To B-1 or Not to B-1: Appropriately Utilizing the B-1 Visa - Recording (.MP3)

To B-1 or Not to B-1: Appropriately Utilizing the B-1 Visa - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 1/17/2019
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2019-01-17-DL

The B-1 is one of the most useful, and arguably most confusing, visa categories for employers and employees alike. The most obvious use—to attend business meetings or participate in brief trainings in the United States—is often unintentionally exploited by employers who misunderstand what actually is permitted under the B-1 visa. When properly used, however, the B-1 visa can be a very valuable tool for employers, particularly when other visa types are not available or are difficult to obtain.

Featured Topics

  • Refresher: What Do the Regulations Say? What About the Foreign Affairs Manual?
  • Ensuring Permissible Activities (and Tailoring Activities to Match)
  • Work Authorization: B-1, B-1/H-3 in Lieu of H-1B, After Sales Services, Business Development, etc.
  • B-1 vs. the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA): Benefits and Drawbacks of Each
  • The Application Process (and Preparing Clients)

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Danielle (Dani) Rizzo is a Partner at Harris Beach, PLLC in Buffalo, NY. She limits her practice to immigration law and focuses on employment-based immigration. She is the immediate past Chair of AILA's national CBP liaison committee, and is a past Chair of the AILA Upstate NY Chapter and of the AILA national Publications Committee.

Tracy Schauff has more than 20 years of experience in the area of immigration law. Prior to joining Fakhoury Global Immigration, she worked at Fragomen and the University of Michigan as the assistant director of the International Center. She was responsible for advising departments, faculty, and staff on various immigration issues and developing policies and protocols to ensure compliance with immigration regulations, I-9, and E-verify. She previously served on the Board of Directors for CFGI (formerly ACIP). Since 2009, she also has been involved with Global Detroit, a program seeking to utilize foreign national talent to improve the economic conditions in Southeast Michigan. She has been a frequent speaker at businesses and regional and national conferences, including AILA, NAFSA, MAIE and CFGI.

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