"The PERM Workshop"
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8:30-9am - Registration (continental breakfast and handouts provided)
9-10:30am - Session 1: Mechanics of filing a PERM case. Includes discussion on prevailing wage and section H hypotheticals.
10:30-10:45am - 15 min. break (refreshments provided)
10:45-12:15am - Session 2: The recruitment process & strategy.
12:15-1:45pm - Lunch Program (includes lunch and presentation)
1:45-3:15pm - Session 3: Audit proofing the PERM application.
3:15-3:30pm - 15 min. break (refreshments provided)
3:30-5pm - Session 4: Substantive issues in the PERM rule.
PERM On Broadway!
The location of the full-day PERM workshop on Wednesday, December 7th has been finalized: it will be at Holiday Inn Martinique On Broadway, 49 West 32nd Street (32nd and Broadway), New York, NY 10001. Here are the highlights of this location for those who are considering attending:
*** For those coming from outside the NorthEast: The hotel is located on 32nd and Broadway, in mid-town Manhattan (the commercial and retail district of NYC is in mid-town whereas down-town Manhattan is mostly the financial district), two blocks from Macy's HQ store, two blocks from the Empire State Building, and conveniently located to many other Manhattan business, shopping and fun spots. This particular hotel is on one of the safest blocks in mid-town, and is not as expensive as some others in mid-town (we have a limited number of rooms reserved at a discount rate).
*** For those coming by Amtrak (anywhere from DC to Boston): The hotel is just one block from Penn Station, you can come to NYC for a day trip (possibly by Metroliner) and avoid the expense of a night's stay.
*** For those coming from New Jersey: The hotel is just one block from Penn Station (NJ Transit) and across the street from the PATH Station.
*** For those coming from Long Island: The hotel is just one block from Penn Station/LIRR.
*** For those coming from Connecticut/upstate NY: The hotel is a 15-minute walk (or a 5-minute cab ride) from Grand Central Terminal.
*** For those coming from Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island: The hotel is right atop the 34th Street Herald Square station served by the B, D, F, N, Q, R, V and W lines (the 1, 2 and 3 lines are just a block away, and the 6 line is 3 blocks away).
Joel Stewart practices exclusively in the area of immigration law. Mr. Stewart lives in Miami and is a partner in the Miami law firm of Fowler, White, Burnett, P.A. He is Past President of the South Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is a nationally recognized authority on employment-based immigration matters and a popular speaker at immigration seminars for national and local bar associations throughout the United States. Mr. Stewart has written the monthly Administrative Law Case Summaries since 1986 for the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) as well as substantive articles on Labor Certification and BALCA decisions for AILA, Immigration Briefings, ILW.COM, and other professional associations. Mr. Stewart acted as Co-Chair of the National Labor Certification Committee of AILA and the local AILA chapter in South Florida, and is considered to be the foremost authority on Labor Certification and BALCA appeals under the Federal Regulations at 20 CFR 656, precursor to the PERM regulations issued on December 27, 2004. Mr. Stewart has also authored the Visa Processing Guide for Procedures at U.S. Consulates and Embassies in Brazil and Portugal and specialized in Romance and Slavic Linguistics before receiving a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Russian.
Janet L. Henner prior to joining Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP as an Associate in 1998, served as an Attorney-Advisor to the Honorable Joan Huddy Rosenzweig at the U.S. Department of Labor and then as Deputy Secretary to the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) at the U.S. Department of Labor. Ms. Henner is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, both on a national and local level. Ms. Henner is a graduate of Brandeis University (B.A., 1991) and Tulane University School of Law (J.D., 1996), and is admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut, Illinois and Washington, D.C.
David H. Nachman practice business immigration law for small and mid-sized businesses both in and outside of New Jersey. Mr. Nachman is a member of the Bar of Bergen County, the State of New Jersey, the United States Court of International Trade, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Nachman served as the State Department Liaison for the New Jersey Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association (“AILA”), and serves as an active member and a mentor to national AILA members on various topics. Mr. Nachman has appeared twice on New Jersey News Channel 12 as a recognized authority in the Business and Corporate Immigration Law arena. Mr. Nachman is widely published and he serves as an Adjunct Professor of Paralegal Studies at Farleigh Dickinson University and at Bergen Community College where he teaches Immigration and Nationality Law. Mr. Nachman, on an annual basis, moderates the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (“NJICLE”) program entitled "The ABC's of Immigration Law." In addition to the foregoing, he has presented Continuing Legal Education Programs for organizations such as CELESQ, Sterling Educational Services and The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), The Employers’ Association of New Jersey (“EANJ”) and Society of Human Resource Management (“SHRM”). As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, Mr. Nachman served as an Assistant Legislative Correspondent in the Office of Senator Bill Bradley on Capitol Hill. He also served in the office of the United States Attorney in Cleveland. In June, 1993, Mr. Nachman founded Nachman & Associates, P.C. In 1999, Mr. Nachman temporarily served as the Chair of the Business Immigration Law Department for a 50 attorney Labor & Employment Law Firm. After three (3) years with that Firm, Mr. Nachman returned to private practice at Nachman & Associates, P.C.
Angelo Paparelli is a State Bar of California “Certified Specialist” in Immigration and Nationality Law, and Managing Partner of Paparelli & Partners LLP, an Irvine, California firm of nine lawyers practicing exclusively in the field of U.S. immigration and nationality law. He is a nationally recognized speaker, published author and leading expert on cutting-edge business-related immigration issues. During his 25-year immigration career, Mr. Paparelli has received numerous honors and awards, including selection as the “World’s Leading Lawyer for Corporate Immigration Legal Expertise” in the 2005 edition of The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. He attained this honor by receiving more nominations from corporate counsel and peers in the course of research by the editors of The International Who’s Who than any other corporate immigration attorney. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America (1995-2005) and SuperLawyers.com (2004 and 2005) for his expertise in immigration law. In 2004, Paparelli co-founded and was elected President of the Academy of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL). ABIL, a think-tank of 17 Managing Partners of immigration specialty law firms and Practice Group Leaders of larger firms throughout the United States, is dedicated to promoting best practices in immigration client service and law firm management. Mr. Paparelli also publishes an immigration public policy blog, www.nationofimmigrators.com, dedicated to educating the media, academia and the public on solutions to America’s dysfunctional immigration system.
Sam Udani has spoken before many bar associations throughout the country on labor certification and law practice management. In 1992, he co-founded Adnet Advertising Agency Inc, a company specializing in labor certification advertising and was involved with that company through 2000. In 1999, he acquired ILW.COM (which was founded in 1995), and propelled it into the leading immigration law publisher online. He is the publisher of ILW.COM's Immigration Daily which now reaches 15,000 subscribers every weekday. He has authored articles on labor certification in AILA Monthly Mailing, Bender's Immigration Bulletin, and Immigration Daily.
Nathan Waxman served as expert witness before the Board of Alien Certification Appeals and the Executive Office of Immigration Review on labor certification and employment-based immigration matters. He has served on numerous local and national AILA committees and has participated in the drafting and submission of comments to the Department of Labor and the former Immigration and Naturalization Service, in response to proposed rulemaking regarding key issues in employment-based immigration law. He currently serves on AILA's New Ideas Committee.
Disclaimer: participation in this workshop does not create an attorney-client relationship with the speakers