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love this podcast, super informative

By Linese - Jan 21 2016
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Really love this podcast, I’m a career coach who works with immigrants to land their H-1B job by helping them with their interviews and it’s very important for me to follow up on the latest trends. Thanks Sheila for putting together such a great podcast!

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26 Ratings
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16
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5
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love this podcast, super informative

By Linese - Jan 21 2016
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Really love this podcast, I’m a career coach who works with immigrants to land their H-1B job by helping them with their interviews and it’s very important for me to follow up on the latest trends. Thanks Sheila for putting together such a great podcast!
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Murthy Immigration Podcast

Latest release on Dec 04, 2019

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Rank #1: H1B RFE Trends 2016-2017

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The focus of this teleconference is recent trends in requests for evidence (RFEs) for H1B petitions after cap season. Attorneys from the Murthy Law Firm discuss issues related to CPT & OPT, right to control, specialty occupation, etc, and provide tips for preparing a strong RFE response.

Aug 03 2016

35mins

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Rank #2: Teleconference: PERM/Green Card and Citizenship Updates

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are the focus of this teleconference from May 01, 2019. A continuation of our series designed for employers and their representatives, Murthy Law Firm attorneys turn their attention to shifts in adjudications and processes, to provide guidance on methods for overcoming issues.

May 01 2019

35mins

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Rank #3: H1B Cap-Subject Petitions - Practical Tips for Approvals

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The fiscal year 2019 H1B cap season is discussed by Murthy Law Firm attorneys in this teleconference. Included topics are issues related to transitioning from F-1 to H1B, USCIS quota and fee requirements, Level 1 Wage and Specialty Occupation, and matters important to IT companies with workers at third-party sites.

Feb 07 2018

45mins

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Rank #4: New I-9 Form Compliance

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I-9 issues are the center of discussion in this teleconference from the Murthy Law Firm. Included topics relate to employer compliance with requirements for completing and maintaining the I-9 form. Specifically addressed are matters surrounding H1B and other nonimmigrant workers, and the most recent version of the I-9.

Jan 03 2018

23mins

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Rank #5: Site Visits and Compliance Issues - Teleconference

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The latest trends and practical tips for when government agencies show up at your door are discussed by Murthy attorneys in this teleconference. Whether ICE or FDNS come to determine your company’s compliance with your H-1 and L-1 petitions, you want to be ready.

Apr 03 2019

34mins

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Rank #6: H1B Cap Petitions: Practical Tips for Filing - Teleconference

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Murthy Law Firm attorneys discuss tips for the upcoming H1B cap season and the latest trends from the current Administration.

Jan 02 2019

46mins

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Rank #7: Podcast - The Basics of EA/OPR/NIW Petitions

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This recording provides a general overview of immigrant petitions in the EB-1 Extraordinary Ability (EA), Outstanding Professor and Researcher (OPR) and EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) categories. We describe the process involved and the eligibility criteria used with regard to each of these types of petitions. As these types of petitions do not require a Labor Certification process with the Department of Labor, they may serve as a viable option in those cases where the filing of a Labor Certification Application is not possible or desired and the beneficiary meets the other eligibility requirements.

Mar 23 2012

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Rank #8: Other Nonimmigrant Options - Teleconference

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Many employers are familiar with the H1B and L-1 nonimmigrant visa programs, but there are other visa categories that, in the right circumstances, may offer U.S. employers additional options for hiring foreign national workers. Murthy Law Firm attorneys provide an overview of some of these less prominent work visa categories.

Mar 06 2019

37mins

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Rank #9: H-4 EAD Under the Trump Administration

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Murthy Law Firm attorneys discuss the fate of the program that allows certain H-4 spouses to apply for employment authorization documents (EADs). This special teleconference held on January 9, 2018 for members of the Telugu Association of North America (TANA), is now being made available for all stakeholders who rely on MurthyDotCom to stay informed about the U.S. immigration system.

