Baker & McKenzie Addresses Changing Needs in North American Immigration Law – Legal Newswire Service

Washington, D.C., November 17, 2008 – Baker & McKenzie’s Global Migration & Executive Transfers group will host a webinar on the changing trends in U.S. and Canadian immigration law on Tuesday, December 2.

The webinar, which is presented in partnership with the Information Technology Association of America, will examine the action being taken on both sides of the Northern border to develop more robust compliance-driven systems of immigration control. Also, the menu of visa options in the U.S. and Canada that employers may use to maintain business agility and meet their global mobility needs will be discussed.

Other key topics include: labor certification/Program Electronic Review Management (PERM); increased audits by the US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS); worksite enforcement by the Department of Homeland Security as well as cross-checks by Social Security; and issues for international travelers.

Baker & McKenzie speakers include Elizabeth Espin Stern (Washington, D.C.), head of the Firm’s Global Migration & Executive Transfers practice, Matthew Schulz (San Francisco / Palo Alto), editor of the Firm’s Global Mobility Handbook; and Alan Diner (Toronto), former Manager of Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program.

The Firm’s Global Migration & Executive Transfers group is a part of the 450-attorney Global Employment Practice, which advises multinational companies on employment litigation, labor relations, people issues surrounding major business change, business immigration, executive transfer, and global equity services, among numerous other matters.

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