How to Comply with the New STEM OPT Regulations

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

2:00 p.m. EDT
11:00 a.m. PDT


How to Comply with the New STEM OPT Regulations

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released the final regulation that will alter how U.S. companies hire and employ F-1 foreign students with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The regulation will extend the period of authorized employment for certain students working pursuant to Optional Practical Training (OPT), but it will also impose significant new obligations and record-keeping requirements on U.S. employers.

Join BAL for a two-part webinar series with experts as they discuss the new requirements for employers, foreign students and U.S. universities, and explain how in-house professionals must alter their programs to comply with the new regulation. 

Part 1: Overview of the New OPT Program for STEM Graduates

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

2:00 p.m. EDT | 11:00 a.m. PDT

This webinar will provide in-house professionals with an overview of the regulation, including but not limited to:

  • When and how the regulation will go into effect
  • Transition rules for current F-1 students
  • Which foreign students will be eligible for the F-1 OPT STEM program
  • The application process for foreign students and employers
  • Required attestations and reporting by company representatives
  • On-site visits by the Department of Homeland Security
  • How the new OPT STEM program will affect H-1B cap planning strategies

Please click here to register for Part 1.

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