The H-1B Maze: Guiding Clients through an Ever-Changing Landscape

The H-1B Maze: Guiding Clients through an Ever-Changing Landscape

The H-1B Maze: Guiding Clients through an Ever-Changing Landscape (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 07/11/2024
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

H-1B visas are an essential visa category in any business immigration lawyer’s toolkit. Given the volume of H-1B filings, the regulations and policies are frequently changing. The speakers on this advanced seminar will explore how complex fact scenarios can impact H-1B filings, amendments, and extensions. They also will discuss current H-1B trends and compliance requirements and provide valuable perspectives to help attorneys advise corporate clients with confidence.

Featured Topics:

  • Best practices for remote or hybrid employment and advising companies on compliance issues
  • Changes in approved employment and work location and when to file an amendment
  • Ability-to-pay issues, H-1B registration fraud, and day one Curricular Practical Training (CPT) complications
  • Best practices for public access files (PAFs) and site visits
  • DOL and USCIS compliance in corporate reorganizations
  • Cap-exemption strategies: concurrent H-1Bs, cap-exempt employers, geography-based options

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Magaly R. Cheng (DL), AILA DOS Liaison Committee, Boston, MA

Magaly R. Cheng is an experienced immigration attorney at Clark Lau LLC, advises employers and employees on both immigrant and non-immigrant processes. With a strong focus on PERM labor certification applications, she provides strategic counsel to achieve client objectives. Her journey as an immigrant from Peru informs her compassionate approach and dedication to justice. Magaly earned her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School, specializing in immigration and naturalization law. She has represented clients in various immigration proceedings and shares her firm's commitment to delivering timely and effective legal solutions.

William R. Hummel, AILA Global Migration Section Steering Committee Chair, Charlotte, NC

William R. Hummel is a partner at Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm based in Charlotte, NC and handles both U.S. and Global Immigration. William is certified as a Specialist in Immigration Law by the North Carolina State Bar. He is the Immediate Past Chair of AILA’s Global Migration Section. Mr. Hummel received his joint JD/Master’s Degree from the University of Florida.

Nicole Simon, AILA USCIS Case Assistance Committee Chair, Philadelphia, PA

Nicole Simon is the Managing Partner at Landau, Hess, Simon, Choi & Doebley, specializing in all facets of immigration law. Her clientele includes universities, hospitals, nonprofits, and businesses, advising on employment and family-based visas, naturalization, and I-9 compliance. She has spoken extensively at AILA conferences, authored practice pointers, and contributed to AILA University videos on H-1B petitions. Nicole's leadership in AILA spans various national committees, earning her the AILA President’s Commendation in 2019. Nicole graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a BA in English, earned her JD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, and teaches Immigration Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

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.