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Navigating the Immigration Maze: Strategies and Solutions from Work Visas through Greencards

January 28, 2014

Navigating the Immigration Maze: 
Strategies and Solutions from Work Visas through Greencards

Employers of foreign “talent” face a wide range of legal requirements in order to obtain and maintain employment authorization.  With the field of Immigration Law in constant motion, employers need to stay on top of developments as well as options to maintain the continuity of valued foreign employees from the Work Visa through the Permanent Residence (Greencard) sponsorship process.  The laws in this area are complex, and employer missteps can lead to legal violations as well as loss of valued employees.

Please join us on January 28, 2014, as Michael L. Kabik, Esq., Chair of Shulman Rogers’ Immigration Practice Group, discusses current hot topics in the Immigration arena and how these issues affect local employers, including start-ups, tech companies, and international companies entering and expanding in the U.S. market.  This presentation will focus on:

·        H-1B (Professional), L-1A (Intra-company Transferee), E-2 (Treaty Investor) and other visas – Requirements and options, what’s best?

·        H-1B cap filings – The window opens on April 1st!  What do I need to be ready?

·        H-1B cap exemptions – For what and who qualifies?

·        “Free Trade Visas” – Special “H-1B alternatives” for citizens of Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, and Singapore

·        F-1 Optional Practical Training (“OPT”) STEM extensions – What are the requirements?  Is the E-Verify price too high?

·        Export Control certifications – What exactly am I exporting and how does it affect work visas?

·        PERM Greencard Sponsorship – Process and Requirements: prevailing wage, recruitment, audits

·        Permanent residence without Labor Certification – EB-1 options for Extraordinary Ability and Multinational Executives

·        Strategic immigration planning – Special considerations for start-ups, tech, and international companies

Date:        Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Time:        7:30 am – 8:00 am   Registration and continental breakfast

                  8:00 am – 10:00 am   Program with Q&A

Place:       The Shulman Rogers Conference Center
12505 Park Potomac Avenue, Sixth Floor
                   Potomac, Maryland 20854

Directions:      /contact-Potomac_Rockville.html  

To R.S.V.P. call 301-945-9229 or e-mail by January 24th.

There is no charge for the program, but reservations are required as seating is limited.