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    Article: Georgia Construction Company Hit with $228,000 I-9 Penalty By Bruce E. Buchanan

    Blogging: USCIS CONFIRMS THAT H-1B PPS WILL NOT START UNTIL 4/28 By Chris Musillo

    Blogging: USCIS Ignores Court and OOH in Attempt to Downgrade H-1B Specialty. By Roger Algase

    Bloggings by Greg Siskind:  Immigrant of the Day: Meb Keflezighi - Winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon;  Immigrant of the Day: Rita Jeptoo - Boston Marathon Winner

    News: SEVP Announces Field Representative Unit

    News: DOL FAQ on H-2B Non-Agricultural Labor Certification Program

    News: DOS Report on FY2013 Intercountry Adoption (March 2014)

    News: DOL Alert on Staggered Crossing of Seafood Industry of H-2B workers

    Focus: PERM for Experts
    We are proud to announce the newest ILW.com seminar series, "PERM for Experts." The first session will take place this Thursday, April 24. The Discussion Leader is James Pack and other speakers for this series include Michael Boshniak, Barbara Brandes, Kelly Cobb, Jason Gerrol, Sherry Neal, and others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

    FIRST Phone Session on April 24, 2014 - Formulating the Job Description and Requirements; The Elusive Usable Prevailing Wage Determination

    • Alternate requirements and "substantial equivalence"
    • When is Kellogg language required?
    • DOL and USCIS views on Delitizer
    • EB-2 - EB-3 degree equivalency
    • Job requirements - can they be gained through "a reasonable period of on-the-job training"?
    • Tailoring and Audit Triggers
    • Alternate requirements and Prevailing Wage Determinations
    • Responding to RFIs
    • Responding to RFIs
    • "Managerial" wage determinations
    • Use of private Wage Surveys

    SECOND Phone Session on May 15, 2014 - Current Trends in Recruitment Requirements, Non-traditional workers, and Layoffs and Applicant Review

    • Required language in newspaper ads vs. other postings - starting recruitment prior to receipt of a wage determination
    • Standards for employee referral programs
    • Acceptable newspapers and other recruitment
    • Non-traditional workers: what constitutes "travel"? how to recruit for multiple work-sites, roving employees, telecommuters, etc.
    • Layoff-related definitions: what constitutes a "related occupation"? who must be "notified"? what actions will satisfy the "consideration" rule?
    • In the case of a layoff, how quickly can the company start new recruitment? How quickly should the company start new recruitment?
    • Which applicants should be interviewed? What constitutes a "lawful, job related reason" for disqualification?

    THIRD Phone Session on June 12, 2014 - Post-Filing Issues: Audits, Supervised Recruitment, and Overcoming a Denial

    • Current audit trends and "new" DOL interpretations: Internal DOL audit "flags"; Business Necessity; attestations regarding payment of fees; Recruitment Reports; acceptable evidence of advertising
    • Documenting the employee's specific qualifications for the position on the ETA9089 - licenses, skills, training, etc.
    • Challenges relating to Supervised Recruitment
    • Requests for Reconsideration strategies and concerns
      • Multiple pending applications for the same employee
      • Preservation of ability to extend H-1B status beyond 6 year maximum
      • Recent BALCA decisions and timeframe for decision on appeal
      • Filing new applications

    For additional information, including speaker biographies and to register, please see:
    Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201406.shtm
    Fax Form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201406.pdf

    Don't delay, ACT today. The registration deadline for the first session is Tuesday, April 22th at 11:59pm. Can't make one of the sessions? Don't worry, we will send you a recording of any session you have missed.

