Appreciating the challenge that start-up companies have in harnessing the talent that exists within New York City's immigrant community, Michael J. Wildes, Managing Partner at Wildes and Weinberg P.C., will lead a one-hour seminar 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.
The seminar will include:
• 1) Provide start-ups with an 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 investment 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.
The seminar is followed with Q&A and networking.
Kosher wine and cheese and light refreshments will be served.
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
6:15pm - 6:30pm - Reception
6:30pm - 7:30pm - Speaker
7:30pm - 8:30pm - Networking
RSVP: Mandatory at Eventbrite link.
Space is limited. The seminar is $10 (plus transaction fees) if paid in advance on Eventbrite, and $20 at the door. The nominal fee of $10 to attend will help us in planning our event and help enable those that wish to attend the event to do so. If you decide or are unable to attend, your donation will help the group and the fellow techies! You are guaranteed a seat if you pay in advance. To pay now, go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/everything-a-startup-needs-to-know-about-us-immigration-tickets-10149203541?aff=rss
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.