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Immigration for the HR Professional


Date: April 14, 2015

Time: 5:00AM - 8:00AM

Location: Hyatt House 2 Van de Graaff Drive Burlington, MA


  • Immigration for the HR Professional

Event Details:

This seminar is specifically designed to develop an understanding of the basic principles of employment-based immigration law. It will leave seminar attendees with knowledge of the most common types of visas used to employ foreign talent in the U.S. We will cover the most relevant immigration law developments including the H-1B cap, hiring students on F-1 Optional Practical Training, enrollment in E-Verify, prevailing wage issues faced by employers during the H-1B and green card process, visa number retrogression and backlogs, visa delays, and creative solutions for overcoming government challenges in visa applications. On the employment law side, we will discuss what employers may ask about immigration status in the pre-hire screening process, employer obligations to H-1B workers, and strategies for immigration and related employment law policy and planning.


  • The H-1B Cap for 2016: When will the cap be reached
  • Prevailing Wages for H-1B and PERM Case
  • Pre-Hire Immigration Sponsorship Questions
  • Upcoming Developments with E-Verify in 2015
  • Visa Options for Employing Foreign Talent after the H-1B Cap
  • Related Employment Law Considerations

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H. Andrew Matzkin is an employment litigator at Mintz, and he provides counsel on labor and employment issues. Drew represents clients in life sciences, technology, industrial, and professional services before federal and state courts, arbitrators, and administrative agencies.
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Douglas Hauer


Douglas Hauer is a Mintz attorney and noted authority on the EB-5 investor visa program, which gives developers a path for securing capital for real estate, hospitality, and infrastructure projects. He's an essential resource for companies looking for financing from offshore sources.