BALCA Decisions and Current Trends in PERM Processing - Recording (.MP3)

BALCA Decisions and Current Trends in PERM Processing - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 10/20/2016
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2016-10-20-DL

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) never ceases to surprise immigration attorneys with new trends in audits and processing. Thus far, 2016 has not been an exception, and there have been both positive and negative developments in PERM adjudications. Our panelists will discuss recent BALCA cases as well as current trends in PERM and prevailing wage determination (PWD) processing that impact timing and processing in administering PERM adjudications and applications.

Featured Topics

  • Review of 2015–16 BALCA Decisions
  • Current Processing Times for Appeals, Including Requests for Reconsideration and Requests for Review
  • PWD and PERM Tips for Faster Processing
  • PERM Audits: Evolving Requirements of Section K

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Michael P. Nowlan (DL), Detroit, MI

Michael P. Nowlan is a member and Immigration Practice Group co-leader with Clark Hill PLC in Detroit. He is a 1992 graduate of Eastern Michigan University and a 1996 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He is currently a member the AILA Future of Immigration Law Practice Task Force. He has served as chair of the AILA Business Immigration Committee (2011–2016); vice chair of the AILA NSC Liaison Committee (2010–2011); member of the AILA CBP Liaison Committee (2009–2010); and was the AILA Michigan Chapter Chair (2007–2009). He has lectured extensively on immigration matters and published several articles for AILA and Matthew Bender (LEXIS).

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 United States 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 AILA’s Board of Governors and serves as chair of AILA’s DOL Liaison Committee. Mr. Miner speaks regularly around the country on topics relating to high-skilled immigration.

Frieda Garcia, San Francisco, CA

Frieda Garcia is a senior partner at Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, and works out of the firm’s San Francisco office. She manages immigration programs of multinational corporations and legal teams across the firm. Ms. Garcia advises clients on all aspects of immigration regulations, policy, and compliance. She regularly engages with clients to evaluate practices in light of industry trends and changing government adjudication standards. Ms. Garcia is an active member of AILA and she has participated in numerous speaking engagements at AILA national conferences. She is fluent in Spanish, and received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and a Bachelor of Science in human development degrees from the University of California at Davis.

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