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PAST SEMINARS

Global Mobility Seminar Series - December 3, 2015 - Portland, Oregon

This presentation is intended for human resources professionals who manage recruitment and are responsible for administration of visa sponsorship programs.  Three one hour panels will be presented:

  • 8:00 - 8:30 Registration, coffee, tea and pastries
  • 8:30 - 9:30 Global Talent Acquisition and Retention: Demystifying the Visa Process (Global HRCI credit)
  • 9:30 - 10:00 Networking break: get to know your fellow HR professionals and speakers
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Managing the PERM Labor Certification Process for Foreign National Employees
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Immigration Due Diligence in Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions

Approved for 3 PDC from SHRM and 2 HR General and 1 Global (or HR General) credits from HRCI. Cost $125 

HR Strategies to Attract and Retain Global Talent - June 19, 2015

This presentation is intended for human resources professionals who manage recruitment and are responsible for administration of visa sponsorship programs. Topics covered will include intracompany transfers, specialty occupation work visas, extraordinary ability categories, and country specific visa categories.  Some familiarity with visa processes is helpful but not necessary

Seminars on President Obama's Executive Action - Multiple times December 11 and 12, 2014 in Portland, Oregon.

The President took action to provide some temporary relief to families and businesses.  Here are some important parts of his action:

  • Deferred Action for Parents (DAP) of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who have been in the U.S. since January 1, 2010.  This means work permits and protection from deportation.
  • Expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by removing the age limit and moving the date by which the applicant needed to be in the country from June 15, 2007 to January 1, 2010.  The DACA will also be increased to a three year period.
  • Expansion of the Provisional Waiver (I-601A) program to allow spouses and children of lawful permanent residents to apply and possible clarification of the extreme hardship standard.
  • Backlogged employment based immigrants will be able to file adjustment of status applications through some form of registration system, which will enable greater job portability.
  • Business immigration changes including national interest waivers for entrepreneurs, H-4 EAD regulations, expansion of OPT programs, and more.

It is important to note that none of these reforms is available yet, as it will take some time for formal guidance to be issued and applications to be accepted, and that this is not a change in the law.  Only Congress can change the law and make any permanent changes.  Register for one of our upcoming seminars on the President's Executive Action to learn more.  The cost is $20 and can be paid at the time of the seminar.