Thursdays Live with Chugh

Tune into weekly live discussions with Chugh, LLP’s immigration, legal, and tax experts to gain critical insights that you can immediately apply to your business – or personal goals.

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Commercial Leases and/ Contracts Dos and Don'ts

Date: August 11, 2022

During this live event, we cover the dos and don’ts of Commercial Leases & Contracts. Learn about Commercial Leases & Contracts and how it can help your business during this informative live conversation.

Employment Based I-485 Adjustment of Status, Interfiling, Travel, and Processing Delays

Date: August 4, 2022

Learn about employment-based immigration during this very interactive live conversation. During this live event, we cover topics relating to I-485 like adjustment of status, interfiling, traveling while having a pending adjustment of status, and processing delays by USCIS.

How to Sponsor Employees on EB-2 and EB-3 Green Cards: The PERM Process and Beyond

Date: July 21, 2022

It can be complicated to sponsor EB-2 and EB-3 green cards for your employees. Don’t miss this live event for the chance to learn more about PERM labor certification and other aspects of the green card sponsorship process for these categories.

How to Create Your Company's Employee Social Media Policy

Date: July 7, 2022

A strong social media policy can protect your company from legal liability issues. During this live event, Chugh, LLP Attorney Gurshaan Chattha shares insight into what companies should include in their social media policy.

Unlawful Presence Bar Updates: Impact for Certain Green Card Applicants

Date: June 23, 2022

A new policy change impacts how USCIS enforces three- and ten-year bars to inadmissibility. During this conversation, we cover how this new policy interpretation may impact certain adjustment of status applications.

Sponsoring Nurses on a Green Card: What Employers Should Know

Date: June 16, 2022

Due to a labor shortage, employers can sponsor nurses for permanent residency more quickly than other professionals. Don’t miss this live session for insight into the EB-3 green card sponsorship process for nurses.

An Employer's Guide to Maintaining Public Access Files for H-1B Workers

Date: June 9, 2022

Estate planning is a crucial step to protect your assets after you pass away. During this live conversation, Attorney Minh Luong covers what an estate plan entails, what steps you need to take to do it correctly, and more.

Estate Planning Basics: How to Preserve Your Assets for Your Heirs

Date: May 26, 2022

Estate planning is a crucial step to protect your assets after you pass away. During this live conversation, Attorney Minh Luong covers what an estate plan entails, what steps you need to take to do it correctly, and more.

Documented Dreamers: Aging Out of the US Immigration System

Date: May 12, 2022

Documented dreamers are kids that have grown up in the US, but who risk losing their dependent visas when they turn 21. Our immigration experts discuss the immigration options available to this growing number of individuals.

Recent Immigration News and FAQs: H-1B, Green Cards, & More

Date: April 14, 2022

During this conversation, you’ll learn more about the fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap selection process, maintaining status when travelling, the May Visa Bulletin, and more.

Developing Your Company's Global Mobil Strategy

Date: April 7, 2022

Global mobility strategy is increasingly important as companies relocate their headquarters and employees to new countries. Learn about the elements of an effective strategy during this conversation.

International Adoption and Other Immigration Options for Children

Date: March 31, 2022

Immigration Attorney Ishan Anand covers immigration options for minor children,  including international adoption, asylum, VAWA and more.

Corporate Litigation 101

Date: March 24, 2022

Gain an overview of what to expect from corporate litigation during this live conversation.

Latin American Immigration for Businesses

Date: March 17, 2022

Learn smore about how to sponsor your foreign employees in Latin America and handle important compliance considerations during this live conversation.

Canadian Immigration and Opening a New Office Location

Date: March 10, 2022

Learn some important concepts related to Canadian immigration, including what to consider when opening a Canadian office, which Canadian immigration options are available, and more.

US Immigration for Entrepreneurs: The Startup Visa, Opening a US Business, L-1 Visas for A new Office

Date: March 3, 2022

Foreign national entrepreneurs may have a variety of US immigration options available to them. Join Partner and Attorney Diya Mathews for an overview of the startup visa (International Entrepreneur Parole), the L-1 visa for opening a new office, and more.

VAWA Self Petitioning for a Green Card: Eligibility and What to Expect

Date: February 24, 2022

Find out more about the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) program, including which individuals may qualify, what types of violence are covered, which benefits are available under VAWA, and more.

