This seminar is a practical, nut-and-bolts seminar for all who are involved in the process of hiring foreign workers. There will be special emphasis on recent changes in the law, particularly those arising since 9/11. Bring your questions since the format will be interactive with time allotted for questions and discussion.
- The latest in employer obligations and sanctions relating to I-9s
- How to get your valuable 'H' employee when fewer are being admitted
- Hiring and keeping your valued foreign employees for the long haul
- New challenges impact even high-level foreign workers
- Understand and anticipate post-9/11 changes in immigration
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
I. Overview Of U.S. Immigration Laws: Complying With Employer Sanctions
A. Citizens, Permanent Residents, And Non-Immigrants
B. Undocumented People; Others
C. Relevant Government Agencies
D. Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9)
E. Social Security Mismatch Letters
F. Exclusion, Deportation, And Removal
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
II. The Popular But Elusive Hs And Alternatives
A. Specialty Occupation Workers (H-1B)
B. Temporary Workers Filling Temporary Needs (H-2B)
C. Possible Alternatives (Os, Es, Js)
10:45 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
10:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
III. Temporary Workers And Visitors
A. Business Visitors (B-1 And VWP)
B. Intracompany Transfers: Managers, Executives, Specialized Knowledge Personnel
C. Canadian And Mexican Professionals Under The North American Free Trade Agreement (TN)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
IV. Employment-Based Immigration With And Without Labor Certification
A. The Labor Certification Process: Limited Review, RIR, And PERM
B. Other Employment-Based Paths To Permanent Residence: National Interest Waiver, Outstanding Researcher, And Extraordinary Ability
2:10 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
2:20 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
V. Planning For And Following Permanent Residency
A. Family-Based Immigration For Business Planning
B. Completing The Permanent Residence Process
C. Maintaining Permanent Resident Status And Obtaining U.S. Citizenship
3:20 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. The Impact Of External Forces On U.S. Immigration
A. Dealing With Non-Citizen Employees In Recessionary Times
B. Post 9/11 Changes In Immigration Law And Practice
C. NSEERS And USVISIT
D. Obtaining Non-Immigrant Visas At Consulates And Embassies Abroad In The Post 9/11 World
E. 'Name Checks' And Other New Security Measures