Using Alternate Wage Surveys for PERMs and H-1Bs: Money Matters - Recording (.MP3)

Using Alternate Wage Surveys for PERMs and H-1Bs: Money Matters - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 01/18/2018
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2018-01-18-DL

In light of (and in spite of) recent requests for evidence regarding Level 1 wages for H-1B petitions, it may be time to seriously consider using alternate sources of wage information. This panel of experts will review the regulations regarding alternate wage surveys for both the H-1B and PERM processes, how to strategically use such surveys, and the pitfalls to avoid (both written and unwritten).

Featured Topics

  • What Is an Alternate Wage Survey? No, Really: What Counts Legally?
  • Documents Needed to Prove the Alternate Wage Survey Complies with DOL’s Requirements
  • What Should You Consider Before Diving into the Work?
    • Employer’s Ability to Obtain/Afford Survey, Historical Data in Survey, Evidence It’s a Good Fit, Geographical Regions Covered, Etc.
  • Real World Examples of How to Successfully Use Alternate Wages

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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. Mr. Miner is a co-author of Business Immigration: Law & Practice, 2nd Edition, which is a leading treatise on business immigration matters. He is an elected director on the AILA Board of Governors, and serves as a member of the AILA DOL Liaison Committee and the AILA Business Immigration Response Team. Mr. Miner speaks regularly around the country on topics relating to high-skilled immigration.

Ashley Foret Dees, with offices in both Texas and Louisiana, represents employers and individuals through the complex immigration process. She regularly speaks at AILA's Annual Conference, AILA Texas and MidSouth Chapter Conferences, the Federal Bar Association Conference, the Louisiana State Bar Immigration Law Conference, and other conferences regarding H-2B and H-2A visas and employer compliance. Mrs. Dees founded and chairs the Louisiana State Bar Association's Immigration Law Section and serves as chair of their Annual Immigration Law Seminar.

Magaly Pilar Rojas Navarro is an associate attorney at Clark Lau LLC. Her practice focuses on a variety of employment-based and family-based immigration matters. She counsels employers and employees on the PERM labor certification process, as well as H-1B and L-1 visa processes. Ms. Rojas Navarro also assists highly skilled professionals in the fields of life sciences, technology, and higher education with permanent residency. She has been invited to speak on various immigration panels and served as an Associate Editor for the Immigration Practice Manual published by the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). Ms. Rojas Navarro is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers' Association (AILA) and currently serves in the Congressional Liaison Committee for its New England Chapter.

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