Date: July 31'st 2017 Dallas, Texas, USA
Venue: 320 Decker Drive, Suite 100, Los Colinas, Tx 75062
MORNING PROGRAM 1 (9:30-10:00 AM)
I-9s and E-Verify
Employment eligibility verification and I-9 compliance are required for every employer doing business in the United States. E-Verify is a voluntary program run by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
(USCIS) that provides employers with electronic verification of employment authorization of newly hired employees to work in the United States. We will discuss I-9 compliance and best practices for completing an I-9 and the E-Verify process properly.
MORNING PROGRAM 2 (10:00-10:45 AM)
Issues to Consider in Filing an H-1B Petition
From SOC Codes to Prevailing Wage Levels, Processing Times, Start Dates, Six-Year Limits, and End-Client Letters, we will review H-1B trends to help petitioners avoid common pitfalls.
MORNING PROGRAM 3 (11:00-12:00 AM)
Amendments, New Petitions, Transfers, and Extensions
Amendments are required for any material change in the terms and conditions of an H-1B worker’s employment, but what exactly is a material change? When can an H-1B employee be moved to a new location?
What is the 240-day rule and when does it apply? We will discuss common questions that arise in the context of third-party placements and the employment of H-1B workers.
AFTERNOON PROGRAM 1 (1:00-2:30 PM)
Compliance with LCA Regulations
Scrutiny is expected to continue in the form of audits from the Wage and Hour Division (WHD). Understand what must be included in the Public Access File, compliance with the notification requirements, terminations and return transportation, what triggers a WHD investigation, additional requirements for H-1B Dependent Employers, Exempt employees, and maintaining the documents in an efficient, effective way.
AFTERNOON PROGRAM 2 (3:00-3:30 PM)
Preparing for Site Visits
The Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS) recently announced more targeted site visits for petitions involving third party placement and H-1B dependent employers. When site visits reveal discrepancies, they can result in revocation of an approved H-1B petition. We will discuss steps your company should take to set the stage for successful site visits.
AFTERNOON PROGRAM 3 (3:30-4:30 PM)
Arm Your Employees for Successful Visa Interviews and Admission at Ports of Entry
An approved H-1B petition does not guarantee that a visa will be issued by a U.S. consulate or that a port of entry will allow admission into the country. H-1B holders attending visa interviews or traveling should be prepared with the proper documents and know what to expect during the interview and admissions process to avoid potential visa refusal or expedited removal. Learn what facts pose a high risk for triggering Administrative Processing and how to help employees prepare for encounters with CBP and consular officers.
Q&A WITH PANEL ATTORNEYS (4:30-5:00 PM)
PAYMENTS AND TERMS:
$250.00 - CLICK HERE to register for this event quickly and securely online and pay by credit card. Online registration ends Friday, June 23, 2017, space permitting.
Reservations and Cancellations must be made by 12 noon on the Friday prior to the meeting. Individuals with reservations who do not attend will be billed $250. Payment must be made at the time of registration by credit card -- no on-site payment.
Detailed directions may be found by using www.mapquest.com and the following address: 1880 S Dairy Ashford St, Houston, TX 77077-1042
Information will be provided to registered attendees via email confirmation 24 hours prior to the date of the meeting.