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US Immigration & Labor Update: How to Manage the New Challenges for Business Immigration & Employment in the United States


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This program will be an update on the recent changes to immigration and labor regulations in the United States. It will help participants better understand the new legal environment and how to navigate a new landscape for an international workforce. We will also address how legal changes affect employee mobility.

Topics to be discussed include:
Business travel
Business travel strategies for success
>> Visa waiver program, extreme vetting, advanced planning and communication
 Current trends and what to watch
Premium process suspension
Harsher adjudication climate
Increase in site visits (Audits)
Trade deals threatened

Mounting difficulties with international transfers visa programs in to the United States
Inter-company transfers: what you need to know before you begin the process
>> USCIS policies
>> Temporary Visas: L-1 challenges and increased scrutiny
>> L-1B “specialized knowledge” professionals
H-1B Professional Work Visa shortage
>> Overview of H-1B Quotas and their possible future
Trade agreements Visa
>> NAFTA, Australians, Chileans, etc.
>> Renegotiation of trade deals under Trump and what it might mean for trade deal visas in years to come

Labor laws and compliance with NY laws
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Trump’s Department of Labor
>> Overtime regulations
>> Independent contractors
>> Joint employers
Recent New York State and City labor and employment developments
>> Wage disclosure
>> Paid Family Leave
>> Predictable/Flexible Scheduling
>> Freelance Act

On the road:
Update on how new regulations implemented by the current US administration are affecting the mobility of US and European workforces
>> Muslim Ban
>> Carry-on restrictions; electronic search and seizure at customs
>> Privacy cell phones and laptops

The Business/Employer Side: the effects of these changes on employee mobility
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H-1B – public access files – reviewing and updating same in the event of a government audit; maintenance, audits, etc
Contingent workers:
>> who may be working on site, but who are employed by a third party – do they have visibility to this population and do they know what requirements they must take to ensure?
Immigration policy reviews:
>> are immigration policies in existence and if so are they bullet proof in the event of an audit by federal authorities? Do they protect the organization, do they have teeth, and are they enforced or are they just considered window dressing?
Short term business travelers:
>> a huge exposure area for organizations (“no really, officer, I am coming to the US for “meetings”!”) – tax and immigration liability
NAFTA:
>> have companies thought about the immigration consequences of NAFTA going away (and what have they told their TN visa holders?)

SPEAKERS:
• Maria Fernanda Gandarez, Partner, Ogletree Deakins
• Jessica Rothenburg, Associate, Pepper Hamilton, LLC
• Alex Israel, Partner, People Advisory Services, EY
• Sunday Rubenstein, US Visa & Immigration Leader, EY

TIME:
8:00 - 8:30 AM - Registration
8:30 - 9:30 AM - Program
9:30 - 10:00 AM - Networking

REGISTRATION FEES:
EACCNY Member:
Free of Charge
EACCNY Non-member:
$25

Location:
European American Chamber of Commerce New York
The New York Times Building, 620 Eighth Avenue, 37th Fl.
New York, NY 10018

2017-11-01 08:00:00 2017-11-01 10:30:00 America/New_York US Immigration & Labor Update: How to Manage the New Challenges for Business Immigration & Employment in the United States European Union Delegation in the US: US Immigration & Labor Update: How to Manage the New Challenges for Business Immigration & Employment in the United States The New York Times Building, 620 Eighth Avenue, 37th Fl. , New York European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
November 1, 2017

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The New York Times Building,
620 Eighth Avenue, 37th Fl. ,
New York 
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