This webinar provides an in-depth look at the process for getting a green card, or legal permanent residence, based on employment in the U.S.
Participants will learn about the specific roles of the employer, employee, HR Department, and attorneys in the process.
Training Topics Covered:
- What do the laws and regulations require?
- Why it is critical to start early?
- What type of avoidable mistakes will derail the process?
- What to expect from US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) by sharing up-to-date information on current processing trends
- Detailed time lines and examples to illustrate the PERM process
- Employers and employees will learn how the green card process relates to H-1B, L-1 and other employment-based visas
- Four steps of the employment-based green card process
- Roles of employer, employee, HR, and attorney
- What to expect from USCIS
- How much will it cost?
- Green card and PERM time lines
- Labor certification
- Importance of preference categories and job descriptions
- Current position vs. future position?
- The 50% rule
- The Department of State Visa Bulletin
- Potential Pitfalls
- Questions &Answers
Who Should Attend:
Employers wishing to retain non-immigrant employees on a long-term basis, employees interested in permanent residence in the US, HR professionals seeking to learn more about the process - anyone who wants to better understand what is involved in getting an employment-based green card.
Mira Mdivani: Award-winning business immigration lawyer who has successfully represented employers in securing employment-based visas and green cards for their employee beneficiaries. She has authored many books and articles on business immigration and employer immigration compliance and frequently trains HR professionals and attorneys on these issues. Mira Mdivani is a member of SHRM and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Emily Haverkamp: is an immigration attorney with the Mdivani Law Firm.She has helped many clients obtain visas and legal permanent residence.