2009 Immigration Lecture Series: The Legal Implications of Employing Foreign Nationals for H-1B Specialty Occupations

Understanding the H1-B Petition

  • What is involved in the process of filing an H-1B Petition for Foreign Nationals?
  • As an H-1B Employer, are you in compliance with the H-1B laws?
  • Prevailing Wage vs Actual Wage -- What's the difference?
  • How to manage termination, lay-off, downsizing & leave of absence of a H-1B employee.
  • Are you contractually bound to meet a Permanent Resident Case?

Veda Maniquis and Rochene McLinn, attorneys practicing exclusively in U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law in the Chicago metropolitan area, invite you to attend a lecture on:


The Legal Implications of Employing Foreign Nationals for H-1B Specialty Occupations

What Employers, Employees, Human Resource and other interested Professionals need to know.

You will be provided with the latest information regarding H-1B petitions. The Lecture will feature H-1B policies, regulations, analysis, and strategies for management and compliance.  A 30 minute question and answer session will follow.  The Lecture fee is $30.00 per person for the early bird registration and $35.00 per person for the regular registration.  This fee includes continental breakfast, materials, and a complimentary consultation with one of the attorneys.



8:00 – 9:00 A.M.        Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:05 A.M.        Welcome / Opening Remarks
9:05 – 9:35 A.M.        Session 1 – Overview & Requirements for H-1B Petition for Foreign Workers

•    Specialty Occupations
•    Qualifications for H-1B
•    Understanding the Cap & Cap Exemptions
•    Educational and Work Equivalency Evaluations
•    Dual Representations

9:35 – 9:45 A.M.        Break

9:45 – 10:15 A.M.        Session 2 – Overview of Labor Condition Application (LCA)

•    Basic Requirements of LCA
•    Wage & Benefits Issues
•    Prevailing Wage Issues
•    Prevailing Wage vs. Actual Wage
•    Public Access Files
•    Regulations regarding Filing Fees, Attorney Fees & Expenses

10:15 – 10:25 A.M.        Break

10:25 – 10:55 A.M.        Session 3 – Post Filing Issues

•    Request for Further Evidence
•    H-1B Extensions
•    AC21 Portability & Transfers
•    Gaps, Lay-offs, Downsizing & Leaves of Absences
•    Travelling Abroad
•    I-9 Compliance
•    H-1B to Permanent Residency
•    7th Year Extensions vs. Concurrent Filing of I-140  & I-1485
•    Dealing with changes in the job, location or corporate changes

10:55 – 11:05 A.M.         Break

11:05 – 11:45 A.M.        Questions & Answers

11:45 –  11:50 A.M.       Closing Remarks

11:50 – 12:00 Noon       Networking


Jo-An Rochene McLinn of the Law Offices of Jo-An Rochene McLinn, P.C.
Veda Estipona Maniquis of the Law Offices of Veda Maniquis, P.C.
Stephanie Dy, Attorney at Law

Veda Maniquis and Rochene McLinn are solo legal practitioners licensed in the State of Illinois, specializing in all areas of business immigration, health care immigration, and family immigration.  They have extensive experience and great success in filing numerous immigration petitions and applications.  With their deep convictions and unwavering commitment for excellence in their field and cases, they have teamed up to help you make clear and informed business decisions with respect to the most current U.S. immigration laws.

For Registration/Payment details:

Veda Maniquis (773.634.2000)


Rochene McLinn (847.612.6280)



By Fax:  (312.264.0747)

Accepts all major credit cards and checks for Early Bird Registration. Please note that on the event date, only CASH transactions will be accepted.

Early Bird Registration Deadline:  Monday, 16th of February 2009


For Attorneys:  Application for CLE Credits is pending.

Name Sales End Price Fee
Early Bird Ended $30 $0.99
Regular Ended $35 $0.99