Implications of Layoffs for Foreign Workers - Recording (.MP3)

Implications of Layoffs for Foreign Workers - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 4/18/2017
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2017-04-18-DL

Reductions in Force (RIFs) of any size can affect foreign national employees differently than U.S. workers, even if these foreign national employees themselves are not laid off. Our panelists will review how layoffs can impact both immigrant and nonimmigrant visa processing, discuss issues affecting dual representation, and provide strategies for being proactive in a reactive environment.

Featured Topics

  • Impact of a RIF in the Nonimmigrant Context, Including Considerations for H-1B Dependent Employers
  • When Must an Employer Offer Return Airfare Home? Special Rules for H-1B and O-1 Workers Who Are Laid Off
  • Filing a PERM Application Less than Six Months from a RIF and Other PERM Strategies When Layoffs Are on the Horizon
  • Layoffs During the I-140 and I-485 Stages
  • Issues of Dual Representation, Including Immigration Counsel in RIF Due Diligence

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Maggie Murphy (DL), Austin, TX
Maggie Murphy has extensive experience in all areas of U.S. immigration law, but she primarily focuses her current practice on employment-based immigration for corporate clients and outstanding professors/researchers, as well as sophisticated immigration-related compliance work for employers of all sizes. Ms. Murphy has expertise in managing PERM campaigns for employers and in developing cost-effective strategies for companies and organizations interested in hiring professional foreign workers. She has organized massive I-9 and LCA compliance programs for Fortune 500 organizations. Ms. Murphy is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is a frequent speaker on business-related, immigration compliance topics and has leadership roles in several state and national sections and committees.

Gregory A. Wald, San Francisco, CA
Gregory A. Wald is partner with Squire Patton Boggs in San Francisco where he directs the firm's Northern California immigration practice. From 1997 to 2000, he served as an Assistant District Counsel for the Legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service in the Miami and San Francisco districts. Mr. Wald previously served as chair for the AILA Northern California Chapter in 2010-11 and as a member of the AILA OCAHO Liaison, Verification & Worksite Enforcement Liaison, Distant Learning, and Bylaw Committees. He currently serves on the AILA SSA/DMV/SAVE Taskforce.

Carrie Ziegler Thomas, Milwaukee, WI
Carrie Ziegler Thomas is a senior associate with the Milwaukee immigration law firm of Grzeca Law Group, S.C. She represents a wide variety of companies and their employees in all facets of employment-based immigration law. Ms. Ziegler Thomas was named as a Wisconsin Law Journal "Up and Coming Lawyer" in 2012. She has been a speaker at multiple business immigration law presentations to other attorneys, clients, international educators, and students. She is also dedicated to providing pro bono assistance at Marquette University's legal clinic.

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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