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Immigration Whirlwind: What HR Needs to Know
Room: TBD
Tuesday 06/19/2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Add to calendar
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Workplace Application:
You will learn how looming immigration changes could impact your diverse workforce. 

With the fates of over a million work-authorized foreign nationals hanging in the balance, businesses are facing a potential unprecedented wave of disruption to their operations. In the current immigration climate, you need to stay ahead of the game. During this session, you will get the latest updates on the challenges with work visas for students, intracompany transferees, seasonal workers and more; and will learn whether proposals for a new “merit-based” immigration system might offer a solution. As an HR professional, you need to understand how looming immigration changes could impact your diverse workforce. During this session, you will:

  • Learn how the President’s “Buy American and Hire American” policy might impact your workforce, specifically foreign nationals on H-1B, L, H-4, STEM-OPT and other visas for high skilled workers.
  • Understand how the increase in scrutiny and denials of immigration applications may influence your sponsorship costs and impact your business plans.
  • Learn tips for remaining compliant and preparing for government audits.
Lynn Shotwell Photo
Lynn Shotwell, Executive director,
Council for Global Immigration
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Steven Brown, Senior director-Global Mobility,