October 13, 2006
Eye on business: the Immigration Law Conference
The Fourth Annual Immigration Law Conference sponsored by the Columbus Bar and Ohio Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association on Friday, Oct. 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. focuses on business immigration as it pertains to both non-immigrants and immigrants.
The morning session focuses on business immigration regarding non-immigrants and features the latest in business immigration information and a legislative update. Also included is a discussion of essential workers; a section on professionals and exemptions; and a presentation on treaty employees.
“My section focuses on Program Electronic Management (PERM) which is really labor certification and will cover matters involving filing for labor certification under the PERM systems and what to expect regarding an audit,” said conference speaker David S. Bloomfield, Bloomfield & Kempf. “This segment is designed for those who have a working knowledge of labor certification and goes into an advanced survey or look at the more common pitfalls and workings of both the system and how to file.”
The afternoon session will include a session on business immigration regarding immigrants to Canada with Benjamin Kranc of Toronto discussing cross-border personnel relocation. Kranc’s presentation includes a discussion of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA); the issues involved with bringing a foreign worker to Canada; considerations in granting worker permission; exemptions to needs for confirmation; workers not requiring work permits; criminal and other inadmissibility; serious and ordinary criminality issues; and compliance issues for employers.
Also included in the afternoon will be a presentation about doctors, nurses and allied healthcare workers as well as the National Interest Wavier, which will be of interest to health care and labor law attorneys as well as business attorneys. A section on substance abuse in relation to immigration will conclude the day.Register online at www.cbalaw.org or phone 614/221.4112 for event 3615, which boasts 6.5 hours of CLE credit, including 0.5 hours of substance abuse. The cost is $195prepaid/$205 day of for members, $235 prepaid/$240 day of for non-members and $115 prepaid/$125 day of for paralegals.