Cap-subject H-1B Visa: Significant Influence on Workers, Wages and Employment Process
U.S. companies use the H-1B program to employ highly skilled foreign professionals in occupations requiring at least a bachelor's degree. Due to its versatility, it is the most commonly used work-authorized visa category and, in recent years, demand for H-1B visa numbers has surpassed the supply. Every year, there is a statutory limit of 65,000 visa numbers for new hires, with an additional 20,000 for individuals with a Master’s or Doctorate from a U.S. university.
Amidst the increasing demand for H-1B visa numbers, concerns regarding the implications of H-1B Visa on workers, wages, and employment have emerged. In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will help the audience better understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the various implications of H-1B Visa as well as the latest developments.
Key topics include:
- The H-1B Visa – Overview
- The Lottery-Based H-1B System
- H-1B Visa and the U.S. Economy
- Implications of H-1B Visa
- Regulatory Developments
Dana A. DiRaimondo, Partner
DiRaimondo & Schroeder LLP
- The H-1B Visa – Overview
- What is the H-1B Visa (what it's for, who can qualify, substantive requirements, procedural requirements)?
- The Lottery-Based H-1B System
- What is the H-1B Cap (numerical limits, selection process, cap carveouts and exemptions, and what this all means for employers and individuals)?
- Criticism of the H-1B Program
- The most common criticism of the H-1B visa program, high profile cases of alleged "misuse", and the safeguards built in to the program/process to combat this
- Advanced Issues
- Rigid Degree Relevancy Standard, Roving Employees, Simeio Decision, Employer/Employee Relationship
- Alternatives to the H-1B
Kelli Hayes, Attorney
Hammond Law Group
- Terminating H-1B employees
- Anticipating moving employees under Simeio ruling
- Wage levels
- Properly documenting Public Access Files
- Right to control
- Peripatetic workers
Matthew C. Morse, Partner
Fakhoury Law Group PC
- USCIS site visits
- DOL site visits and current LCA penalties
- Speculation regarding impact of U.S. election and any future immigration reform on H-1B program, enforcement, third party placement, filing fees, etc.
Who Should Attend:
- Employment and Immigration Lawyers
- Human Resource Personnel
- General Counsel
- In-house Counsel
- Immigration Officers
- Other related/interested Professionals and Organizations
Matthew Morse has been an immigration attorney for twelve years, focusing on employment-based and family-based immigration law issues. He has extensive experience with H, L, TN, O, K, B visas, as well as with Labor Certifications, Visa Processing, Adjustment of Status, and healthcare worker immigration issues. Mr. Morse also has profound proficiency with Extraordinary Ability Alien cases, National Interest Waiver physician petitions, Outstanding Professor/Researcher petitions, Advance Degreed Professionals cases, Multinational Managers and Executives cases, and Naturalization law issues. Prior to practicing Immigration law, Mr. Morse practiced Gaming and Real Property Law, as well as Contract Law in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Morse held internships with the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.
Matthew Morse has been an immigration attorney for twelve years, focusing on employment-based and family-based immigration law issues. He has …
Dana DiRaimondo has experience representing immigration clients across diverse industries, including finance, technology, engineering, architecture, and fashion. Prior to founding D&S, Dana worked for several years with a large global corporate immigration firm, representing Fortune 500 companies as well as start-up, small, and medium-sized organizations on a wide variety of employment-based and family-based immigration matters. She has successfully assisted clients in obtaining H-1B, L-1, O-1, P-1, E-1/E-2, E-3, TN, B-1 and J-1 visas, as well as with PERM and EB-1 filings and has experience working with entrepreneurs and start-up enterprises, advising regarding the immigration consequences of criminal conduct, and obtaining nonimmigrant and immigrant waivers of inadmissibility. Dana has been selected for inclusion in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars and was named one of the Top 20 Immigration attorneys in Brooklyn by Expertise.com.
Dana DiRaimondo has experience representing immigration clients across diverse industries, including finance, technology, engineering, architecture, and fashion. Prior to founding …
Kelli Hayes assists employers, particularly in the healthcare and IT industries, with employment-based immigration needs, including H-1B, L, TN, and B-1 investor visas, J-1 physicians under the Conrad 30 program, and green cards (Labor Certification, I-140, I-485, and Consular Processing). Her clients range from Fortune 500 businesses to start-up companies. Kelli regularly attends international recruitment events in support of her clients and speaks on successful recruitment and retention of healthcare workers by US hospitals and healthcare staffing companies. She also recently presented on the topic common business Requests for Evidence at the 2016 Fall Ohio American Immigration Lawyers Association conference.
Kelli Hayes assists employers, particularly in the healthcare and IT industries, with employment-based immigration needs, including H-1B, L, TN, and …
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About Fakhoury Law Group PC
Fakhoury Global Immigration (FGI) specializes in U.S. and global business-based immigration and represents many of the world’s leading brands in the automotive, engineering, health care, and information technology sectors, among others. Given its growing worldwide client base, FGI has added four offices in California, Colorado, New York, and India to its headquarters in Troy, Michigan. FGI’’s core values of comprehensive immigration expertise and customer-centered service has shaped the firm’s approach to immigration law. FGI has distinguished itself from other such firms by emphasizing technology-driven solutions and Six Sigma processes that increases the approval rating for their clients.
About DiRaimondo & Schroeder LLP
D&S is a full-service business immigration law firm specializing in partnering with clients to identify and develop immigration solutions. D&S provides each client with high-level, attorney driven representation allowing us to provide sophisticated, individualized legal advice. With an emphasis on exceptional client service, accountability, and communication, we are able to understand each client’s needs and customize an immigration solution to help meet them. The Firm’s partners have over 10 years of business and family immigration experience working at the world’s largest business immigration law firm, and have cultivated that experience to provide entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small to mid-sized businesses with exceptional legal service.
About Hammond Law Group
Hammond Law Group, LLC is a full-service immigration law firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio. We have a national practice, serving clients located throughout the United State with offices in Ohio, Arizona, California, and Canada. We began operations in 1991 and since that time have provided representation to individuals and corporations, handling both family and business based types of cases. In the over twenty years we have been in business, we have developed a reputation as a fun and caring place to work where integrity still counts. These character traits reflect in our client relationships as evidenced by our honest and transparent billing procedures and our continued quest to make you, the client, achieve the obvious goal; a successful result, and the not-so-obvious but, often equally important goal; performing better for your customers, employees and supervisors.