Employers that hope to hire foreign workers under the H-1B program should prepare to file as close to April 2 as possible. In recent years, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached its limit on H-1B visas within five days.
Effective June 6, 2018, Washington employers may not ask about arrests or convictions - or receive information through a criminal background check - before a job applicant is deemed otherwise qualified for a position.
Updated to reflect increase in immigration-related penalties, effective January 29, 2018.
HR guidance on providing new hire paperwork.