|Live Event Date: 04/13/2023|
|Web Seminar||90 min.||No|
As the economy struggles to bounce back from COVID-19 and corporations are tightening their fiscal belts, business decisions such as reductions in hours, furloughs, and layoffs can have significant implications both for foreign nationals and U.S. employers. Panelists on this intermediate seminar will discuss the ramifications of such decisions on employers and employees and offer strategies for mitigating negative effects on all stakeholders.
- AC21 60-day grace period: cessation of work, notice period, severance pay, and other considerations
- Furloughs, benching, and reduction in hours: What is permissible with or without an amendment?
- Logistics and timing: change of status, maintenance of status, bridging applications, and consular concerns
- PERM considerations and consequences
- Adjustment of status applicant issues: maintaining underlying nonimmigrant visa status vs. employment authorization/advance parole (AP); traveling on AP
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Tom-Tahmina Watson (DL), Seattle, WA
Tom-Tahmina Watson is the founder of Watson Immigration Law. She serves as the Chair of the AILA WA Response Committee and is a member of the AILA National Media Advocacy Committee. Tahmina is a columnist for Above the Law and the author of The Startup Visa: Key to Job Growth and Economic Prosperity in America.
Jonathan A. Grode, AILA CBP Liaison Committee, Philadelphia, PA
Maria Kallmeyer, Chicago, IL
Jessica Lee Young, Fairfax, VA
Jessica Lee Young is an Assistant General Counsel at Capgemini, advising on immigration and compliance in the U.S. and Canada. Jessica has been a speaker for AILA and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) at the national and local levels. She currently chairs AILA’s In-House Counsel group; is Co-Lead of ACC’s National Capital Region DE&I Advocates & Allies Subcommittee; and is a Board Member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA) Washington D.C. chapter.