Jan 09 2018

23mins

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Rank #10: Visa Issues for Employees - Teleconference

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An overview of immigration issues related to employees traveling to the United States from abroad is provided in this teleconference from July 3, 2019. Discussed are situations employees may face, including extreme vetting, visa processing, and what happens during the immigration inspection process by U.S. Customs & Border Protection. Murthy Law Firm attorneys address immigration concerns of employers awaiting the return of workers who are abroad.

Jul 03 2019

42mins

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Rank #11: Work Visa Options Beyond H1B and L-1

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U.S. companies with the need for foreign national workers are typically familiar with the H1B and L-1 visa categories. But there is an entire ‘alphabet soup’ of work visa options that may meet an employer’s needs in certain circumstances. In this teleconference, Murthy Law Firm attorneys cover a number of different categories, including E-1, E-2, J, O, P, R, and TN.

Dec 06 2017

42mins

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Rank #12: Tips for I-140 Filings

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This teleconference reviews current issues and recent trends that may arise in Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker (form I-140) process adjudications. The mechanics and mysteries of an I-140 filing are explained, including how to present an acceptable and approvable case to the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). Based on their experience with the I-140 process, attorneys at the Murthy Law Firm will share recommendations and insights for completing this complex stage on the path toward an employee's green card.

Oct 05 2016

37mins

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Rank #13: H1B RFEs and Issues - Teleconference

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Recent trends in requests for evidence (RFEs) for H1B petitions after cap season are discussed in this teleconference from June 5, 2019. Attorneys from the Murthy Law Firm touch on issues related to the right to control, specialty occupations, CPT & OPT, etc, and provide tips for preparing a strong RFE response.

Jun 05 2019

42mins

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Rank #14: Prevailing Wage Determination Issues in GC Cases

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Murthy Law Firm attorneys focus on one of the first steps in the PERM green card process: the prevailing wage determination. In the PERM green card process, employers are required to commit to a salary that either meets or exceeds the prevailing wage for the sponsored position as determined by the Department of Labor. Murthy attorneys discuss fundamentals of the prevailing wage request and current adjudication trends, and provide guidance on how to overcome issues when seeking a prevailing wage determination for the green card process.

Jul 06 2016

38mins

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Rank #15: Recruitment in PERM Cases

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This teleconference focuses on good-faith recruitment of U.S. workers during the PERM labor certification process. In the PERM process, employers are required to make sure that there are not sufficient U.S. workers who are able, willing, qualified, and available for the work to be undertaken. Attorneys at the Murthy Law Firm discuss the recruitment process and discuss current U.S. Department of Labor trends regarding recruitment, specifically issues raised in audit requests.

Sep 07 2016

29mins

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Rank #16: Investigations of US Employers by Federal Agencies

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The focuses of this teleconference is investigations of employers of foreign workers by U.S. federal agencies. The past several years have seen increased investigations of foreign workers and more cooperation and information sharing between the federal agencies. Immigration enforcement, reform, and protections for U.S. workers are topics of interest. Murthy Law Firm attorneys unpack complex workplace enforcement issues and discuss strategies and tips for avoiding violations, proper internal auditing, and other best practices.

Jun 01 2016

32mins

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Rank #17: Year End Planning: Immigration Compliance Files - Teleconference

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Attorneys at the Murthy Law Firm discuss year-end planning, such as retention of records for H1B petitions (Public Access Files) and labor certification cases (compliance files) in this teleconference from December 5, 2018. They look to the year ahead in maintaining documentation and planning financially for immigration.

Dec 05 2018

41mins

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Rank #18: Analyzing Latest Regulations and Policies, Part 2

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Murthy Law Firm attorneys continue the discussion of the Trump Administration's ongoing regulatory and policy changes with employment-based immigration, in the second part of this teleconference. Sheela Murthy leads a discussion of the latest impacts, consequences, and strategies to deal with this uncertain environment.

