Employer Training on Release of Technology to Nonimmigrant Workers


As Lathrop Gage recently reported, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has started to require employers filing H-1B, L-1 and O-1A petitions to certify, under penalty of perjury, that they have reviewed and complied with complex regulations on granting foreign nationals access to certain restricted technology. Many employers are unfamiliar with these regulations and unable to determine whether the rules apply to them. In acknowledgement, USCIS suspended the certification requirement for several weeks, but the requirement has now become mandatory.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has announced that it will offer an on-demand webinar on the technology access rules starting Monday, February 28, 2011, in collaboration with an organization called True Compliance Group. Employer representatives who will be signing the required certification for H-1B, L-1, and O-1A cases may want to take advantage of this training opportunity. The webinar will be available for purchase through AILA’s conference recordings site for a fee of $150 on or after February 28.  Read more ...