Charina Garcia to Speak at Web Seminar About Employment-Based Immigration

Full Service Representation:
Advising H.R. Managers on Employment-Based Immigration
from Interview to Termination

Thursday, October 15, 2009 2PM EST / 11AM PST $129 for AILA Members / $169 for non-AILA members You must register by Wednesday!

Questions about this Seminar?
Contact the AILA National Office (9:00 am-5:30 pm eastern)
via e-mail: or call: 202-507-7644
Nonimmigrant petitions, PERM, I-140s, reductions in force, I-9 compliance, USCIS site visits…now more than ever, the business immigration attorney must truly offer “full service representation.” You must be prepared to advise employer clients and human resources professionals on a range of immigration-related questions and issues that can arise at any time throughout the employer-employee relationship. Are you ready for the challenge?

From interview and hiring to termination, get insight about the role you can and must play in advising your clients during AILA’s Full Service Representation: Advising H.R. Managers on Employment-Based Immigration from Interview to Termination web seminar.

The discussion will cover the following:

  • The Interview-Permissible and Impermissible Questions, and Determining Whether an Applicant Will Need Sponsorship
  • Sponsorship for Initial or Extension NIV-Is the Company Obligated After an Offer Is Made or the Employee Has Started?
  • Developing a Corporate Immigration Policy-Timing, Fees and Repayment Provisions
  • Steps the Employer Should Take During a Mandatory Company-Wide Shut Down/Furlough or Salary Reduction
  • Termination-Notice to the Employee, USCIS and Return Transportation
  • What Happens to a Pending PERM Application, I-140 or Adjustment of Status Application When an Employee Is Terminated?

There will also be a Q & A session at the end of the seminar.


Carl Falstrom (dl)

Law Office of Carl Falstrom, New Orleans, LA
Carl Falstrom practices immigration law in New Orleans. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is a former AILA chapter chair and has served on a number of AILA liaison, program, and other committees.

Charina P. Garcia

Cornerstone Law Group, Oakland, CA
Charina P. Garcia is a principal of Cornerstone Law Group, a multi-service legal practice firm, located in San Francisco. She earned her J.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been a panel speaker at numerous AILA conferences on family and employment based immigration topics.

Jeffrey A. Snyder

Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean, Palo Alto, CA
Jeffrey A. Snyder has been with Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean since 1990, and a shareholder since 1997. As head of the firm’s employment law team, and a member of the litigation group, Mr. Snyder represents companies and executives in employment litigation, administrative board actions, workplace investigations and mediations. He also advises companies in their daily operations, including human resources counseling, sexual harassment and discrimination issues, wage & hour and compensation disputes, severance pay issues and terminations. Mr. Snyder also handles cases involving intellectual property rights (trade secrets), non-compete agreements, other employment contract disputes, and related insurance coverage issues. He has appeared many times before the California and federal courts, EEOC, DFEH and the Department of Labor’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE).

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