Remote, Hybrid, or Return to Office: Advanced Issues for Advising Nonimmigrant Clients in an Evolving Employment Landscape

Remote, Hybrid, or Return to Office: Advanced Issues for Advising Nonimmigrant Clients in an Evolving Employment Landscape

Remote, Hybrid, or Return to Office: Advanced Issues for Advising Nonimmigrant Clients in an Evolving Employment Landscape - Recording (No CLE)
Live Event Date: 12/13/2021
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. No

The nature of work arrangements is changing, presenting employers with compliance challenges that affect labor condition applications (LCAs) and nonimmigrant visa applications. This advanced panel will examine how regulations and policy guidance apply to issues arising from remote, hybrid, and changed work assignments.

Featured Topics

  • How Hybrid or Remote Work Locations Affect Prevailing Wages
  • What to Do When Work and Home Are in Different Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA)
  • Managing Relocations and Changed Job Descriptions
  • How to Handle Roving Employees
  • Mitigation Strategies and Potential Penalties for Non-Compliant Employers
  • Advising Employers Without Physical Headquarters or Offices

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Dagmar Butte (DL), Portland OR
Dagmar Butte practices Business and Family Immigration and was an AILA Elected Director from 2005-2020. She received three AILA Presidential Commendations and the 2018 AILA Distinguished Service Award. Dagmar is listed as a SuperLawyer, Who’s Who Among Business Immigration Lawyers, and Chambers USA and is a member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers. She chaired or served on AILA National Committees including USCIS HQ, SCOPS, NSC Liaison, FOIA and speaks frequently on immigration topics.

Alka Bahal, Morristown, NJ
A recognized leader in immigration and nationality law, Alka counsels clients on legal and strategic issues arising from the international movement of key personnel, from the individual transfer of high-ranking executives to high-volume transfers of expert staff. Alka is Co-Chair of Fox Rothschild Immigration Practice Group, focusing on corporate immigration. She has extensive knowledge and in-depth experience in obtaining non-immigrant and immigrant visas on behalf of clients, as well as counseling, training, and developing compliance programs for employers. In addition, the practice supports the global movement of client personnel.

Hannah Little, Charlotte, NC
Hannah graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law and has practiced law since 2006. She is one of a limited number of attorneys certified as a Specialist in Immigration Law by the North Carolina State Bar. Hannah represents employers and employees in a variety of industries, including but not limited to, energy, manufacturing, information technology, and specialty chemical, and has extensive experience in the preparation of L-1 intracompany transfer petitions, H-1B specialty occupation petitions as well as other nonimmigrant work visa options. She also assists companies and individuals with applications for permanent employment certification for advanced degree professionals and skilled workers and immigrant visa petitions for individuals of extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers, and multinational executives and managers. In addition, Hannah has been rated by her peers with an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

Youngwook “Christian” Park, Reston, VA
Youngwook (“Christian”) Park provides strategic counseling to employers on all aspects of U.S. immigration law, regulation, and policy. Christian partners with clients to develop, design, and implement streamlined immigration programs to meet business and compliance requirements for the recruitment and retention of a foreign national workforce in the United States. Christian has served as counsel to a wide variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, distinguished universities, and businesses of all sizes. His work has involved clients across business industries, including technology, engineering, consulting, financial services, healthcare, biotech, automotive, and food and beverage. Christian is a frequent speaker on immigration topics and has provided numerous lectures and presentations to employers, employees, industry groups, and immigration professionals.

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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