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What You Must Know About Labor Law, Tax Law and Criminal Law in Business Immigration Practice

ILW.COM's new seminar on Interdisciplinary Issues In Immigration Law has a distinguished panel of speakers. Robert Loughran is a Partner in Tindall and Foster, one of the largest immigration law firms in the country. Dan Kowalski is Editor in Chief of Bender's Immigration Bulletin and an Editor of Immigration Law and Procedure, Desk Edition. Daniel Dominguez, CPA, is a Partner with BDO Seidman, LLP, a leading tax consulting organization and a national professional services firm with 35 offices and 175 alliance firm locations nationwide. Gregg Gerlach is a labor lawyer and represents employers in the area of wage and hour law, including the audit of company pay procedures, handling of Department of Labor investigations, and litigation of wage and hour claims. Karen Hunter-Courrèges is experienced in H2B matters. Leigh Nelson was the lead immigration attorney in Bendig v. Conoco, perhaps the most important immigration-related employment discrimination lawsuit in recent years.

The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on May 31, 2002:
(1) Criminal issues in employment-based immigration - Executives and their kids get in trouble too. * DUI/DWI * What is an aggravated felony? * What is a crime involving moral turpitude? * When is disclosure necessary on Federal forms? * When is an expungement honored? * When is a possession crime viewed as trafficking? * What are the implications of foreign convictions?
(2) I-9 Issues. * Copy or not to copy. * Who is responsible for reverification? * How do Social Security no-match letters impact I-9 management? * Will companies pay to learn about their liabilities? * Who is responsible for fraud detection?
(3) Unfair Employment Practices. * (a) What are unfair employment practices and (b) what does the government think they are? (Bendig v. Conoco) * How do economic downturns affect enforcement levels? (I-9 & Office of Special Counsel) * Future enforcement trends. (LCA & PERM audits)

SECOND Phone Session on June 28, 2002:
(1) How tax law issues intersect with immigration law. * Who can be taxed as a non-resident? * What exemptions can non-United States Citizens traveling abroad claim and still retain U.S. immigration status? * When do U.S. tax obligations end? (sailing permits, renunciation, abandonment)
(2) How labor law issues intersect with immigration law. * When is a petition an employment contract? * How do posting requirements impact state labor laws? * What role do unions play when a company is foreign workers? * Citizenship and National Origins Discrimination * Other issues related to termination

THIRD Phone Session on July 31, 2002:
(1) H-2A and H-2B issues. * What is seasonal? * What is peak load? * What is a labor shortage? * How do you find qualified applicants with clean immigration histories? * What can be done to protect this practice area from endemic fraud?

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