President Donald Trump’s recent immigration-related executive orders could have major impacts on employers and their workers at U.S. transportation construction sites. The president has authorized a U.S.-Mexico border wall and the hiring of more U.S. Border Patrol agents as part of an overall crackdown on illegal immigration, including tougher state and local enforcement. Now, hiring managers face new hurdles on how to procure work visas for foreign nationals and other labor force compliance challenges.
This webinar will focus on recent developments in immigration law and include a timely refresher on the nuts-and-bolts of hiring labor such as Form I-9 and E-Verify. The speakers, both attorneys from the nationally-recognized Stites & Harbision firm, will provide practical advice on how to navigate the current landscape and anticipate what might happen down the road.
Participants will also be able to ask questions.
Nina Maja Bergmar has significant experience in business immigration and immigration compliance. She has helped companies of all sizes and across industries obtain non-immigrant and immigrant visas for prospective foreign employees, including H-1B Specialty Occupation visas, L-1 Intra-Company Transferee visas, J-1 Trainee visas, O-1 Extraordinary Ability visas, and employment-based green cards. She also counsels employers on I-9 and E-Verify compliance and other immigration-related issues.
Steven Henderson, an attorney, registered professional engineer and former public official with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, brings a diverse skill set to his construction, design firm and contractor clients. He has in-depth knowledge of the multiple demands placed on firms involved in complex transportation projects. Steven successfully litigates cases in state and federal courts, and regularly manages the resolution of disputes for clients.