It’s that time of year when employers prepare and file H-1B visa petitions on behalf of foreign workers. The H-1B visa is an employment-based, non-immigrant visa category for temporary workers. H-1B visas allow foreign workers with at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent to work in specialty occupations for U.S. employers. They have become an essential tool for many businesses to get highly skilled and qualified workers in many different fields. In fact, many industries continue to lobby the government to raise the H-1B caps, which limit the number of H-1B visas granted each year, and thereby enable more foreign workers to work in the U.S.