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Greenberg Traurig’s Laura Reiff and Kate Kalmykov Selected as 2018 Trailblazers by the National Law Journal

The National Law Journal selected the 2018 Trailblazers in Immigration. This year, Greenberg Traurig Immigration & Compliance attorneys Laura Reiff and Kate Kalmykov were recognized on the list for their notable achievements in the practice of law. Kalmykov leads the immigration practice group in the firm’s New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia offices. She has more … Continue Reading

BALCA Reverses PERM Denial, says Employer Complied with Supervised Recruitment Instructions

In Matter of SDG Post Oak, the employer was issued a notice of supervised recruitment by the Atlanta National Processing Center (ANPC). After the draft recruitment was approved by the ANPC, the employer placed an online advertisement on online job listing forums. The duty requirement field of the advertisement properly listed the minimum experience as … Continue Reading

Recent and Important BALCA Decisions for Employers

The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (“BALCA”) recently issued two decisions employers should note. First, in Matter of Mphasis Corporation, BALCA reversed a denial of a PERM labor certification issued by the Certifying Officer (“CO”) on the grounds that the Employee Referral Program (“ERP”) recruitment step was properly started. The underlying challenge was the … Continue Reading

Three Recent BALCA Decisions Provide Subtle, Yet Important Pro-Employer Holdings For PERM Filings

Three recent BALCA decisions give employers some flexibility when preparing and filing PERM Labor Certification applications.  Specifically, the decisions address: (1) employer website recruitment efforts; (2) using alternate wage surveys at the prevailing wage stage; and (3) Sunday newspaper circulation and the definition of “area of intended employment.”  Below are the three cases:… Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Webinar Covers ‘Everything You Want to Know About Immigration Compliance’

Last week, Greenberg Traurig Immigration attorneys Ian Macdonald, Scott Decker and Kristen Burke hosted the immigration compliance webinar, “Everything You Want to Know About Immigration Compliance and Enforcement but Dare Not Ask!” Macdonald, Decker and Burke addressed how U.S. employers with a global workforce are faced with navigating the daunting maze of U.S. immigration compliance … Continue Reading

Chinese Authorities Tighten Enforcement Under New Immigration Law; Companies Urged to be Proactive

As update to our recent blog on China, clients are inquiring into why immigration enforcement and compliance in China is on the increase, yet favorable work authorization measures for foreign workers are being implemented by authorities at the same time. We don’t see these two initiatives at odds with each other; rather China is improving … Continue Reading
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