Remote Employment and COVID: Effect on Nonimmigrant Visa Classifications

Remote Employment and COVID: Effect on Nonimmigrant Visa Classifications

Remote Employment and COVID: Effect on Nonimmigrant Visa Classifications - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 3/9/2021
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Experts on this advanced panel will address the issues associated with the U.S. employers’ continued remote employment of foreign workers (Work From Home) arising from the global pandemic, which is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. The panelists also will discuss the regulations, changes in policy guidance, and strategic considerations of value to employers to ensure compliance during this "new normal." They also will address:

Featured Topics:

  • H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 Restrictions on Changing Worksite Locations
  • Employer Policies to Ensure Compliance and Cooperation from Employees
  • Considerations for Remote L-1, E-1/E-2, J-1, O-1, OPT, and STEM OPT
  • How to “Handle” Notice and Compliance Issues After the Fact
  • Potential Penalties and Mitigation for Employers
  • Potential Maintenance of Status Issues for Employees

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Roger Tsai (DL), Denver, CO
Roger Tsai is a Partner and Immigration Practice Chair at Holland & Hart. He focuses on employment-based immigration issues for healthcare, technology, and energy sectors. Roger has served AILA as Chapter Chair (Utah), and on the DOL Liaison Committee, the Worksite Enforcement Committee, and as contributing Editor for Kurzbans. Roger has spoken on immigration compliance at national conferences hosted by the ABA, Federal Bar Association, AILA, American Health Lawyers Association, the Council for Global Mobility.

Emily Summers, Chicago, IL
Emily Summers is an Associate Attorney with Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo in Chicago, Illinois. Her practice focuses on employment-based and family-based immigration cases. Ms. Summers has experience working with non-immigrant visas, including H-1B, TN, and L-1 for corporate clients in many sectors, including higher education, information technology and engineering, as well as non-profits. She currently serves as the Chair of the New Members Division for the AILA Chicago Chapter.

Angel Feng, Boston, MA<
Angel Feng is a Special Counsel with Mintz. Her practice focuses in business immigration. Angel has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of Employment: Immigration as a “Next Generation Lawyer” and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and several other professional organizations. Angel received her J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law (2001), and her B.A. with honors from the University of California, Irvine.

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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