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    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Boston - Seyfarth Shaw has an immediate opening for a Senior Paralegal in our Immigration department. This position will participate in all aspects of the firm's national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, including PERM processing, and serving as a contact to numerous prominent clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major academic and medical institutions, and performing artists. Required Skills & Abilities: Must be able to successfully multi-task, in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Must be able to work independently, when necessary, in addition to being a team player. Must be able to communicate effectively in writing, and verbally, as appropriate for the needs of the audience (clients, governmental agencies, internal and external resources). Must be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Must be able to manage one's own time and the time of others. Qualifications: Must possess a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible business immigration experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please apply online to our job posting at www.seyfarth.com/careers.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    NYC - Midtown immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of exp. w/full range of business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with family based, naturalization and other applications a plus. Ideal candidate has BA degree, excellent writing, communication & case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. 4 day work week with potential for 5 days. Email resume and cover letter to mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Los Angeles (Century City) - Polsinelli LLP seeks a candidate to immediately fill a Paralegal position in their Immigration group. Responsibilities include managing multiple clients and tracking status of filings and documents needed for filings; working directly with foreign nationals to gather information and documentation; conducting research; assembling and organizing petitions for filing; drafting legal correspondence for attorney review; preparing appropriate forms; and maintaining online case management system and electronic files. Candidate must have: strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills; the ability to manage extensive client communication while simultaneously preparing and filing multiple cases in a fast-paced environment; excellent follow through skills and responsiveness; the ability to work efficiently and under time constraints to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects at the same time; excellent facility with computer systems and the ability to learn and efficiently use new systems. Requirements: Paralegal Certificate and BS or BA degree required. Immigration experience a plus. Apply here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Detroit area law firm is seeking an immigration paralegal for their global business and employment-based immigration services. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and 2+ years of related experience. Must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task efficiently, and strong verbal and written communication skills. Please email resumes to detroitlawfirm@gmail.com

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    New York City - Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. Currently, they are seeking Business Immigration Paralegals to join their team in their New York City office. Candidates must have 2+ years of Corporate Immigration experience. This role will be apart of a thriving team and have the opportunity to work with global clients in a collegial office environment. Requirements: BA/BS degree; 3.0 GPA; Knowledge of immigration procedural processes; Minimum of 2 years' experience working with H-1, L, TN, E, O, PERM, highly desirable; Proficient with MS Office Suite; Ability to work in a high-volume, fast-pace environment; Excellent client service skills; Excellent communications skills and demonstrated attention to detail; Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to perform analyses and problem solve Submit your resume: here.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    San Francisco, CA - Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. Currently, they are seeking Business Immigration Paralegals to join their team in their San Francisco office. Candidates must have 2+ years of Corporate Immigration experience. This role will be apart of a thriving team and have the opportunity to work with global clients in a collegial office environment. Requirements: BA/BS degree; 3.0 GPA; Knowledge of immigration procedural processes; Minimum of 2 years' experience working with H-1, L, TN, E, O, PERM, highly desirable; Proficient with MS Office Suite; Ability to work in a high-volume, fast-pace environment; Excellent client service skills; Excellent communications skills and demonstrated attention to detail; Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to perform analyses and problem solve. Submit your resume here.

    Help: Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Santa Clara, CA - Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. Currently, they are seeking Business Immigration Paralegals to join their team in their Santa Clara office. Candidates must have 5+ years of Corporate Immigration experience. This role will be apart of a thriving team and have the opportunity to work with global clients in a collegial office environment. Requirements: BA/BS degree; 3.0 GPA; Knowledge of immigration procedural processes; Minimum of 5 years' experience working with H-1, L, TN, E, O, PERM, highly desirable; Proficient with MS Office Suite; Ability to work in a high-volume, fast-pace environment; Excellent client service skills; Excellent communications skills and demonstrated attention to detail; Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to perform analyses and problem solve. Submit your resume here.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    Ridgewood, NJ - Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C. has an immediate opening for two (2) Senior and Junior Immigration Paralegals. These positions will participate in all aspects of the firm's Business and Family Immigration practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, case review and analysis, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, including PERM processing, and serving as a primary contact to numerous clients. Ideal candidate will be able to successfully multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Must be able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, and be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. Must be able to manage one's own time and the time of others. Entry Level applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree and have 1+ years of immigration experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. EOE. Please send resumes and letter of interest and salary requirements to info@visaserve.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Toronto, ON - PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP, a law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, seeks an experienced U.S. immigration attorney to provide corporate immigration solutions to a diverse business clientele. This position offers excellent opportunities for leadership, and career advancement. Responsibilities include managing the provision of legal services for NIV and IV matters including H-1B, L-1, TN, E-1/2, J-1, O-1, B-1/2, PERM, immigrant petitions, consular processing as well as advising on compliance and related matters. Must demonstrate a solid understanding of U.S. corporate immigration law, compliance issues and audits, be able to effectively manage law clerks and other client service team members and undertake business development. Require JD and admission to any U.S. state bar and at least 3 years of post-call U.S. corporate immigration experience. Please apply at www.pwc.com/ca/careers