Nov 07 2018

36mins

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Rank #19: PERM/Green Card and Citizenship Updates - Teleconference

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Recent changes to the PERM/Green Card process and citizenship adjudications are the topic of this teleconference from October 3, 2018. Murthy Law Firm attorneys discuss trends and changes to adjudications and processes, and provide guidance on how to overcome problems.

Oct 03 2018

47mins

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Rank #20: L-1 Strategies for RFEs/Denials - Teleconference

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Getting an L-1 petition approved has never been more challenging. Yet, there are steps companies can take to improve their chances with these filings. Murthy Law Firm attorneys provide tips in this teleconference from September 5, 2018, for responding to L-1 RFEs. They also discuss issues that employers should keep in mind, in the event an L-1 petition is denied.

Sep 05 2018

40mins

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Year End Planning and Immigration Compliance

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Year-end planning is the topic for the final teleconference of 2019. Murthy Law Firm attorneys join Sheela Murthy to discuss matters including the retention of records for H1B petitions (public access files) and labor certification cases (compliance files). They look to the year ahead in maintaining documentation and planning financially for immigration.

Dec 04 2019

38mins

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Analysis of January 2017 Regulations

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An in-depth analysis of the "Retention of EB1, EB2, and EB3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers" regulation, which was published in January 2017, is discussed by Murthy attorneys. They touch on strategies and hidden gems for retaining and onboarding employees during these difficult times for immigrants during the Trump Administration. The discussion focuses on nonimmigrant grace periods, calculating the period of H1B stay, and the effect of I-140 withdrawals by employers in this teleconference.

Nov 06 2019

49mins

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Retaining Top Talent for Managers and Executives - Teleconference

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Murthy Law Firm attorneys discuss strategies on how multinational companies can fast-track their most valuable L1B and L1A employees to permanent resident status (commonly referred to as a green card), so that they can use their services beyond the 5-year and 7-year limits.

Oct 02 2019

25mins

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Hiring Issues for F-1/H1B Workers

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The maintenance of status issues for employees in F-1 status and H1B status and the latest trends from the current Administration is the topic Murthy Law Firm attorneys discuss in this teleconference.

Sep 04 2019

40mins

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Recap of Trump Policy Memos Within the Past Year

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Trump immigration policy memos over the last year are the topic in this teleconference that aired August 07, 2019. Murthy Law Firm attorneys discuss the impact of these memos on employment and family-based immigration.

Aug 07 2019

34mins

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Visa Issues for Employees - Teleconference

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An overview of immigration issues related to employees traveling to the United States from abroad is provided in this teleconference from July 3, 2019. Discussed are situations employees may face, including extreme vetting, visa processing, and what happens during the immigration inspection process by U.S. Customs & Border Protection. Murthy Law Firm attorneys address immigration concerns of employers awaiting the return of workers who are abroad.

Jul 03 2019

42mins

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H1B RFEs and Issues - Teleconference

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Recent trends in requests for evidence (RFEs) for H1B petitions after cap season are discussed in this teleconference from June 5, 2019. Attorneys from the Murthy Law Firm touch on issues related to the right to control, specialty occupations, CPT & OPT, etc, and provide tips for preparing a strong RFE response.

Jun 05 2019

42mins

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Teleconference: PERM/Green Card and Citizenship Updates

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are the focus of this teleconference from May 01, 2019. A continuation of our series designed for employers and their representatives, Murthy Law Firm attorneys turn their attention to shifts in adjudications and processes, to provide guidance on methods for overcoming issues.

May 01 2019

35mins

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Site Visits and Compliance Issues - Teleconference

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The latest trends and practical tips for when government agencies show up at your door are discussed by Murthy attorneys in this teleconference. Whether ICE or FDNS come to determine your company’s compliance with your H-1 and L-1 petitions, you want to be ready.

Apr 03 2019

34mins

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Other Nonimmigrant Options - Teleconference

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Many employers are familiar with the H1B and L-1 nonimmigrant visa programs, but there are other visa categories that, in the right circumstances, may offer U.S. employers additional options for hiring foreign national workers. Murthy Law Firm attorneys provide an overview of some of these less prominent work visa categories.

