closes on this year’s round of applications for H-1B visas, the certifications reserved for highly skilled workers—often in tech jobs—who want to work in the United States. These visas are in high demand, and may be even more desirable in the near future thanks to a new rule from the federal government that will benefit H-1B workers with families.


As a result of this change, companies looking to hire H-1B visa holders will have to be cognizant of the immigration processes that these potential employees will be going though to get work authorization. Ian Macdonald, a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, told that employers can’t forget about the costs of getting authorization for workers from outside the U.S. in light of the rule change.

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