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Toronto, ON - PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP, a law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, seeks an experienced U.S. corporate immigration paralegal to join the firm. This paralegal will be an integral member of a team of corporate immigration lawyers and paralegals who specialize in all aspects of Canadian, USA and global corporate immigration. Responsibilities: prepare petitions /applications for various for NIV and IV immigration cases, including: temporary work visas (H-1B, E-1/2, TN, O-1, L, J); I-140 (EB-1,EB-2, incl. national interest waiver); I-485,incl. consular processing; fiance/fiancee petitions; applications for employment authorization document; travel document; replacement I-94; I-90; I-751; naturalization; change/extension of status, including B2; PERM; Motion to Reopen/Reconsider (I-130); Appeal (I-140); Prepare response to requests for evidence; research law, procedure and keep track of immigration law updates; manage various administrative duties including: maintain case management database, direct client contact-- phone calls, emails, and postal correspondence; contact USCIS and U.S. consulate/embassies, scheduling visa appointment interviews; assist in client intakes, prepare client mailings and submissions to various immigration offices. Skills: The ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; impeccable attention to detail; ability to perform multiple tasks in an upbeat and sophisticated legal environment that serves the interests of some of the World's largest corporations; and 3+ years of corporate US immigration law experience. Please apply at www.pwc.com/ca/careers

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Washington, DC - Visa Law Group PLLC is a boutique firm specializing in business & investment immigration. We have a staff of 10, including 4 attorneys and other support staff. We are a busy office located in Washington, DC, with a casual and friendly work environment. We are looking for a seasoned business-based immigration attorney to manage a large case load, but also to take leadership role to expand the firm s practice. Candidate will have min 5 years of experience in business immigration. Will prepare, file, and monitor status of NIV and IV petitions for corporate and individual clients including PERM, H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, J-1, E-1/2, EB-1, 2 & 3, etc. and maintain case files via INSZoom. There is a lot of room for growth, profit-share and potential ownership interest. Will consider merger with solo or small firm. Bringing your own book of business is a plus. Perfect opportunity for senior associate looking to go to next level. Send your cover letter and resume to Farah@VisaLawGroup.com. Please no calls.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Multiple Locations - US business immigration specialists at Egan, LLP are seeking an Associate Lawyer to manage multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for their diverse clients. The US Business Immigration Attorneys at Egan LLP, a law firm allied with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), help our clients address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Responsibilities include demonstrating a solid understanding of U.S. business immigration law and effectively applying this knowledge to client situations, preparing and submitting non-immigrant, immigrant, and PERM applications in a high volume environment, facilitating the legal movement of employees across borders for business travel, and managing law clerks and other client service team members. Ideal candidate will have a JD along with admission to any U.S. state bar, 3+ years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H/L NIV and PERM filings, and excellent managerial, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills. Please send your resume to alexa.bostock@ca.ey.com. Ernst & Young is committed to diversity and equality.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    New York, NY - Immigration Law Firm is seeking a Business Immigration Attorney. Position will handle full range of immigrant and nonimmigrant employment based matters. Attorney will prepare, file, and monitor status of NIV and IV petitions for corporate and individual clients including PERM, H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, J-1, E-1/2, B-1/2, etc. Attorney will also research and draft complex Request for Evidence responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS/DOL; in addition, attorney will update and maintain case files via LawLogix. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience and will manage own caseload. Please send resumes to administrator@ppid.com

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