The Impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak on H-1B Employers and H-1B Workers- Recording (.MP3)

The Impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak on H-1B Employers and H-1B Workers- Recording (.MP3)

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Presented 05/1/2020
02:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible No
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2020-05-01-DL

Our panel of experts will focus on advising H-1B employers and individuals in H-1B status on the fast-moving impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the workplace. They also will provide practitioners with an update on the latest USCIS announcements impacting H-1Bs.

Featured Topics

  • Fulfilling DOL Notice Requirements in the H-1B Context
  • Issues Arising from Telecommuting and Remote Work Arrangements
  • Absence of DOL and USCIS Guidance, Managing Risks Related to Layoffs, Furloughs, and Company-Wide Salary Reductions on H-1B Workers
  • Eligibility for, and Consequences of, Unemployment Insurance for H-1Bs
  • Impact of H-1B Employers’ Paid-Time-Off, Leave of Absence, or Other Policies on H-1B Workers
  • Best Practices to Minimize Wage and Hour PAF Audit During COVID-19 Measures
  • Will The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Provide Benefits to H-1B Workers?

Due to the late-breaking nature of the program and jurisdictional requirements, CLE credit is not available for this seminar.


Sarah K. Peterson (DL), AILA Board of Governors/DOL Liaison Committee Chair, Minneapolis, MN

Sarah K. Peterson is the founder of SPS Immigration PLLC based in Minneapolis, MN. Her employment-based practice focuses on physicians, high-tech, and academia. Sarah actively participates in AILA on both a local and national level. She currently serves as Chair of AILA’s DOL liaison committee and has been an active Elected Director on the AILA Board of Governors since 2012. Sarah was included in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in Minnesota 2020, has been recognized each year since 2016 as one of 40 Up and Comers in Employment Law by HRE/Law Dragon, is listed in the International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers since 2014 including selection since 2018 as a 'Thought Leader,' and was one of Minnesota’s Lawyer’s Up and Coming Attorneys for 2010.. She was a contributing author to AILA’s Business Immigration Law & Procedure, second edition, frequently speaks with the press, and travels internationally to speak on employment-based immigration. Sarah is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Eleanor Pelta, AILA Past President/DOL Liaison Committee/Administrative Litigation Task Force, Washington, DC

Eleanor Pelta is a past President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A partner in the labor and employment law practice of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, she co-manages the firm’s global immigration practice, with practice groups in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Boston and London. The practice focuses on assisting corporate clients in the management of large-scale global immigration programs, implementation of immigration policies and procedures, as well as assistance with all aspects of immigration compliance. Ms. Pelta was named one of the leading U.S. immigration lawyers by Chambers USA and Chambers Global and is consistently listed in Best Lawyers in America. The Legal Times has named Ms. Pelta one of the “Top 10 Immigration Lawyers in DC.” Ms. Pelta is a member of AILA’s Board of Governors. She served as a trustee of the American Immigration Council for several years, helped to organize the first immigrant achievement awards ceremonies, and was a founder of what is now the AIC Community Education Center. Ms. Pelta is also a Board member of New York’s Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

William A. Stock, AILA Past President, Philadelphia, PA

William A. Stock is a founding partner of Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, in Philadelphia and New York, and handles all aspects of immigration law, including assisting companies and individuals in obtaining employment- and family-based visas; resolving citizenship issues and obtaining naturalization; and defending clients in DHS and Department of Labor enforcement proceedings. He is a Past President of AILA. He has authored many articles on immigration law topics and serves as a Senior Editor of the Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook and as an adjunct faculty member at Villanova University Law School.

Khorzad Adi Mehta, AILA DOL Liaison Committee, Owings Mills, MD

Khorzad A. Mehta practices immigration law in Owings Mills, MD. He represents individuals, families and U.S. employers with employment- and family-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa matters. He has a special interest in the representation of international physicians and their employers with J-1 waivers to improve access to health care for the rural, semi-rural, and low income populations of the United States, H and O nonimmigrant petitions, labor certifications, and National Interest Waivers and Extraordinary Ability based immigrant petitions. Khorzad is a 2004 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, a 2001 graduate of The Ohio State University, and is admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of Ohio and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

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.

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