Comment: The High-Tech PERM workshop - Boston, MA
ILW.COM is proud to announce that the PERM workshop will be taking place on June 18, 2014 in Boston, MA. The Discussion Leader will be Joel Stewart; other speakers include Matt Morse, Michael Piston, Edwin Rubin, Lawrence Rudnick, Rohit Turkhud, Kiran Vairale Mumtaz, and Nathan Waxman. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Session 1: Planning from NIV to I-140
    • Transition from Non-Immigrant Visas F, J, H, L, E and O to PERM
    • Incubators, Home Offices and Foreign Employers
    • Family Relationships, Key Workers and Closely Held Companies
    • Experience and Education Gained on the Job
    • Multiple Job Openings
    • Travel and Relocation
    • Roving Employees
    • Home Offices

  • Session 2: Prevailing Wage Preparation for Hi Tech Positions
    • IT Occupational Titles and Jobs for 2nd or 3rd Preference
    • Job Zones v. Prevailing Wage Levels
    • Minimum Requirements
    • Languages, Licenses and Special Skills
    • Alternate Requirements & Kellogg
    • Business Necessity & Combination of Job Duties
    • Multiple Positions
    • Supervision of or by Alien Worker

  • Session 3: Form 9089: Hi Tech Recruitment and Advertising
    • Tips to Draft Concise Advertisements for Sunday Ads
    • Notice of Filing on Site and through In-House Media
    • Controversial Professional Recruitment Issues
    • Problems with State Workforce Agencies
    • Layoffs & Supervised Recruitment
    • Audit Triggers
    • Resume Review and Duty to Inquire
    • Recruitment Reports

  • Session 4: Post Filing: Denial and Beyond
    • Audit Procedures
    • Zero Tolerance and Harmless Error
    • Burden of Proof
    • Bona Fide Job Offers
    • Regulations, FAQ's and Stakeholder Meetings
    • Requests for Reconsideration
    • Procedural Issues on Appeal to BALCA
    • Health America and Other Recent BALCA Decisions
    • Advanced Adjustment of Status and Change of Employers

  • Kiran Vairale Mumtaz will explain how to select appropriate media for advertising, postings and other forms of regular and professional recruitment in both urban and rural areas.
  • Rohit Turkhud will explain methods of transitioning from Non-Immigrant Visa status to PERM.
  • Matt Morse will speak on IT occupations and titles in the O*Net.
  • Larry Rudnick will speak on pro-active preparation of Prevailing Wage applications.
  • Edwin R. Rubin will speak on minimum requirements and experience gained on the job with the same employer.
  • Nathan Waxman will multi-task by speaking on a variety of PERM issues including the medical professions.
  • Michael Piston's presentation "Is Health America Really Dead," will explain harmless error, audit criteria, requests for reconsideration and appeals to BALCA or the Federal Courts.

For additional information, including speaker biographies, and to register, please see:

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    • EB-5 Issues: Regional Centers By Joseph Whalen
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