February 25, 2014
It is common for companies to hire college students and plan to continue their employment after graduation. Increasingly, many foreign college students are in the United States on F-1, student visas and receive 12 months of work authorization upon graduation through Optional Practical Training (OPT). While this practice helps employers secure rising stars, failure to preserve F-1 status and OPT work authorization while waiting for H-1B (the main visa used by U.S. employers to hire foreign workers) approval can cause problems for the employer and employee.

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