Immigration Law in the Workplace: The Current Compliance Landscape (1.13.11)
Complying with immigration law has become increasingly complicated for companies and as the government ratchets up enforcement efforts employers need to be prepared. This program will discuss the current compliance landscape and government enforcement strategies. Topics to be addressed will include the essential requirements for effective immigration compliance; how to build a sufficient corporate compliance program; how to minimize the impact of an audit; how to prepare and defend the employer during an audit and how to negotiate an optimum result.
Padilla v. Kentucky: Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions (10.4.10)
The program is expected to explore central aspects of the Padilla v. Kentucky decision including the scope of the duty to advise the defendant concerning the immigration consequences of taking a plea. The program will offer practical guidance to criminal defense counsel concerned with providing a proper advisal. The immigration consequences of certain criminal convictions will be analyzed, and the impact of Nijhawan v. Holder on the categorical analysis will be included in the discussion.
The Intersection of Criminal and Immigration Law: What You Don't Know May Hurt Your Client (Original Live Program Date: 2/18/09)
The intersection of criminal and immigration law is becoming more and more critical to attorneys practicing in both fields. This program will present a discussion of the immigration consequences of criminal offenses and convictions, and how criminal and immigration lawyers can work together in a criminal case to protect a client from the effects of a criminal conviction. The speakers will discuss strategies for protecting the client at every stage of the criminal process: investigation, consultation, plea, and sentence.
H-1B Professional Worker: Pitfalls & Alternatives
This program will alert practitioners to the challenges of qualifying for the H-1B specialty occupation visa category and offer alternative routes. A panel of leading experts will discuss a variety of advanced topics including recent developments, defining specialty occupation, problem occupations, dealing with RFEs and denials, employer compliance & recent case law, changes in H-1B employment & alternatives to the H-1B category. This program is intended for practitioners with a working knowledge of the H-1B visa.