Major Changes in the World of H-2B Seasonal Visas

Recorded On: 12/03/2015

2015 has been a tough year for seasonal businesses that rely on the H-2B Visa Program. After months of highs and lows where seasonal businesses saw the H-2B visa be at the center of a federal lawsuit, have its processing suspended, be subjected to a lack of clarity with the process, and unforeseen delays, the industry was rocked again with the issuance of a new Interim Rule that drastically changed the H-2B visa requirements. These regulations recently went into effect, first applying to clubs with October 1st seasonal start dates and later. These regulations have a major impact on private clubs that typically rely on seasonal staff.

Attorney Keith Pabian will present a webinar on visa options for those in the club industry that employ seasonal employees and will discuss best practices, strategies, and common traps surrounding bringing foreign national employees to work for an organization. He will also discuss his initial impressions of the new regulations and provide insights and tips into how to manage the new process and requirements.

Keith Pabian

Partner, Pabian Law

Keith Pabian is the Founding Partner of Pabian Law, LLC, a national immigration law firm focusing on assisting employers through the visa and immigration process.  Keith has a unique specialization in representing seasonal businesses from coast to coast in the hospitality industry.  Keith is a proud member of the National Club Association, serving on the organization’s Education Committee.  He is heavily involved with the CMAA, HFTP and their affiliated local chapters.  In addition, Keith regularly presents in national conferences, local chapter meetings, and international webinars on immigration topics affecting the hospitality industry.   He has received numerous awards for his success in providing solutions for employer's most pressing staffing issues. He can be reached at keith@pabianlaw.com or 617-939-9444.

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