AM - Immigration for the HR Professional

Date: 11/06/2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: The Survey Group, 152 Conant Street, 2nd Floor, Beverly, MA 01915

Earliest registration date: 09/17/2019
Deadline to Register: 11/01/2019
Cost: $195.00 - Members, $250.00 - Non-Members
[No shows and cancellations after the Registration Deadline will be subject to payment - applies to paid events only]


This workshop provides an overview of the core principles of employment-based immigration law, and covers best practices and policy issues for employers hiring foreign talent. Workshop attendees will gain knowledge of the most common types of visas used to employ foreign talent in the U.S. We will cover key developments including the H-1B cap, hiring students on F-1 Optional Practical Training, the FICA exemption, enrollment in E-Verify, prevailing wage issues faced by employers during the H-1B and green card process, visa number retrogression and backlogs and global visa delays and challenges for business travelers. On the employment law and compliance side, we will discuss what employers may ask about immigration status in the pre-hire screening process, employer obligations to H-1B workers, and strategies for immigration and related employment law policy and planning. This workshop will also equip HR and in-house lawyers with strategies for complying with government “site visits” by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and best practices in communicating with government officials.


-- Strategies for Securing H-1B Approvals in 2019-20
-- Prevailing Wages for H-1B and PERM Cases
-- Pre-Hire Immigration Sponsorship Questions
-- E-Verify and Compliance Policies for I-9s
-- Visa Options for Employing Foreign Talent after the H-1B Cap
-- Related Employment Law Considerations
-- Best Practices in Communicating with Government Investigators
-- Mitigating Risk in Immigration Processes and Employee Relations
-- How a Recession Could Impact Immigration
-- Moving Business Travelers Globally

Recommended Attendees:

Human Resources Managers and Individual Contributors such as Global Mobility Representatives and Managers, Recruiters, Consultants focused on HR policy, In-House Lawyers and Corporate Counsel and Human Resources Generalists.


Douglas Hauer, Member, Corporate and Immigration Departments, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Doug is a partner at Mintz Levin. He represents companies in the management consulting, life sciences, research, investment, and IT sectors. A graduate of Boston University’s School of Law, Doug has counseled HR teams at companies of all sizes on the development and implementation of immigration policy. Doug also teaches immigration law and ethics at Boston University, where he obtained a JD degree.

Contact for further information: Melanie Taylor, 781-345-7510

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