Leveraging Alternate Wage Surveys: A Practical Introduction

Leveraging Alternate Wage Surveys: A Practical Introduction

Leveraging Alternate Wage Surveys: A Practical Introduction - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 6/29/2021
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

The last year has seen a great deal of upheaval in the context of prevailing wages, impacting both nonimmigrant and immigrant cases. Given the uncertainty of the past and DOL’s delay rather than withdrawal of the new final rule on prevailing wages, it is more important than ever for immigration practitioners to understand the benefits and challenges of using alternate wage surveys in support of those cases. Our panel of experts will provide an in-depth guide to the fundamentals of alternate wage surveys, then offer insight into when and how to use this tool.

Featured Topics:

  • Understanding DOL’s Guidelines on What Constitutes an Acceptable Alternate Wage Survey
  • How to Obtain a Survey that Matches the Position and the Documentation That Is Required
  • What Information Is Needed to Accurately Complete LCAs, 9141, and 9089 Forms When Relying on an Alternate Wage Survey?
  • What to Do When the DOL Doesn’t Accept Your Survey: Does It Make Sense to Pursue a Request for Reconsideration?

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Sonal J. Mehta Verma (DL), Rockville, MD
Sonal J. Mehta Verma is a Founding Member of the Immigration Practice group at Nankin & Verma, PLLC, based in Rockville, MD, focusing her practice on business immigration matters. Ms. Verma has been a panelist at local, national, and international immigration conferences, and often lectures about immigration law to interested groups. A former Washington, DC Chapter chair, she has been chosen to serve AILA on various local and national committees for over 20 years.

Ashima Duggal, Mountain View, CA
Ashima Duggal has her own practice in Silicon Valley, CA. She has previously worked at two corporate immigration firms, the U.S. Department of Labor on the PERM program, and has consulted with the New York Immigration Coalition. She is currently the Chair for the AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter. As a passion, Ashima has produced and directed documentary films that give voice to previously unheard narratives, and she has practiced Vipassana meditation since 2007.

Deborah Blackwood, Prevailing Wage Consultant, The Survey Group, Beverly, MA

Faye M. Kolly, Austin, TX
Faye M. Kolly is a Partner at DMCA.LLP and manager of its Business Immigration Practice Group. She was a member of the AILA FOIA committee (2020) and presenter at 2021 AILA Virtual Annual Conference. Ms. Kolly is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Louis University School of Law.

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