Challenging H-1Bs and PERMs: Best Strategies for Offsite Workers - Recording (.MP3)

Challenging H-1Bs and PERMs: Best Strategies for Offsite Workers - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 11/08/2018
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2018-11-08-DL

Our expert panelists will explore the latest trends in both H-1B and PERM rules as they apply to offsite and nontraditional work arrangements. They also will discuss the rules, policy guidance, and strategic considerations for preparing H-1B petitions and PERM applications for: (1) telecommuting employees and virtual offices; (2) third-party placement employees; and (3) traveling/roving employees. Finally, the panelists will address the topics listed below for each of these three groups.

Featured Topics

  • H-1B Itineraries and Contracts: When Required Based on Recent Policy Guidance
  • H-1B LCAs and PERM Prevailing Wage Requests: Geographic Areas to Include and Where to Post
  • Labor Market Test for PERM: What Geographic Market Should You Test and What Language Should Be Included in Advertisements?
  • Anatomy of Form I-129 and Form ETA 9089: How to Complete Forms and Special Language to Include


Roger Tsai (DL), Salt Lake City, UT
Roger Tsai is a business immigration attorney with the Denver-based law firm of Holland & Hart. He has previously served as a member of the Board of Governors for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently serves on the Distance Learning Committee. He has also spoken at national conferences for the Federal Bar Association and the AILA on immigration worksite enforcement. Roger's articles on immigration have been published by the American Bar Association and the AILA. He was the first non-Hispanic member of Governor Herbert's Hispanic Advisory Council, and was instrumental in finding common ground on the divisive issue of immigration through dialogue between state lawmakers and the Hispanic community. A dedicated community servant, Roger has successfully represented several asylum seekers pro bono from China, Kosovo, Guatemala, and Ethiopia. Outside the practice of law, he has led numerous projects as president of the Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce and as a board member of the Society of Human Resource Management to engage and strengthen Utah's minority community.

Jonelle Ocloo, Columbia, MD
Jonelle Ocloo represents corporations and individuals in a variety of immigration matters including employment-based, and family immigration. She frequently speaks at national seminars on immigration law and guest lectures at law schools. Ms. Ocloo is the AILA liaison to the USCIS Baltimore Field Office and served as Vice Chair of the AILA Practice Management Committee. She is Past Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section. Her peers have selected her for the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers; and she has been recognized as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. Ms. Ocloo received her B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary (magna cum laude) and her J.D. degree from Yale Law School.

Jeanne M. Malitz, San Diego, CA
Jeanne M. Malitz is the principal of Malitzlaw, Inc., a boutique law firm specializing in employment-based immigration matters. Malitzlaw, Inc. has a national presence representing employers on a wide variety of immigration-related matters with an emphasis on permanent labor certification and temporary labor certification for agricultural employers. Her practice also includes counseling on employment verification including E-Verify and I-9-related issues. Ms. Malitz actively participates in advocacy for immigration reform through national committee work on behalf of AILA and the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE). She is a member and former co-chair of the AILA DOL Liaison Committee. Ms. Malitz also chaired the H-2A Committee for the NCAE. She frequently presents and writes on immigration-related topics. Ms. Malitz received her B.A. degree from the University of San Diego (magna cum laude, 1985) and her J.D. degree from the Boston University School of Law (1990). Ms. Malitz formed Malitzlaw, Inc. in 2002 and has been nominated as a San Diego “Top Lawyer” from 2013 to the present.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.