Mar 06 2019

37mins

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Teleconference: CPT/OPT Transition to H1B

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Murthy Law Firm attorneys discuss matters related to various types of employment authorization for students in F-1 status, including CPT and OPT (both the initial 12-month OPT and the 24-month STEM extension), placement of F-1 student workers at third-party sites, employer obligations, and how to avoid unlawful presence based on the new USCIS Policy Memo. Common issues related to transitioning from F-1 to H1B are also topics in this teleconference.

Feb 06 2019

44mins

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H1B Cap Petitions: Practical Tips for Filing - Teleconference

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Murthy Law Firm attorneys discuss tips for the upcoming H1B cap season and the latest trends from the current Administration.

Jan 02 2019

46mins

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Year End Planning: Immigration Compliance Files - Teleconference

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Attorneys at the Murthy Law Firm discuss year-end planning, such as retention of records for H1B petitions (Public Access Files) and labor certification cases (compliance files) in this teleconference from December 5, 2018. They look to the year ahead in maintaining documentation and planning financially for immigration.

Dec 05 2018

41mins

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Analyzing Latest Regulations and Policies, Part 2

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Murthy Law Firm attorneys continue the discussion of the Trump Administration's ongoing regulatory and policy changes with employment-based immigration, in the second part of this teleconference. Sheela Murthy leads a discussion of the latest impacts, consequences, and strategies to deal with this uncertain environment.

Nov 07 2018

36mins

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PERM/Green Card and Citizenship Updates - Teleconference

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Recent changes to the PERM/Green Card process and citizenship adjudications are the topic of this teleconference from October 3, 2018. Murthy Law Firm attorneys discuss trends and changes to adjudications and processes, and provide guidance on how to overcome problems.

Oct 03 2018

47mins

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L-1 Strategies for RFEs/Denials - Teleconference

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Getting an L-1 petition approved has never been more challenging. Yet, there are steps companies can take to improve their chances with these filings. Murthy Law Firm attorneys provide tips in this teleconference from September 5, 2018, for responding to L-1 RFEs. They also discuss issues that employers should keep in mind, in the event an L-1 petition is denied.

Sep 05 2018

40mins

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Analyzing Latest Regulations and Policies, Part 1

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The Trump Administration continues to push for changes to those in nonimmigrant status and the U.S. employment-based immigration system. Though legislative wins have been tough to come by, the Administration has had more luck reforming immigration rules through memos and regulations. Sheela Murthy leads a discussion on some of the latest actions.

Aug 01 2018

38mins

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CBP and Travel Issues for Employees - Teleconference

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This teleconference provides an overview of immigration issues related to employees traveling to the United States from abroad. Discussed are situations employees may face, including extreme vetting, visa processing, and what happens during the immigration inspection process by U.S. Customs & Border Protection. Murthy Law Firm attorneys address immigration concerns of employers awaiting the return of workers who are abroad.

Jul 11 2018

44mins

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H1B RFEs and Issues

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The focus of this teleconference is recent trends in requests for evidence (RFEs) for H1B petitions after cap season. Attorneys from the Murthy Law Firm discuss issues related to CPT & OPT, right to control, specialty occupation, Level I, etc, and provide tips for preparing a strong RFE response.

Jun 06 2018

50mins

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Special Teleconference: STEM OPT 3rd Placement Worksites

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Murthy Law Firm attorneys discuss a recent change in the USCIS's interpretation of the STEM OPT rule with regard to third-party placements.

May 07 2018

32mins

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iTunes Ratings

26 Ratings
Average Ratings
16
5
5
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love this podcast, super informative

By Linese - Jan 21 2016
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Really love this podcast, I’m a career coach who works with immigrants to land their H-1B job by helping them with their interviews and it’s very important for me to follow up on the latest trends. Thanks Sheila for putting together such a great podcast!