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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
New York, NY 10018

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
>>Consular 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
>>Extreme vetting
>>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)

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