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Bashyam Spiro LLP - L1 Visa Laws

  1. 1. The Proposed L Laws
  2. 2. L’s – Background <ul><li>L-1 Is Available If: </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliate Relationship With Foreign Company </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer EE To Work, At Minimum, On Services/Goods Requiring Specialized Knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>L-1B – specialized knowledge – 5 years max </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>L-1A – managers/executives – 7 years max </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>No Need For Degree </li></ul><ul><li>Must Have Worked In Affiliate ofc, F/T For 6 Months Within Last 3 Years </li></ul>
  3. 3. Upsides To L Visa Use <ul><li>Salary Has To Be Merely Reasonable - No Floor </li></ul><ul><li>Indefinite Validity For Intermittent L’s </li></ul><ul><li>No Restriction On Place Of Employ, As Long As Are Within Affiliate Network, Declared With BCIS </li></ul><ul><li>Blanket L: Pre-Approval Of Companies Or Use Of L </li></ul><ul><li>Ease Of Entry For Regular Business Visits </li></ul>
  4. 4. L Abuse <ul><li>L Sweat Shops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking in fees for placement of foreign workers and underpaying the foreign worker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No reporting mechanism with DOL </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How Many, How Often? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Two Bills <ul><li>DeLauro Bill, HR 2702 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduced 7/10/03 To House of Reps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fairly Detailed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mica Bill, HR 2154 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduced 5/19/03 To House Of Reps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick And More Effective </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>DeLauro Bill </li></ul><ul><li>Ditto Off The H-1B Regs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prevailing & Actual Wages. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Of Only OES Level 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Adverse Affects On Similarly Employed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File With Secretary of Labor, Pre-BCIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complaint Process & Fines </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. DeLauro Bill Problems <ul><li>Workplace-Specific Wages </li></ul><ul><li>Roaming Not Addressed </li></ul><ul><li>Having To Do On-Site Postings Prior To CIS Approval </li></ul><ul><li>Fact of Pay Coming From Overseas Offices Not Addressed </li></ul><ul><li>US Employer Liable For Costs Of Return </li></ul><ul><li>NO Blanket L’s </li></ul><ul><li>Must Have Bachelor’s Degree or Higher </li></ul><ul><li>Had To Have Worked For For’n Affil At Least 6 Months F/T In Last 2 Years (Not 3) </li></ul><ul><li>Had To Be Employed F/T 2 Years (Not One Year – Wrong Anyway, b/c Req Is 6 months) </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Mica Bill </li></ul><ul><li>Must File Attestation With DOL </li></ul><ul><li>Employer Will Not Place The Nonimmigrant With Another ER </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If EE performs duties at one or more worksites “of” other ER </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indicia of employment relationship </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make Available The Application of Attestation to DOL </li></ul><ul><li>-- ok, b/c is addressing the sweatshop issue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presumably regs would allow for complaints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Might be enough flexibility to allow companies to pre-apply for managerial/executive level staffing attestations </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>What Can You Do? </li></ul><ul><li>Call Us And We Will Provide You With A Letter To Send To Your Congressman </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Up And Make Sure It Is NOT Supported </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul><ul><li>Bashyam & Spiro, LLP </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 703-506-4500 </li></ul><ul><li>www.immigrationcounsel.com </li></ul>

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