For Labor Cert Phone Seminar
Seasoned practitioners of the art and science of labor certification know
that we immigration lawyers face the toughest times in our collective
- Industry and employer layoffs have made Reduction in Recruitment a
burdensome and seemingly snail-paced process.
- Regional variations in policies and practices among the several
Certifying Officers can trip up even the most accomplished immigration
- The lack of agency funding and the still-to-be processed 245(i)
cases have created backlogs in standard and RIR cases for as far as the eye
- New legislation allowing H-1B extensions beyond six years cause us
to puzzle over the choice of RIR or standard labor certification.
- Against this backdrop, we fret over the as-yet unpublished PERM
final rule. The latest predictions from the Labor Department are that a
final or interim final PERM rule will be published in July and effective by
- How can practitioners best prepare cases in the current economic
- How should we gear up for PERM?
Topics will include:
- Prevailing Wage issues:
- Level 1/Level 2 and jobs in the mid-level range
- Area of intended employment
- Crosswalk and Reverse Crosswalk Issues and the grouping of DOT
positions as transferred to the OES
- Applying the TEGL: Perspectives of the Regions, SWAs and practicing
- RIR Issues:
- Differences between the SWA and the Region
- Labor certifications for IT jobs: Myth or Reality?
- Aftermath in the Regions of the Ziegler I and II memoranda involving
layoffs in the industry or by the sponsoring employer
- Employer burdens in responding to the flood of resumes from
unqualified applicants, and the resultant extra work in preparing the
recruitment report: How much detail is required?
- Backlog reduction measures:
- What steps are the Regions and the SWAs taking in advance of the PERM
- The PERM Rollout:
- What's going to happen and when?
- What will happen to related occupations?
- What will happen to university degree requirements for certain
positions involving a combination of education and experience?
- How will Schedule A be affected?
- Will business necessity survive?
- Potpourri of other issues:
- The status of "Or equivalent" today after Chintakuntla
- Inconsistencies among adjudicators in the same Region
- Increased NOFs at some Regions.
For more info on this phone seminar series, including detailed curriculum,
speaker bios, and registration information, please see:
For all the above by fax, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/april2003.pdf.
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