H-2B Best Practices in Times of Caps and Lotteries
December 19, 2019
02:00 PM (ET)
The coveted H-2B visa is one of the most precarious that an immigration practitioner can utilize to obtain temporary, nonagricultural labor. Not just for low-skilled, seasonal workers, employers use the H-2B to fill various temporary, non-professional positions including highly specialized professionals needed for temporary projects when H-1B, TN, B-1, and other visa categories are not appropriate. In heavy demand, the H-2B is subject to strict timing constraints and lottery selection at both the DOL and USCIS phases. Our panel of experts will explain how to avoid pitfalls to file timely applications, offer practical tips on submitting H-2B applications in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) system, and discuss trends in H-2B practice at DOL, USCIS, and consular posts.
- Using FLAG to File Prevailing Wages, ETA 9142B, Appendices, and Supporting Documents
- DOL Phase: Temporary Labor Certification, Job Order, Recruitment, and NODs
- Post-Certification Issues and Ongoing Employer Obligations
- RFE Trends at USCIS and Issues at Consular Posts
FacultyAshley Foret Dees (DL), AILA DOL Liaison Committee Vice Chair, Lake Charles, LA
Ashley Foret Dees is the owner and managing attorney at Ashley Foret Dees, LLC, where she practices immigration law in southwest Louisiana. She represents employers and individuals through the complex immigration process. Her practice includes many agricultural and seafood processing employers. She represents those businesses through the immigration processes including H-2A, H-2B, H-1B and PERM. She regularly speaks at AILA and the AILA MidSouth Chapter conferences regarding H-2B and H-2A visas. Mrs. Dees has served on the AILA National Pro Bono Committee. She currently serves as the H-2 chair on the AILA DOL Liaison Committee, which she joined in 2016. She also is founder and chair of the Louisiana State Bar Immigration Law Section.
Jeff Joseph, AILA Administrative Litigation Task Force Vice Chair, Denver, CO
Jeff Joseph is founder and senior partner of Joseph Law Firm, P.C. He is the Director of Corporate Immigration, Worksite Enforcement and Employer Compliance. He is a past chapter chair of the AILA Colorado Chapter and served for six years on the AILA Board of Governors. He currently serves as the AILA Administrative Litigation Task Force Vice Chair. In 2004, he received the Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award from AILA. From 2009-20, he was selected for inclusion into the Best Lawyers in America, and in 2016, Best Lawyers named Mr. Joseph as the Best Lawyer in Denver. Joseph Law Firm has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Tier I Law Firm in the field of immigration law. Mr. Joseph is an adjunct professor of immigration law at the University of Denver College of Law. He is bilingual in Spanish.
Loan T. Huynh, AILA DOL Liaison Committee, Minneapolis, MN
Loan T. Huynh is a shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron and has practiced immigration law for over 20 years. She focuses on employment-based immigration, corporate immigration compliance, and global mobility solutions for employers, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to mid-size companies, entrepreneurs/investors, and family-owned farms. She helps clients develop practical strategies to meet their global mobility and business immigration goals. Loan was a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council. She is a current member of the AILA DOL Liaison Committee and Fredrikson & Byron's Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Loan is a frequent speaker at national conferences
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The H-2B Best Practices in Times of Caps and Lotteries audio seminar takes place Thursday, December 19, 2019, 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
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Due to the late-breaking nature of the program and jurisdictional requirements, CLE credit is not available for this seminar.
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