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*FREE to HRMAC Members* Global Immigration & Travel Bans - Focusing on evolving regulatory movements relating to the impact on organizations’ globally mobile workforce.

9/7/2017
When: Thursday, September 7, 2017
8:00-8:30 am registration & networking; 8:30-10:00 am program
Where: Baker McKenzie
300 E. Randolph Street
Registration in Lobby
Chicago, Illinois  60601
United States
Contact: Lyndy Nierman
312.981.6783


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Global Immigration & Travel Bans

Evolving regulatory movements relating to the impact on organizations’

globally mobile workforce.

Please join us for a panel discussion on evolving regulatory movements impacting the globally mobile workforce. Focusing on:

- War stories—What trends/experiences/developments have we all seen this past year.

- Clearing up any confusion—What are the latest developments on the travel ban; Entrepreneur rulings and Draft legislations.  

- What actions should HR professionals take in light of these new developments regarding  Business travelers, Immigration compliance (corporate) & and Identifying appropriate individuals  for assignments.

- How should HR professionals stay ahead/on top of new developments along with tips and tricks to ensure you are equipped to advise and support your mobile employees properly.

This session will address not only Travel Bans, but Non-immigration Petitions & Green Cards with a Focus on Geographic Hot Spots.  Hope to see you there!

Moderator:

David Serwer, Partner, Baker & McKenzie, LLP

David represents and advises employers in legal matters related to the global transfer of personnel. He is a frequent speaker on topics relating to US immigration law and compliance, and has written numerous articles for US and international publications. Mr. Serwer is editor of the Firm’s Global Immigration & Mobility Update, and was co-author of the United States Business Immigration Manual.
He is also actively engaged in pro-bono legal work, managing and directing 2-3 naturalization clinics per year and represents 10-20 naturalization applications each year at naturalization hearings.

Speakers:

Sarah Reed, HR Manager, ZS Associates 
Sarah began her career at ZS Associates, a global sales and marketingconsulting firm, in 2007. Since that time, Sarah has worked in a variety of areas within HR but has focused solely on building ZS’ Global Mobility & Immigration Program over the past 6 years. She has direct oversight and responsibility for immigration for assignments and direct foreign hires, managing a high volume of visa and permanent residency applications in the US, as well as a number of cases in Canada, the UK, Germany, Switzerland, and East Asia. Sarah is also responsible for managing all of ZS’ domestic and international relocations and policies. Sarah earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Frostburg State University in Maryland.

Fazila Vaid, Immigration Attorney/Principal at Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell 
Ms. Vaid has been practicing immigration law exclusively since 2000.  She is Vice Chair of the Immigration Practice Group, where she assists multinational corporations and business professionals with temporary and permanent residence matters, including a full range of non-immigrant and immigrant visas and green card applications. Ms. Vaid represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including energy, information technology, finance, engineering, food manufacturing, automotive parts manufacturing, construction equipment manufacturing and high-speed railway and railway manufacturing. 
She is actively involved with the Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) where she currently serves on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Liaison Committee. In the past, she has served as Co-Chair of the Social Security Administration Liaison Committee and Vice Chair of the Illinois Secretary of State & Attorney General Liaison Committee. Recently, Ms. Vaid volunteered her time to serve as a pro bono attorney at O’Hare International Airport after President Trump executed the first travel ban in January 2017.  

Stephanie Lewin, Global Immigration Attorney, B-A-L

Ms. Lewin strategically advises international corporations. Her extensive, global career began 21 years ago with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (currently USCIS) in Chicago. At the INS, Stephanie interviewed permanent resident and citizenship applicants and screened inbound travelers at O’Hare. As in-house counsel for Herman Miller, she directed the immigration program and partnered with HR on right-to-work and employment law matters. Stephanie worked for 7 years in London resourcefully managing the Europe, Middle East and Africa immigration program for a global relocation company and advised clients on successful immigration applications including inbound UK and at various embassies including Brazil, Canada, China, South Africa, UAE and the US.

Vivian Fernandes, VP of Human Resources - Opus Consulting Solutions

As a Human Resource leader with over 20 years of progressive experience in people development, change management and mobility, she also holds a Masters’ Degree in Human Resources and completed a Leadership Development Program from Harvard Business School. Vivian has worked in Asia and North American geography. Over the past decade, he has worked with mid-size organizations and has helped them grow, he enjoys the creativity and significant impact HR role can have on such firms.

            

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Questions? Please contact HRMAC at 312-981-6790 or Lyndy Nierman at lnierman@hrmac.org.

  

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This program is pending approval for 1.5 credit hours towards PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 1.5 professional development credits (PDC's) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification.   

 

 






 

  

This program is pending for 1.5 credit hours towards PHR/SPHR/SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 1.5 professional development credits (PDC's) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification.   


  

This program is pending for 1.5 credit hours towards PHR/SPHR/SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 1.5 professional development credits (PDC's) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification.   


  

This program is pending for 1.5 credit hours towards PHR/SPHR/SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 1.5 professional development credits (PDC's) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification.   


  

This program is pending for 1.5 credit hours towards PHR/SPHR/SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 1.5 professional development credits (PDC's) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification.   


  

This program is pending for 1.5 credit hours towards PHR/SPHR/SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 1.5 professional development credits (PDC's) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification.   


  

 

This program is pending for 1.5 credit hours ertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 1.5 professional development credits (PDC'cs) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification.   c