101 CLE: PERM 101

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Date: May 16, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

Where:  New York Law School (basement auditorium)

185 West Broadway (between Worth and Leonard)

3 Skills CLE credits will be offered for this program.  The CLEs for this program are both transitional (suitable for newly admitted attorneys) and nontransitional (suitable for experienced attorneys) or appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.  To receive CLE credit you must arrive by the start of the program and remain throughout the program (no exceptions).  We strongly encourage you to arrive early.  You must sign in at the table before entering the program and sign out when the program ends.  Attendees who arrive after the program starts or who leave prior to its end will not receive CLE credits, no exceptions.

The program is free for those who are AILA New York Chapter members.  The cost for non-NY Chapter members is $100.  In accordance with requirements of the New York State CLE Board, a reduced fee is available based on financial hardship.  For more information on the Chapter’s financial or CLE policy please contact Michelle Velasco at mvelasco@cyrusmehta.com or Andrea Kahn at andrea.kahn@gmail.com. No RSVP is necessary.

PERM 101 CLE

AILA NY DOL Committee

6pm-9pm

May 16, 2018

Discussion Leader:    Cora-Ann Pestaina, Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners PLLC

Speakers:                   Troy D. Palmer, Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP

Filomena Lepore, Lepore Taylor Fox LLP

Shavit Yarden, Yarden Law Group, LLC

6.00-6.05:        Cora-Ann

Introduction to the Panel.  What is PERM?

  1. CASE MANAGEMENT/SETUP

 6.05-6.25:        Filomena

Initial Client Advisories

  • Explaining the process and managing expectations (e.g., EB-2 versus EB-3; H-1B extensions under AC21)
  • Spotting issues
    • Degree equivalencies and employment verification letters
    • Dependent family members (e.g, CSPA issues)
    • Admissibility (Immigration violations and Criminal bars)
    • Layoffs

6.25-6.55:        Shavit

Framing the Job Description

  • Obtaining and analyzing the client’s job description (location(s), salary, title, duties, minimum requirements, travel, telecommuting option and reports)
  • Creating a nexus between job duties and requirements, including use of precise wording and preferably quantified experience/skill requirements
  • Ensuring the foreign national and other employees in the same role meet the requirements (including reliance on experience with the petitioner in a different role) and proving it
  • Job requirements not intuitive

6.50-7.05:        Filomena

Prevailing Wage Determinations

  • Drafting the 9141
  • Validity of the PWD
  • Audits?
  1. THE U.S. LABOR MARKET TEST – RECRUITMENT & ATTORNEY INVOLVEMENT

 7.05-7.30         Troy

Determining the appropriate advertising media

  • Professional versus non-professional positions, and College and University Teachers
  • How to advertise positions for roving employees, with multiple work locations, or multiple openings
  • Can you use radio ads? Must employer use what they have always used to recruit? Other tips, e.g. Make sure ad won’t connect to linked in
  • Drafting an Employee Referral Program

Framing the advertisement content

  • What must be included?

Documenting recruitment efforts and results

7.30-7.55:        Shavit

Applicant Assessment

  • Employer tools and best practices to collect applications, assess applicant qualifications, and contact potentially qualified applicants
  • Determining and documenting U.S. worker vs. non-U.S. worker status
  • Lawful vs. unlawful reasons for rejection of U.S. worker applicants
  • Timing and extent of attorney involvement in applicant review
  • Helpful BALCA cases
  • COMPLETING THE FORM AND PREPARING THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEMORANDA

7.55-8.20:        Filomena

Creating an account/sub-account on the PERM system

How to complete the ETA Form 9089

  • Listing primary and alternate requirements
  • Listing special skills
  • Indicating multiple locations
  • Providing wage ranges
  • Listing the foreign national’s qualifications

8.20-8.30:        Troy

Preparing supplementary memoranda

  • The recruitment report
  • The Business necessity memorandum
  • Compliance file
  • Audits
  1. Q&A

8.35-8.45: Closing thoughts & Q&A

Materials

AILA NY DOL Cmmttee_PERM CLE Outline for 5.16.18.v4

PERM 101 Speaker BIOS.final

Index of Handouts – PERM 101

PERM 101 CLE PANEL REFERENCE MATERIALS (1)

sample PERM audit & recruitment report

Handout for PERM 101 Presentation May 2018 – Request for Info from DOL r…

Handout for PERM 101 Presentation May 2018 – FAQ on Layoffs