H-1B FAQs: Fee Shifting, Non-Competes, and More

Date: February 17, 2022

Get answers to H-1B related questions, including who pays for visa fees, how to compensate H-1B workers for offsite work, whether H-1B workers can sign non-competes, how employers can protect trade secrets, and more.

EB-5 Investor Visa Program: Live Event

Date: February 10, 2022

Certain foreign national investors can receive a green card, or US permanent residency, through the EB-5 program. Learn about which individuals and investments qualify during this informative event.

What is Interfiling? HOw to Take advantage of Excess EB-1 and EB-2 Green Cards Available

Date: February 3, 2022

This fiscal year, individuals may be able to take advantage of faster green card processing times in the EB-1 and EB-2 green card categories by interfiling. That is, by transferring a pending Form I-485 to EB-1 or EB-2 from another preference category. Our experts share their insight into this process.

How to Choose a Competent Immigration Attorney

Date: January 20, 2022

The H-1B cap season is near! Learn what to expect in terms of timelines, the registration process, salary requirements, and more during this live conversation.

How to Choose a Competent Immigration Attorney

Date: January 6, 2022

Gain an overview of how an immigration attorney an help advance your case, what to look for in an attorney, and what to expect from your first consultation during this overview conversation.

Changes to Employment Authorization for H-4, L-2, and E Spouses

Date: December 9, 2021

There are powerful changes on the horizon for work authorization for H-4, L-2, and E spouses. Learn more about what these regulations mean, which individuals benefit from the changes, when new policy goes into effect, and other related FAQs. This video also contains a discussion on the immigration provisions of the pending Build Back Better bill.

Interfiling, Adjustment of Status, and All That You Need to Know About the Recent Travel Ban

Date: December 2, 2021

Get answers to some of your frequently asked questions related to US immigration, including getting your green card through adjustment of status versus consular processing, the pros and cons of interfiling for your green card, whether you should get your visa stamped in a third country during the pandemic, what may be on the horizon for the southern Africa COVID-19 travel ban, and more.

Everything You Need to Know about the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Program

Date: November 18, 2021

Because the Indian government does not allow dual citizenship, the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) program provides a powerful alternative. During this live event, learn about what is required to qualify for OCI, what benefits the program offers, what documentation is needed to apply, how to renounce your Indian citizenship, and more.

What New US COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Means for International Air Travelers

Date: November 4, 2021

Learn about the new US COVID-19 vaccination policy for air travelers and what it entails during this live conversation. We’ll cover answers to you frequently asked questions including which vaccines will be accepted, what constitutes full vaccination, and more.

Employment-Based Green Card FAQs: Switching Jobs, Aging Out, and More

Date: October 21, 2021

Are you waiting on an employment-based green card and have questions about your case? Get answers to common green card related questions during this video featuring Chugh, LLP Partner and Attorney Navdeep Meamber. Watch the discussion to gain insight into downgrading your preference category, getting premium processing for your I-140, extending your H-1B visa with an approved I-140 or I-485 from a different employer, relocating when your I-485 is pending, expediting the green card process, and children aging out.

Biden Plans to End COVID-19 Travel Bans: What This Means for You

Date: October 14, 2021

The United States will end its COVID-19 travel ban in November 2021. At that time, all foreign nationals who enter the country by air will need to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. During this live conversation, Chugh, LLP Partner and Attorney Gladys Gervacio explains what this policy will mean in practice, including which vaccines will be accepted, what constitutes fully vaccinated, who is impacted by the policy and which exceptions are available, when the policy will go into force, and more. 

H-1B FAQs: Entrepreneurship and Parental Leave While on an H-1B Visa

Date: September 30, 2021

Some H-1B visa holders may be able to start their own businesses, but it is important to meet certain conditions to maintain their immigration status. Partner and Attorney Diya Mathews leads this conversation on the ownership and management of businesses by H-1B visa holders. She also discusses how to take extended leave while on the H-1B visa.

