How to Comply with the New STEM OPT Regulations

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

2:00 pm EDT
11:00 am PDT


How to Comply with the New STEM OPT Regulations

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released the final regulation that will alter how U.S. companies hire and employ F-1 foreign students with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The regulation will extend the period of authorized employment for certain students working pursuant to Optional Practical Training (OPT), but it will also impose significant new obligations and record-keeping requirements on U.S. employers.

Join BAL for a two-part webinar series with experts as they discuss the new requirements for employers, foreign students and U.S. universities, and explain how in-house professionals must alter their programs to comply with the new regulation. 

Part 2: Best Practices – How to Comply with New OPT Paperwork and Reporting Obligations

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

2:00 pm EDT | 11:00 am PDT

Panelists will provide practical advice on how in-house professionals can comply with the new F-1 OPT program requirements. Speakers will address:

  • How foreign students and employers should complete the new DHS form
  • Strategies to handle the transition period for existing employees
  • Who is responsible for tracking deadlines and submitting paperwork
  • Best-practices for retaining paperwork
  • Establishing and documenting compliance with attestations
  • Handling on-site visits by Department of Homeland Security officials

Please click here to register for Part 2.

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