"The PERM Workshop"
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The first PERM approvals have begun coming in, as the PERM software (the "decision matrix") shakes out its kinks. The first audit letters have already begun coming in and the first denial letters are also trickling in.
This is an all-day, (9 am to 5 pm), comprehensive workshop covering every major aspect of the PERM rule and its impact on labor certification practices. It is intended for advanced practitioners--familiarity with the PERM rule and labor certification process will be assumed. Considerable time will be devoted to back and forth and the seating is limited to the first 50 registrants to give participants ample opportunity to have their critical questions answered.
The price of the workshop includes a sit-down lunch, continental breakfast and coffee breaks.
THE PERM BOOK Edited by Joel Stewart will be the materials for this workshop. If you have already purchased it, you are eligible for a $500 discount on the price of the workshop.
8:30-9am - Registration (handouts provided)
9-10:30am - Session 1: Putting together a PERM case - Mechanics
10:30-10:45am - 15 min. break (refreshments provided)
10:45-12:15am - Session 2: Technological Issues with 9089 Form
12:15-1:45pm - Lunch Program (includes lunch and presentation)
1:45-3:15pm - Session 3: Substantive Issues with PERM
3:15-3:00pm - 15 min. break (refreshments provided)
3:00-5pm - Session 4: Other PERM Issues including SWA matters
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.