U VISAS: QUALIFYING FOR AN EAD AND DEFERRED ACTION WHILE YOUR APPLICATION IS PENDING

Date: September 16, 2021

Learn about the U visa and which pending applications may qualify for deferred action and an employment authorization document (EAD). Chugh, LLP Partner and Attorney Angelita Chavez covers how to qualify for these benefits, planning for the U visa application process, and general U visa application requirements.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL WHEN YOUR ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS IS PENDING: THINGS TO CONSIDER

Date: September 9, 2021

There may be serious consequences to traveling internationally while your green card application is pending. Join Partner and Attorney Min Kim for a conversation on advance parole, whether you may need it for international travel, how emergency advance parole works, and more.

THE L-1A VISA FOR COMPANY TRANSFEREES: WHAT IT TAKES TO QUALIFY

Date: August 26, 2021

Gain an overview of the L-1A visa and how your company can use it to transfer employees from foreign to US offices. Chugh, LLP Join Immigration Attorney Joy Dungca discusses which US employers and employees qualify for the L-1A visa, and how to provide proof that you meet these requirements.

EMPLOYMENT-BASED GREEN CARDS: DOWNGRADING, PREMIUM PROCESSING, AGING OUT, AND MORE

Date: August 19, 2021

Watch this informative discussion on the green card downgrade process from EB-2 to EB-3 with Chugh, LLP Partner and Attorney Navdeep Meamber and Immigration Consultant Jagan Tamirisa. Our experts cover premium processing, how downgrading may impact your child after age 21, and what the process of downgrading entails. They also provide insight into traveling while your adjustment of status is pending, rescheduling your biometrics appointment, and more.

SETTING UP A US BRANCH OF YOUR FOREIGN COMPANY: KEY FACTORS YOU’LL NEED TO KNOW

Date: August 12, 2021

Chugh, LLP Partner and Attorney Jaymen Chavda shares key legal factors that you should consider when setting up a branch of your foreign company in the United States.

BRIDGING THE GAP FOR F-1 STUDENTS: WHAT NEW IMMIGRATION POLICY MEANS FOR YOUR APPLICATION PROCESS

Date: July 29, 2021

Foreign nationals awaiting a change of status (COS) to an F-1 student visa no longer need to apply to change or extend their nonimmigrant status using bridge applications. Chugh, LLP Attorney Gladys Gervacio and Executive Manager Sonia Sidhu discuss the implications of this new policy for international students.

THE FUTURE OF THE DACA PROGRAM

Date: July 22, 2021

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has stopped processing initial Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications due to a recent legal challenge to the program.

Partner and Attorney Angelita Chavez discusses risks which may be on the horizon for advance parole, DACA renewals, and more. She also shares an overview of the qualifications required for DACA, and its benefits.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL OPTIONS FOR PENDING H-1B, F-1, AND PERMANENT RESIDENT VISAS

Date: July 15, 2021

Chugh, LLP Attorney Min Kim provides an overview of international travel permitted for individuals with pending applications for H-1B visas, adjustments of status, and employment authorization documents (EAD). Min also shares which travel is permissible for individuals who have F-1 optional practical training (OPT) without an EAD.

DON’T HAVE YOUR INDIAN BIRTH CERTIFICATE? SOLUTIONS AND PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR ADJUSTING STATUS TO LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENT

Date: July 8, 2021

During this live conversation, Chugh, LLP Attorney Diya Mathews addresses common concerns of Indian nationals who have an unregistered birth or are missing their Indian birth certificate, but who are ready to adjust status to US permanent resident. She also shares insight into alternate documentation you can use instead when applying for your green card.

DEVELOPING A RETURN TO WORK POLICY DURIC THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Date: July 1, 2021

Many companies are grappling with the process of returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. This conversation features Chugh, LLP legal expert Dilawar Fazal and Outreach Manager Neha Mahajan as they discuss what to do if your employees do not want to return to work, how to handle COVID-19-related workplace injury claims, what workplace safety standards work best, and more.

LIVE DISCUSSION OF RECENT IMMIGRATION NEWS

Date: June 17, 2021

Chugh, LLP Partner and Attorney Diya Mathews and Outreach Manager Neha Mahajan share the latest news on US immigration, including movement from the July 2021 Visa Bulletin, whether you should consider premium processing on Form I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker), who qualifies for emergency advance parole, whether to travel with a pending adjustment of status application, and more.

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