Attendees can expect an overview of United States Business Immigration law, including a synopsis of key business visa categories, non-immigrant and immigrant business visa processes, and employer best practices. The class will cover business immigration fundamentals, as well as address current “hot” topics and considerations for employers to adapt to a frequently changing.
Key topics to be discussed:
What is U.S. Business Immigration law?
non-immigrant vs immigrant visa distinction
overview of visa classifications – e.g. alphabet soup
How does an U.S. employer sponsor a foreign employee?
Nuts and bolts
Labor market test -fact vs. fiction
Hiring and onboarding (e.g. H1B portability, F-1 Student Visa considerations)
Best practices – compliance and beyond
Work authorization and onboarding documentation
Prevailing wage obligations
Sponsorship termination – considerations
Tips/Takeaways for establishing and building an US immigration program
E-Verify and I-9 compliance
Employee inadmissibility considerations
FDNS site visits
Date: April 12, 2023
Mary Margaret Kenney | Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Molly is a Partner at Fragomen’s Boston office. She joined the firm in 2007 and has worked in the New York, San Francisco and London offices. Molly provides counsel to a range of international corporations, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, on all matters of corporate immigration, including immigrant and nonimmigrant work visas, the PERM labor certification process, maintenance of status, consular processing and naturalization. In addition, she advises on family-based immigration and corporate compliance matters.
Prior to joining Fragomen as an Associate, Molly worked as a law clerk with the firm. During law school, she interned for the criminal defense unit of the Brooklyn Legal Aid Society, and also interned with the Safe Harbor Project, where she worked on asylum and refugee cases.
Molly speaks English and Spanish.
I. Mastering immigration forms | 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Best practices on H1 visas
Effective petitions for permanent residence
L-1 Non-immigrant visas
Path from naturalization to US citizenship
II. Mastering immigration issues for employers | 2:30pm – 3:00pm
Nonimmigrant visas for visitors, students, trainees, and specialty workers
Ensuring proper employer immigration compliance
Break | 3:00pm – 3:10pm
III. Compliance and related immigration law issues | 3:10pm – 3:40pm
Employing documented foreign workers
Criminal and administrative penalties for failure to comply with employer
How to respond to a notice of inspection and ICE subpoena for I-9 records