Top Seven PERM Issues for 2017 - Recording (.MP3)

Top Seven PERM Issues for 2017 - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 1/31/2017
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2017-01-31-DL

Prior to the implementation of the new PERM regulations, practitioners still need to navigate issues arising with the current PERM program. Our expert panelists will address the top issues that PERM practitioners may encounter with the current PERM program in 2017.

Featured Topics

  • Denials by Surprise
  • What Is a Reasonable Period of On-the-Job Training?
  • Recruitment: What Can, Should, and Should Not Be Included?
  • The New Audit Format: Can I Really Leave That Information Out?
  • Prevailing Wage (PW) Strategies: Challenging Occupations, All Other Category, and Acceptable Independent PW Surveys
  • Processing Times: The Good (PERM Adjudications), the Bad (PW Adjudications), and the Ugly (BALCA Reviews)
  • To Refile or Appeal (Both PW and PERM)

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Deborah J. Notkin (DL), AILA Past President/Business Immigration Committee Vice Chair, New York, NY
Deborah J. Notkin is a partner in the firm of Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP, and maintains a large business immigration and nationality practice. She is a past president of AILA (2005-06), and serves on the AILA Board of Governors. A noted expert in business immigration, she is a frequent lecturer at the Practicing Law Institute, the New York State Bar Association, and AILA. Human Resource Magazine has named Ms. Notkin one of the 20 most powerful business immigration attorneys in the United States. Ms. Notkin is listed in Best Lawyers in America, the International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, and Chambers USA as recommended immigration counsel. New York Super Lawyers has also listed her as one of the top immigration attorneys in New York. Her numerous articles on business immigration have been cited frequently in other immigration publications.

Ester Greenfield, Seattle, WA
Ester Greenfield is of counsel at MacDonald, Hoague & Bayless, in Seattle, WA, and her practice is limited to immigration law. She represents employers and individuals in business and family immigration cases as well as citizenship matters. She is a past chair of the AILA Washington State Chapter and has taught immigration law and the immigration clinic as an adjunct professor at the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University). She has written and lectured nationally on immigration topics with an emphasis on PERM labor certifications. She served on the AILA DOL Liaison Committee for a total of eight years. She is the co-author of an article on prevailing wages that has been published in every edition of AILA's PERM manual since 2005. She was recognized by Best Lawyers as "Lawyer of the Year" in immigration law for Seattle, WA, in 2013 and 2015.

Jeff Joseph, Aurora, CO
Jeff Joseph is a past chair of the AILA Colorado Chapter and served for six years as a director on the AILA Board of Governors. In 2004, he received the Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award from AILA. From 2009-17, he was selected for inclusion into the Best Lawyers in America. From 2006 through 2017, Mr. Joseph was named a "Colorado Superlawyer" by Colorado Superlawyer Magazine. 5280 Magazine also named Mr. Joseph a "Top Lawyer" from 2006 through 2017. Mr. Joseph is an adjunct professor of immigration law at the University of Denver College of Law. He is bilingual in Spanish.

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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