US Immigration & Labor Update: How to Manage the New Challenges for Business Immigration & Employment in the United States
|Wed. November 01, 2017
08:00 am - 10:30 am
!European American Chamber of Commerce New York
Immigration & Labor Update: How to manage the new challenges for Business Immigration & Employment in the United States
The New Reality: understanding changes to immigration law and practice in the new administration
• Opening: some of the key (labor and immigration) legislative and policy changes under the new administration
• Current trends in immigration law and policy including:
>>L-1 intracompany transferees: challenges and increased scrutiny by USCIS
>>H-1B issues including: annual availability, increasing requests for evidence, and proposed legislation on wages.
>>E-Visas: What are your options
>>Green card updates
>>TN updates & the future of the J-1 visa program
>>Business Travelers – updates and strategies for success
>>ESTA and the Visa Waiver Program
>>Advance Planning and Communication
>>Increase in site visits (audits) and harsher adjudication climate; is your organization ready for this?
Labor Laws and Compliance with NY Laws
• Trump’s Department of Labor
>>Overtime regulations; Independent contractors; Joint employers
• Recent New York state and city L & E developments
>>Wage disclosure; Paid Family Leave; Predictable/Flexible Scheduling; Freelance Act
Things to consider to mitigate risk and ensure compliance
• What are organizations doing?
>>Has your organization carried out an immigration/labor “health check”?
>>Contingent workers: who may be working on site, but who are employed by a third party – do organizations have visibility to this population and do they know what labor and immigration requirements they must take to ensure compliance?
>>Immigration policy: are immigration policies in existence and if so are they bullet proof in the event of an audit by federal authorities?
>>US Labor Laws: “looking forward”
• Short term business travelers (STBT):
>>Creating both tax and immigration liability
>>STBT policies and practices to mitigate risk
>>Closing: what might the future bring?
• Maria Fernanda Gandarez, Partner, Ogletree Deakins
• Jessica Rothenburg, Associate, Pepper Hamilton, LLC
• Marwah M Serag, Associate Partner & Attorney (IL), EY Law LLP
• Sunday Rubenstein, US Visa and Immigration Leader, EY
8:00 - 8:30 AM - Check in
8:30 - 10:00 AM - Program
10:00 - 10:30 AM - Networking
EACCNY Member: Free of Charge
EACCNY Non-member: $25 (non-refundable)
This Program is Sold Out