Under U.S. Immigration Law, there is a lengthy list of visa categories, from A to V, that resemble alphabet soup; it can be confusing to the petitioner as to which category is appropriate for which situation. In recent years, the federal government has been particularly aggressive in scrutinizing employers’ choice of visas used to hire foreign talent or to transfer existing employees into the United States. The consequences of noncompliance are significant, and can result in loss of productivity, civil penalties, and even criminal prosecution.
In this first session of a four part series, Fragomen partners Partick Shen and Amy Cococcia, along with associate Daniel Schwarz, explain the basic requirements of several visa categories commonly used for business purposes, the most appropriate situations in which to use each category, and how to ensure compliance with the terms of each category. The presenters also discuss how employers may defend effectively against government audits and investigations.
I. Understand the various visa options
II. Comprehend the duration and nature of assignment
III. Know the do’s and don’ts when traveling on a business visitor visa (B-1)
IV. Recognize considerations and pitfalls when making an intra-company transfer into the U.S.
V. Analyze dependent issues
Excellent piece. Helpful.
Excellent panel, and this course is very informative. Thank you.
good team effort
One of the best yet! Great compliance information and practical advice!!!
Good for attorneys and HR.
Another great, informative, and practical session.
Enjoyed all three speakers.
very timely, well presented
Excellent program and excellent execution. Thank you.
Substance of course excellent.
Excellent and concise information. Thank you!
Excellent presentation - great handle on the materials!
Excellent presentation by knowledgeable speakers
Relevant to all employers' counselors.
needed an overview for my practice. This was enough to give me that without going down into the weeds.
One of the best of the CLE courses I have taken; raised issues I did not expect, but that were very important.
very timely and informative
Great to see a tricky topic like this discussed as part of a CLE course!
clear, concise, constructive
Informative. Loved the question/answer format.
The format of having three presenters who interact was quite well done.
Excellent ! The speakers had professional demeanor (in appearance and bearing); they spoke with confidence and understandably (with good diction and audibly and in correct English); and they gave information of substance (citing both law and experience).
filled with good and useful information. good course.
Great seminar. Well presented by very interesting and personable speakers.
Very interesting and relevant subject/topic. Good scope and breadth.
Very useful primer on immigration compliance.
very good presenters
I feel much better prepared to advise clients with employees.
speakers were outstanding
Very practical course on assisting clients (employers) with these types of issues.
Excellent presenters, well organized and coordinated. Good slides also.
Excellent addition to my CLE efforts.
knowledgeable well paced and well prepared. Lots of useful information and great handouts
Nicely done. Glad you included Q & A on independent contractors too. Good job.
Very informative and well presented
Very informative. Good materials.
Great panel! Effective mode of presentation!
Very good! Thanks!