Perfecting the Job Description: A Modern Artform - Recording (.MP3)

Perfecting the Job Description: A Modern Artform - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 2/21/2019
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2019-02-21-DL

In the midst of USCIS’s challenges to job descriptions and wage leveling, the art of drafting the job description for employers has become increasingly important. Seasoned and new practitioners alike are playing a greater role providing guidance to employers crafting real-world descriptions, taking into account the many factors that must be considered. Join our panel of experts as they discuss the importance of job descriptions, provide real-life examples, and examine the interplay between nonimmigrant (NIV) and immigrant visa (IV) categories.

Featured Topics

  • Providing Guidance to Clients as They Develop Effective and Accurate Job Descriptions
  • Matching Real-World Occupations to Appropriately Descriptive Descriptions
  • Evaluating and Identifying the Actual Requirements (Keeping in Mind the Intersection Between NIV and IV)
  • Thinking Ahead and Proper Documentation
    • Maintaining Realistic Job Advertisements and Sources That Analyze Entry into the Occupation
    • Collecting Resumes from Others in the Same Role
    • Considering Using Prior Recruitment

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Robert H. Cohen (DL), Columbus, OH
Robert H. Cohen is a partner with Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP, in Columbus, OH. He has practiced immigration law for over 38 years; his primary areas of practice include business and family immigration. Mr. Cohen served as the AILA Ohio Chapter Chair and on the DOL and NSC liaison committees. He is currently chair of the USCIS Benefits Committee and past chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council. He received the 2013 Jack Wasserman Award for excellence in litigation in the field of immigration law and has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America® for Immigration Law every year since 1995, and has been recognized by Super Lawyers. Mr. Cohen is a graduate of Miami University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Maggie M. Murphy, Austin, TX
Maggie M. 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.

Maria del Carmen Ramos, Tampa, FL
Maria del Carmen Ramos is a partner in the Tampa, Florida office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. Twice named Tampa’s top immigration lawyer, Maria understands that immigration law is a way for employers to move human capital, including workers’ knowledge, talent, skills, experience, and training, around the world. She works with U.S. and multinational clients to provide comprehensive business immigration representation on U.S. visa matters, covering the full spectrum of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processing for their professional workforce, including new hires, the existing talent pool, and international intracompany transfers. She takes a holistic approach to working with clients to develop an acute understanding of their business, assesses and advises on the options available, identifies potential risks and gains, and provides recommendations on strategy that best align to her clients’ key business needs while ensuring compliance with all applicable immigration law and regulations. Maria’s immigration practice reflects a commitment to educating her clients (often the human resource employees are given the thankless task of managing the clients’ immigration needs) and their workforce on the immigration process and working with them throughout the entire process or case.

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