Employment-Based U.S. Nonimmigrant Visas and Green Cards: What You Should Know and Do
In June 2020, the U.S. government suspended the issuance of new employment-based nonimmigrant visas and green cards for the rest of the year. Aimed at protecting U.S. citizens’ health and jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the suspension covers nonimmigrants in the H-1B, L-1, H-2B, and J-1 visa categories as well as their dependents.
Given the many uncertainties, the ban presents a more challenging and complicated landscape for businesses in managing future workforce needs. Thus, it would be prudent for U.S. employers that rely on nonimmigrants to develop a contingency plan that will help them alleviate the effects of the regulatory changes.
Listen as a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group discuss the recent regulatory issues surrounding employment-based nonimmigrant visas and green cards. Speakers, among other things, will also offer expert insight on how U.S. businesses and organizations can cope with the changes considering the fast-evolving immigration backdrop.
In a LIVE Webcast, the speakers will discuss:
- COVID-19 Immigration Orders on Visas and Green Cards – Overview
- Recent Developments
- Implications for Employers
- What to Do
June Lee, Partner
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
- Current H1B and L Visa Situation and Strategies
Ignacio A. Donoso, Managing Attorney
Donoso & Partners LLC
- New H1B season and changes that may happen under new admin
Timothy C. D'Arduini, Partner
PERM Labor Certification Overview and Current Trends:
- DOL wage rule and its impact on prevailing wage determinations
- PERM recruitment strategies may serve as a basis for discrimination claims if advertisement and evaluation of applicants disincentivizes US workers
Visa Bulletin and Predictions on Green Card Availability
- Expectations for remainder of FY 2021 from the State Department
- Potential legislation in front of Congress to eliminate per-country limit
Who Should Attend:
- Human Resource Executives
- Immigration Officers
- Immigration Lawyers
- Human Resource Managers
- Employment Law Attorneys
- General Counsel
- Top Level Management
Jeong-Hwa “June” Lee is the leader of Nelson Mullins’ International and Immigration team and Korea Practice. She provides business-oriented practical legal counsel on matters ranging from first-time operations in the U.S., compliance with government and industry regulations, continuing operations, growth strategies, and dispute resolution. She helps them with a wide range of matters including site selection, incentive negotiations, M&A, business contracts, and global mobility matters for these international companies. She often acts as her clients’ outside general counsel.
Jeong-Hwa “June” Lee is the leader of Nelson Mullins’ International and Immigration team and Korea Practice. She provides business-oriented practical …
Founder and Managing Partner of Donoso & Partners, LLC, Mr. Donoso is a renowned business immigration lawyer for the United States and Canada. Ignacio has particular expertise working with investors, technology companies, academics and researchers.
Mr. Donoso’s career spans over 20 years as a lawyer, advising thousands of clients to successfully navigate the visa systems of the United States and Canada.
Mr. Donoso has been recognized among the Top 25 immigration attorneys in the United States for entrepreneur visas in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019. Mr. Donoso is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on immigration law, and has frequently published on specific issues related to immigration matters. He has been interviewed on national news media including Fox Business and the New York Times, as well as national television and radio in relation on immigration issues.
Founder and Managing Partner of Donoso & Partners, LLC, Mr. Donoso is a renowned business immigration lawyer for the United …
Timothy D’Arduini is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and a member of the Employment & Benefits practice focusing on global mobility and immigration. He assists Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, healthcare, insurance, defense and information technology industries to develop and execute global mobility strategies for their work corps. Tim has experience with business visitor, work permit and resident permit requirements in multiple jurisdictions including Brazil, Canada, China, Iraq and the United Kingdom. He also has advised multinational corporations on the impact of corporate transactions on work and resident permit holders on assignment in jurisdictions across the globe.
He has deep knowledge of the legal requirements and procedures for processing nonimmigrant visas, PERM Labor Certification applications, immigrant visas, adjustment of status applications, naturalization applications and waivers of admissibility before the Department of Labor, US Citizenship & Immigration Services and the Department of State. He also has significant experience with O-1 nonimmigrant and EB 1A immigrant visa petitions (extraordinary ability) for business executives, research scientists, award-winning television screenwriters, actors, musicians and chefs.
Tim has been involved with US District Court for the District of Columbia and US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit litigations on issues involving the interpretation of L-1B (specialized knowledge) and H-2B (temporary non-agricultural workers) regulations.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Tim served as a Law Clerk for Senior Associate Justice Jaynee LaVecchia of the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey and as a Marsha Wenk Public Interest Law Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey. He also has extensive experience working in multidisciplinary and boutique law firm practices, as well as at immigration legal services organizations.
Timothy D’Arduini is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and a member of the Employment & Benefits practice …
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Method of Presentation:
On-demand Webcast (CLE)
General knowledge of immigration law
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About Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Nelson Mullins is an AmLaw 100 firm of 800+ attorneys and professionals across 25 offices in 11 states serving clients in more than 100 practice areas. Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to private equity and venture funds and portfolio companies to emerging growth companies and start-ups. For more information, visit www.nelsonmullins.com.
About Donoso & Partners LLC
Donoso & Partners LLC is a leading business immigration law firm dedicated to helping investors successfully navigate the U.S. visa process. We are especially recognized for our expertise in EB-5 investor green cards.
About Mayer Brown
Mayer Brown is a distinctively global law firm, uniquely positioned to advise the world’s leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex deals and disputes.
With extensive reach across four continents, we are the only integrated law firm in the world with approximately 200 lawyers in each of the world’s three largest financial centers—New York, London and Hong Kong—the backbone of the global economy.
We have deep experience in high-stakes litigation and complex transactions across industry sectors, including our signature strength, the global financial services industry.
Our diverse teams of lawyers are recognized by our clients as strategic partners with deep commercial instincts and a commitment to creatively anticipating their needs and delivering excellence in everything we do.