Master Series on Immigration and Compliance Best Practices in Managing U.S. and Global Employee Populations 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 
Metro Meeting Center 
101 Federal Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 

Please join BAL Partner Edward Rios and BAL Senior Associate Stephanie Lewin for a special Master Series presentation on "Immigration and Compliance Best Practices in Managing US and Global Employee Populations."  Whether managing a new global mobility initiative for your organization or seeking to expand the capabilities of an existing program, gain critical insights at this special half-day Master Series presentation. You will hear from industry experts about best practices in managing US and Global employee populations, how to avoid common compliance shortfalls and challenges, and key tips for developing both small and large immigration programs. 

Topics to be discussed will include:

 1.  Common US business visa categories 

  • B-1 Business Visitor visas –  Limitations and appropriate use
  • H-1B visas –  Latest developments addressing employer obligations following changes to employee work location 
  • L-1 visas –  Trends and key timing considerations for effective transfer of multinational executives, managers, and specialized knowledge personnel 

 2.  Distinguishing different global mobility program structures

  • Centralized versus decentralized program management
  • Global network partnerships versus regional outsourcing
  • Leveraging technology to develop an accurate reporting regime

3.  Dealing with transition

  • A view from the trenches
  • Consolidating, moving, or inheriting a global mobility program

4.  Industry benchmarking 

  • Assessing immigration policies
  • Review of  compliance procedures

Edward Rios
BAL Partner (Boston, MA) 

Stephanie Lewin
BAL Senior Associate (San Francisco, CA)


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Corporate HR
Professionals who manage mobility for their company's employees.

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8:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.     Registration check-in
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.   Educational session (includes networking break)