For industries that rely heavily on temporary labor to support “high season” operations, today’s record-low unemployment is resulting in a potentially-crippling shortage in this essential sector of the available workforce. The H-2B program may be a viable solution to your unique labor shortage, in light of regulatory requirements, costs, timelines, and potential uncertainty. While establishing an H-2B program and ensuring ongoing compliance in light of an ever-changing regulatory landscape can seem daunting, qualifying employers should not be deterred from pursuing this valuable resource. In this 90-minute webinar, Ceridwen J. Koski and Reilly K. Ward from Ogletree Deakins cover the basics of the H-2B program: the mechanics of the three-step application process, employer assurances and obligations for H-2B workers and corresponding workers, and strategies for securing H-2B workers in light of the restrictions imposed by the annual 66,000 visa cap. They will touch on the legislative and congressional issues and cover key enforcement and compliance topics that employers should consider before embarking on the H-2B journey.
Original presentation date: Aug. 27, 2018 Education points: 0.2
About the Instructors
Ceridwen J. Koski has been advising companies, families, and individuals on temporary and permanent visa options as well as naturalization for over a dozen years. She manages green card processes for multinational managers and individuals of extraordinary ability and labor certification for skilled workers and professionals. Koski also advises on workforce compliance issues including Department of Labor related obligations, record keeping, and audit/investigation.
Reilly K. Ward has substantial experience representing multinational employers in connection with research, preparation and submission of L-1, H-1B, H-2B, I-140, and I-485 petitions and supporting documentation. Ward’s experience includes advising multinational employers on the impact of changes to US immigration policy on employers and foreign-born employees.
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