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Hiring a Non-Citizen? Considerations for Startups and Visa Holders

  • Jan 29, 2014 · 6:15 PM
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Startup Founders: We all know that hiring decisions are critical to startup success. But, how to look beyond local talent? And, what if a candidate you like is a non-citizen?

Non-Citizen Workers (and visa holders): You want to work for a startup but don't understand how it affects your visa/immigration status in the long run?

Join us for an information session and get all your questions answered by one of the top most immigration lawyers in the country - Michael J. Wildes, Managing Partner at Wildes and Weinberg P.C.. Michael will lead a one-hour session covering immigration considerations for startups with an overview of the non-immigrant visa categories, requirements for eligibility for businesses and employees, employee/beneficiary issues, as well as potential solutions to those challenges.

1) Introduction to U.S. visa issues with topics including employment visas (H-1B, E, TN, L-1 and O-1), student visas (F-1), and immigration procedures.

2) Outline information on employer compliance, sanctions, and the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Will cover Form I-9, proper record keeping, best practices, update on E-verify, and employment discrimination information.

3) How to become a U.S. citizen and the advantages of doing so.


6:15pm - 6:30pm - Reception 

6:30pm - 7:30pm - Speaker 

7:30pm - 8:30pm - Q&A and Networking

Food: Wine, cheese and light refreshments will be served.

Fee: There is a nominal fee of $15 when paid in advance, and $20 at the door. The fee allows us to limit no-shows and enable others to attend the event who can't otherwise afford. But...

#Startup 50% Discount: #Startup is absorbing 50% of the cost for all our members. For discount, RSVP is Mandatory at Eventbrite link (Please use 50% discount code - PremiumEvents)

Free Passes: We do realize that a lot of our members are cash strapped startup founders and students. If you want to attend, please email us (via Contact Organizers) and we'll make sure to reserve a free pass for you. Please note - email is required for a free pass.

About Speaker: Michael J. Wildes is Managing Partner of Wildes & Weinberg P.C., perhaps the United States' premier law firm concentrating exclusively in the immigration and nationality field. Michael Wildes is a former Federal Prosecutor and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, where he teaches business immigration law. He also writes a monthly column on immigration for The Jewish Press.

Note: This event is being organized in collaboration with another Meetup group.

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  • Mokhtar

    Is there are anyone have the digital version of the slides? pdf or powerpoint

    January 30, 2014

    • Jasmeet S.

      Hi Mokhtar, I would suggest sending an email to Michael J. Wildes. I am sure he has a digital version that he can share.

      January 30, 2014

  • James T.

    Excellent session - informative - great hosts. Would love to attend future events.

    January 29, 2014

  • Johan E.

    It is an informative event. I am pleased. Wildes and Weindberg P.C Immigration Law Offices are knowledgeable and customer-service oriented. Thank you for Wildes and Weinberg for having us. Thank you for the event organizers for this great event.

    January 29, 2014

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