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Responding to H-1B RFEs Raising “Level 1 Wage” Issues

August 31, 2017
Audio Seminar

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  • $199.00
Late-Breaking Seminar
Special Pricing for Members: $99
Presented 08/31/2017
02:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible No
Length 90 min.
Format Live Audio Seminar
SKU AS2017-08-31


As USCIS ramps up the adjudication of FY2018 H-1B cap cases, AILA members are reporting the receipt of numerous requests for evidence (RFEs) raising issues where a Level 1 wage is indicated on the labor condition application (LCA). Join us for this late-breaking seminar for a discussion of this recent development. Our panelists will dissect the issues and strategize on how to respond to an RFE or Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) that raises a Level 1 wage issue. They also will instruct on best practices for preparing petitions that will help attorneys avoid an RFE or NOID.

Featured Topics

  • Breaking Down the Issues
    • USCIS Claim: A Level 1 Wage Is Inappropriate Given the Complexity of the Job Duties
    • USCIS Claim: The Position Is Not a “Specialty Occupation” Because the Level 1 Wage Indicates It Is an Entry-Level Position
  • Strategies for Responding to RFEs and NOIDs
  • Strategies for Avoiding RFEs and NOIDS in the Future
  • Is Litigation an Option and/or the Solution?

Free Downloadable Seminar Recording Included with Live Registration Included with registration, participants in the live seminar will receive a free downloadable recording of the seminar. It will be available in participant's Agora Digital Library approximately 4-7 business days from the seminar date. Order Recordings


  • Sarah K. Peterson (DL), AILA Board of Governors/ DOL Liaison Committee Chair, Minneapolis, MN
  • Dagmar Butte, AILA Board of Governors/USCIS HQ Liaison Committee, Portland, OR
  • Matthew D. Stump, AILA USCIS Service Center Operations Liaison Committee Chair, Oklahoma City, OK

The speaker's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided in the written materials are based on the speaker's experiences and current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and the speaker's experiences may differ from your own.
Special Pricing for Members: $99
AILA Member/International Associates $99
AILA Members’ Paralegals $99
AILA Nonprofit Members $99
AILA Law Student Members $99
Nonmember Attorneys $199
Other Nonmembers $199
Nonprofit Nonmembers $199
Nonmember Law Students $199
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The "Responding to H-1B RFEs Raising "Level 1 Wage" Issues" audio seminar takes place Thursday, August 31, 2017, at the times noted below:

  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time
The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on August 30, 2017.
Due to the late-breaking nature of the program and jurisdictional requirements, CLE credit is not available for this seminar.

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