Senior Partner, Mike Hammond will be speaking at the SHRM Global Mobility and Immigration Symposium on the topic of H-1b RFE’s. Sessions at the conference will cover: recent changes in U.S. immigration law, COVID related impacts to global mobility, and, a look at what we can expect in 2021. The conference is completely virtual and registration remains open.
HNM’s senior partner Mike Hammond, will be speaking at the TechServe Alliance Annual Conference to be held virtually this week. On Wed, he will be hosting a roundtable to discuss changes for the H-1b visa to be expected in light of the Biden win and on Thurs., he will be part of a panel discussing legal minefields to avoid. TechServe serves the IT and Engineering staffing and solutions space.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” – Desmond Tutu
In keeping with a belief in the truth found in the phrase above and in light of the events of the past weeks which have been painful reminders that black people in the United States continue to suffer under the oppression of racism and injustice, we are issuing a statement declaring that we stand for justice and good.
At the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. the concept of justice is depicted in a number of places with the most prominent being the statue of Lady Justice holding a smaller Lady Justice blindfolded and holding scales designed to depict that justice is fair and impartial. The ideal of justice being impartial has oft been proven to be illusory relative to the treatment of persons of color. As the poet Langston Hughes wrote,
That Justice is a blind goddess
Is a thing to which we black are wise:
Her bandage hides two festering sores
That once perhaps were eyes.”
My favorite of the depictions of justice is not the prominent statue by the steps but, rather the frieze located on the west wall inside the courtroom which depicts the battle of good vs. evil. In this depiction, Lady Justice is not blindfolded but, rather, she has her hand on her sword and is prepared to fight the forces of evil for good. She is surrounded by depictions of divine inspiration and wisdom.
We have a shared responsibility to be on the side of good not evil; to speak out against acts of racism and oppression; to act to bring about meaningful change; and, to be a positive force in creating places of work, communities, cities, and a nation that stands for what is good and just.
HLG will be hosting a free teleconference on Thurs. May 14th at 11:00 am eastern to discuss some recent changes in the immigration laws and policies relative to H-1b visas and PERM applications and also to provide updates on several misc. topics impacted by COVID-19. The seminar will specifically focus on the IT and engineering staffing market but, information will be provided that is relevant to all employers that have international workers. Register here.
HLG will be hosting a free conference call for clients on Tues Jan 14th at 2:30 eastern to provide information on the new electronic registration system and the H-1b cap lottery filings for this year. Register here.
Save the time and date, HLG will be hosting a free conference call for all clients on Tues. Jan 14th at 2:30 pm eastern to provide information about the new electronic registration system that will be used for this year’s cap/lottery.
We will be hosting a free conference call on Wed Jan 23rd at 2:00 pm eastern to discuss the upcoming H-1b cap lottery filings. Register and obtain more info. here.
Several HLG attorneys are in San Francisco attending the AILA Annual Conference. HLG partner, Phil Eichorn and Sr. attorney, Lisa Galvan will be speakers at this event.
The H-1b cap lottery is only 8 weeks away. HLG will be hosting an informative conference call on Tues Feb 6th at 2:00 pm eastern for its clients and friends. Registration is free. For more information and to register, follow this link.