This H-1B filing season may well be the most favorable in years for U.S. employers seeking to secure new H-1B workers. Due to the economic downturn, fewer H-1B filings are anticipated by April 1, 2009 and, with fewer petitions in the government’s pipeline, qualified filings have a better chance for approval. Still, as there is no reliable way to predict the number of anticipated filings, it is advisable to file H-1B petitions for your workers no later than March 31, 2009 and it is coming up!