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Visas as a Solution to a Recurring Problem (Staffing!)

  • September 07, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Dakota Medical Foundation (4141 28th Ave S Fargo, ND 58104)
  • 5


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Visas as a Solution to a Recurring Problem (Staffing!)

September 7, 2018

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM 

at Dakota Medical Foundation
    4141 28th Ave S
    Fargo, ND 58104

Space is limited. Registration will close when capacity is reached. 

To Register:  Visas as a Solution to a Recurring Problem (Staffing!) 

Program Summary

Did you know that employer-sponsored immigration benefits can:

  • Allow an employer to sponsor international workers to solve a seasonal or peakload hiring need (H-2B);
  • Allow an employer to secure employees with an essential skill set (H-1B, TN);
  • Require advance planning due to clearances required from the Department of Labor, USCIS, and Department of State; and
  • Call for all employers to ensure a compliant workforce based on a 2018 pledge to increase I-9 worksite audits by 400%

Learning Objectives

1.       Explain employer sponsorship for a work authorized visa in the         context of a few visa categories.
2.       Explain the U.S. federal agencies involved and requirements for       visa sponsorship.
3.       Offer employers tools to assess whether a staffing need could         be filled by visa sponsorship.
4.       Provide a reference guide to employer-sponsored work visa             classifications and I-9 questions in the current era of ensuring         workplace compliance.

About the Speakers:

Michelle Scimecca- Immigration Attorney, Vogel Law Firm

Michelle secures employment and family U.S. immigration benefits for her clients.  She advises clients seeking temporary and permanent work authorization.  She represents a variety of clients from coast-to-coast and around the world, including:  multinational corporations, health care organizations, educational institutions, and – of course, individual foreign nationals.

Michelle leads Vogel’s Twin Cities office, joining Vogel after practicing with a nationally-recognized boutique immigration firm.  Michelle graduated from Concordia College (Moorhead) and received a law degree from Marquette University (Milwaukee), during which time she worked as an extern for Honorable John R. Tunheim of the United States District Court, District of Minnesota, and Honorable Ann Walsh Bradley of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.


  • Approved: 1.0 SHRM credit
  • Pending: 1.0 HRCI credit


Light breakfast will be provided. 


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