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Legal Webinar: COVID-19: Immigration Law Update
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Legal Webinar: COVID-19: Immigration Law Update

4/2/2020
When: Thursday, April 2, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Where: Online
United States
Presenter: Fragomen
Contact: Marissa Cammarano
(781)239-8718


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Webinar: Immigration Law Issues and Changes with COVID-19
Presented by Fragomen

 

Program Overview:

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus is presenting substantial challenges to NEHRA member companies as they work to keep their foreign national population legally present in the US, and to continue the immigration sponsorship process for new and current foreign national employees.  Legal experts from the Boston office of the Fragomen law firm will present on the latest developments in this critical area, including:                

       
                -        US border restrictions (including current options to enter the US - who can and how)
                       -        Other border restrictions severely affecting foreign nationals present in the US (e.g. India)
                       -        Options for extending or changing status in the US

                       -        “Satisfactory departure”

                       -        USCIS easing of in person I-9 completion rule

                       -        USCIS easing of “wet” signature requirement on case filings

                       -        Addressing H-1B employer obligations arising from “Work from home” mandates

                        -        USDOL suspension of certain PERM requirements
                        -        Update on US Consular operations

 

Presenters:

Scott J. FitzGerald, Managing Partner, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, Boston office

Scott is the Managing Partner of the Boston, Massachusetts office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, and a Managing Director of Fragomen Immigration Services India Pvt., Ltd.

He has practiced exclusively in the field of corporate immigration and nationality law for more than 25 years. Scott provides multinational corporations, including leading e-commerce and technology companies as well as financial and educational institutions, with strategic counseling on all matters of U.S. immigration and nationality law, regulation, policy and compliance. 

Scott is a Board Member of the American Immigration Council, the British American Business Council of New England, and the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs. 

Scott provides pro bono immigration advocacy to Project Citizenship, a nonprofit agency that helps immigrants apply for U.S. citizenship, and Partners in Health, a Harvard-affiliated world health nonprofit organization. 


Tejal Patel, Associate, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, Boston office

Tejal is an Associate in Fragomen’s Boston office, where she represents corporate clients on a wide array of immigration matters, including nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions for a number of visa categories.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Tejal worked for a prominent Connecticut law firm, where she practiced exclusively in the area of corporate immigration law. While in law school, Tejal interned with the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) in Hartford, CT and the immigration unit at Greater Boston Legal Services.

 

Cost: 

Members - FREE

Non-Members: $50 

 

CEU Credits:

This program has been applied for 1 SHRM & HRCI General Credit Hour

 

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