Immigration: Are You on Top of the Latest in Hiring and Talent Retention?

2016 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
You will learn how immigration reform developments will impact your organization’s hiring and retention of foreign nationals.

Immigration reform may be stalled in Congress, but the last year brought many changes to how employers hire and retain foreign nationals, requiring more time and more money. Record H-1B cap numbers have increased uncertainty, while requirements and processes for amended H-1B petitions and STEM extensions for recent graduates are more complicated and cumbersome. Rules for green cards are also changing for job portability. In this session you will learn:

  • How your organization should communicate information to manage expectations around the H-1B cap.
  • About new internal checks and processes necessitated by the Simeio Solutions decision.
  • What your organization needs to do and know when hiring STEM OPT students under the new rule.
  • The opportunities and considerations for your organization when employees have increased green card portability.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 2:15pm to 3:45pm

Justin Storch


Mr. Storch supports the Council for Global Immigration’s Government Affairs team as Manager of Agency Liaison, responsible for working with federal immigration agencies to ensure employment-based immigration policies enable U.S. employers to build America’s future workforce, grow the economy and create U.S. jobs. Prior to joining the Council, Mr. Storch worked as an immigration paralegal at both Trow & Rahal, PC and Freilicher & Hoffman, PC. Mr. Storch has also spent time serving in the offices of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and U.S. Representative Jerry Costello (D-IL). Mr. Storch received his JD from American University, where he worked as a student attorney in the university’s Immigrant Justice Clinic. Mr. Storch also holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Rebecca Peters


Mrs. Peters has worked with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) since October 2018. She previously worked for SHRM’s former affiliate the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI) in the Washington DC metro-area for nearly fifteen years, helping to advance high skilled immigration and employment verification reforms with the U.S. Congress, the White House and the federal agencies. She has served as a chair of the policy committee of the Compete America coalition. She also serves on other coalitions and working groups to educate and advance immigration system efficiencies and to ensure critical changes to employer immigration compliance are reasonable.

Peter T. Schiron, Jr.

Peter T.
Schiron, Jr.
Congressional C
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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