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Federal and State Agencies to offer H-Programs Compliance Assistance Event for Louisiana Employers

Posted By Katelyn Smith, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Thursday, January 4, 2018

Federal and State Agencies to offer H-Programs Compliance Assistance Event for Louisiana Employers

Baton Rouge, La                                                                   

Date: 01/18/2018                                                                

Location:                                                                               

East Baton Rouge Parish Library                                                       

7711 Goodwood Blvd                                                          

Baton Rouge, LA 70806                                                                                                              

 

Don’t miss this opportunity for free compliance assistance and training from the agencies that enforce Federal and State laws that impact your business.

8:30am-8:45am Opening Session: New Orleans DD Troy Mouton (WHD) opening comments and introduction of participating agencies. 

Presentations:

8:45am-9:45am WHD | Agricultural Requirements Under The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA)

This module will discuss agricultural employers’ obligations and responsibilities under the Fair labor Standard Act.

9:45am-10:45am WHD | H-2A Provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)  

This presentation covers the legal obligations of agricultural employers relating to the H-2A program and relates to the H-2A regulations which became effective on March 15, 2010.

 

10:45am-11:00am Break

11:00am-12:00pm US DHS –ICE | Worksite Enforcement and IMAGE    

The IMAGE program was created in July 2006, as a joint government and private sector initiative designed to build cooperative relationships that strengthen hiring practices and encourage employer compliance to ensure a lawful workforce.  Through close coordination and partnership with the private sector, IMAGE seeks to promote principals of ethical business conduct, prevent the hiring of unauthorized workers, and empower employers with a pragmatic immigration compliance strategy.

 

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Break

 

1:00pm-2:00pm LWC-Foreign Labor Programs |TBD

Foreign Labor Certification Unit provides value-added services to employers looking to hire a non U.S. citizen. The Unit works directly with the National Processing Centers and focuses primarily on screening ETA application forms and conducting housing inspections.

2:00pm-3:00pm WHD |Requirements to Participate in the H-2B Program  

This presentation covers the legal obligations of employers relating to the H-2B program

3:00pm-4:00pm WHD | Overview of H-1B Program  

This presentation covers the legal obligations of employers relating to the H-1B program

Seating is limited for this free event and registration is strongly encouraged. We cannot guarantee a seat will be available to those who do not register. Doors open at 8:00 am. Stakeholders and employers who wish to attend this event need to register using the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/federal-and-state-agencies-to-offer-h-programs-compliance-assistance-event-for-louisiana-employers-tickets-41094205876

For additional information contact: William Sabik, Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist, at sabikkandel.williams@dol.gov

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