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High-Skilled Workers Final Rule, Part 1: Nonimmigrants

December 2, 2016
Audio Seminar

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Late-Breaking Seminar
This seminar is Part 1 of a two-part series. For Part 2, please visit the High-Skilled Workers Final Rule, Part 2: Immigrant Visas and EADs seminar page.
Presented 12/2/2016
02:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible No
Length 90 min.
Format Live Audio Seminar
SKU AS2016-12-02

On Friday, November 18, 2016, DHS published a final rule, “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers.” The rule goes into effect on January 17, 2017, and is intended to benefit U.S. employers and foreign workers by streamlining processes relating to the employment-based immigrant visa process and increasing job portability and flexibility for foreign workers. Part 1 of this two-part seminar will focus on the provisions relating to H-1Bs and other nonimmigrants. Part 2, to be held on December 12, 2016, will focus on the immigrant visa and employment authorization provisions.

Featured Topics

  • H-1B Cap Exemption
  • H-1B Portability
  • H-1B Extensions Beyond Six Years and Recapture
  • H-1B Licensing
  • H-1B Whistleblowers
  • Grace Periods for NIVs: 10 Days and 60 Days

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


Palma R. Yanni (DL), AILA Past President/USCIS Liaison Committee Vice Chair, Washington, DC
Palma R. Yanni has been practicing immigration law in the District of Columbia for over 25 years. Ms. Yanni served as the 2003-2004 AILA President. She has twice testified in Congress regarding the negative effect of visa delays on small business. She is listed in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, as well as Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Law. Ms. Yanni received the 2008 AILA Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for Excellence in Advancing the Practice of Immigration Law.

Jennifer Minear, AILA Treasurer, Richmond, VA
Jennifer Minear is a Director in the Immigration Practice Group of McCandlish Holton, PC in Richmond, Virginia where her practice focuses on business immigration. She is listed in the International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Attorneys and was named as an "Influential Woman of Virginia" by Virginia Lawyers Media in 2014. Ms. Minear is a frequent author and speaker for AILA and currently serves as its National Treasurer.

Kevin Miner, AILA Board of Governors/DOL Liaison Committee Chair, Atlanta, GA
Kevin Miner is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP and works with employers throughout the U.S. on business immigration processes. He has worked closely with the U.S. House and Senate Judiciary Committees to draft key provisions of immigration legislation. He is an Elected Director on the AILA Board of Governors, and serves as Chair of the AILA Liaison Committee with the U.S. Department of Labor. Mr. Miner speaks regularly around the country on topics relating to high-skilled immigration.

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.
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Nonmember Law Students $199
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The "High-Skilled Workers Final Rule, Part 1: Nonimmigrants" audio seminar takes place Friday, December 02, 2016, 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 December 1, 2016.

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