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Monday, May 04, 2020COVID-19

Free Webinar (5/4): COVID-19 and Immigration

Please join Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete attorneys Barbara Kihumba and Punam Rogers and Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus attorney George Ernst for an insightful discussion about strategies for U.S. employers as they struggle to manage their visa & compliance programs while balancing business & economic needs.

When: Monday, May 4, 2020

11:00 AM - Noon (Central)
Noon - 1:00 (Eastern)

Cost: Complimentary

Continuing Education:
1.0 HRCI Credit*
1.0 SHRM Credit*
*Pending approval

This webinar will address the following topics:

  • Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations
  • What is the latest on the travel/immigration bans to the U.S.?
  • Who is impacted and for how long?
  • Has the government provided flexibility for immigration filings deadlines and compliance?
  • What immigration risks should U.S. employers need to weigh when considering options like furloughs, layoffs, wage reductions, and possible office closures in order to save their businesses?
  • Can H-1B workers work remotely?
  • Can employers reduce the wage rate of H-1B Workers? Or reduce their hours?
  • Does the law provide a path to unpaid furlough or temporary leave of H-1B workers?
  • Immigration and workforce planning/ management-what should U.S. employers be concerned about in the next 3-6 months?



Barbara Kihumba
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete

Barbara practices primarily in the area of business immigration where she represents corporations, research organizations and academic institutions in acquiring employment-based nonimmigrant visas and permanent residence for scientists, scholars, executives, managers and professionals.

Punam Rogers
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete

Bringing two decades' of experience, Punam works with employers-from start-ups to established multinationals-to design and implement immigration strategies that help them navigate through an ever changing, complex legal framework of immigration and nationality law. She identifies and implements successful programs for U.S. employers to hire and retain international personnel, including senior leadership all the way to critical professional positions.

George Ernst
Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus

George is an accomplished business immigration attorney with over ten years of experience representing multi-national corporations across various industries. His practice focuses on advising clients in highly technical and complex matters relating to the employment of foreign nationals.


For additional information, please contact Kian Cheng at kcheng@constangy.com

Monday, May 04, 2020 11:00 AM

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