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Your Corporate Immigration Program – Successful Strategies to Ensure Full Compliance

Chicago Office and Webinar

Time:

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (CT)  Breakfast and Networking

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (CT) Immigration Program

Program Update as of September 9, 2015:

The Department of State and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service announced a new visa bulletin system that will likely allow some people to file green card applications sooner, which could give them employment authorization. The system creates a new visa bulletin with a two-tier priority date cut-off system for Fiscal Year 2016 beginning on October 1. The intention is to allow applicants from oversubscribed countries, mainly India and China, to file their final green card applications sooner, even if there might not actually be an immigrant visa number available to them at the time of filing. This is a major change in immigration policy with significant implications for organizations that sponsor green cards for employees. We will discuss this new shift in policy and answer all of your questions at our upcoming immigration seminar.

Presentation Overview:

With globalization, more and more U.S. employers are requesting H-1B and L-1 work visas and filing PERM applications for highly skilled employees. But getting approvals from the Immigration Service or Department of Labor has been becoming more and more difficult. Come to a breakfast briefing to learn about key takeaways regarding the new green card policy, as well as compliance strategies and information that will enhance your organization's immigration program from experienced immigration attorneys who represent employers across the country. The topics will include the following:

  • The Visa Bulletin and per-country backlogs for green cards
  • The latest processing trends and updates for PERM Labor Certification applications
  • Updates and information on the L-1 intra-company transferee visa program
  • The H-1B work visa lottery – Strategies and H-1B Alternatives
  • I-9 and E-Verify issues for foreign national employees

Do you have any immigration questions that you would like to see addressed in this program? If so, please share them in the comments section of the registration page prior to hitting the submit button.


Who Should Attend? This program is designed for human resources professionals, in-house counsel, and other interested corporate executives.

We will apply for 1.5 hours of continuing legal education credit in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Virginia, and Wisconsin. We will issue a Certificate of Attendance to Arizona attendees as the State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement.

If you are member of another jurisdiction that does not honor CLE credit from AZ, FL, IL, IN, VA, or WI, we will be happy to provide the materials needed in order for you to apply for CLE credit. Please contact Donna Key, our CLE Coordinator, at donna.key@quarles.com.

There is no fee to attend this program.

Questions? Please contact Sheri Kotas at (414) 277-5402 or sheri.kotas@quarles.com.