Advanced PERM Issues

Advanced PERM Issues

Advanced PERM Issues - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 2/10/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Join our panel of experts as they cover trending and advanced issues in PERM labor certification. They will discuss how COVID-19 has changed the PERM landscape as increasingly more employers accommodate remote/roving workers, navigate returning to work, or embrace hybrid models. Panelists will also discuss the increase in DOL audits, the importance of clients being able to articulate business necessity at the outset, and managing client expectations.

Featured Topics:

  • Mobile Workforce (Travel vs. Roving vs. Telecommuting): What to Consider for ETA Form 9089, ETA Form 9141, and Recruitment
  • Trending PERM Issues: Updates, Changes in Address for Notice of Filing
  • Processing Times for Prevailing Wage, PERM, and Audits
  • Importance of Legitimate Requirements, Justifying Business Necessity
  • Reconciling Conflicts with Prior Nonimmigrant Petitions

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Bob White (DL), AILA DOL Liaison Committee Vice Chair, Schaumburg, IL

Bob White is a partner in the Immigration Group of Masuda Funai in its Schaumburg, Illinois office. Bob has been practicing exclusively in the employment-based immigration area for more than 28 years. Bob was previously Chapter Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) Chicago Chapter. He was also a member of AILA National’s Verification Committee and SSA Taskforce. Bob is currently Vice Chair of the AILA National’s DOL Liaison Committee. He is also a member of the Leadership Team of NAFSA: Association of International Educator’s Region V as Regulatory Liaison for Scholar Issues. Bob was selected as 2022 Lawyer of the Year for Immigration (Chicago) by the Best Lawyers publication.

Vincent W. Lau, AILA DOL Liaison Committee Chair, Boston, MA 

Vince (Managing Partner at Clark Lau LLC) counsels employers and employees on a range of temporary and permanent immigration options. His clients include professionals, employers, investors, institutions, entrepreneurs, and families. Vince enjoys taking complex immigration concepts and breaking them down into tangible and comprehensible ideas. It is with this same spirit that he speaks regularly at immigration conferences across the country and has developed a business immigration law curriculum for New England Law Boston. Vince has been named among "The Best Lawyers in America" since 2010.

Snehal Batra, Raritan, NJ

Snehal’s practice is limited to U.S. Immigration. Snehal has been in practice and a member of AILA since 2001. Snehal handle all types of business and employment visas including both immigrant and non-immigrant. Snehal also handles family-based immigration cases and Naturalization applications. Over the years Snehal has handled various other cases including: VAWA, WAIVERS, TPS, DACA, Asylum, H-1B site investigations. Snehal is also a member of the NJ State Bar.

Sachiyo Peterson, Columbus, OH

Sachiyo is a Partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. She focuses her practice on employment-based immigration and was recognized by Chambers USA as a band 1 attorney for Immigration. Her practice spans various industries, including manufacturing, retail, health care, IT, and other corporations. Sachiyo received her J.D. from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. Sachiyo is fluent in Japanese.

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