HR’s Guide to Immigration law – I would cover Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas

On Demand Webinar Duration EDT 60 Minutes Credits HRCI 1 & SHRM 1 PDCs

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Speaker:Bruce E. Buchanan is the founding partner at Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC with offices in Nashville and Atlanta

Area Covered

  • Difference between Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas
  • Types of Immigrant Visas

EB-1 – Extraordinary Ability and Multinational executive or manager

EB-2 – Persons with Post-Bachelor degrees

EB-3 - Persons with Post-Bachelor degrees or Skilled Workers

  • Steps to Receive Immigrant Visas
  • Common Types of Non-Immigrant Visas
E-1 or 2

Key Learning Objectives

  • Difference between Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas
  • Types of Immigrant Visas
  • Difference between different immigrant visas – EB-1 vs. EB-2 vs. EB-3
  • Steps to Receive Immigrant Visas
  • Types of Non-Immigrant Visas
  • Differences between various non-immigrant visas


This webinar will educate employers on the many visa options available for hiring a foreign national. Thus, when you are considering making a job offer to a foreign national, you will know what your options are and does the employer and applicant have the necessary qualifications concerning a particular visa.

Why Should You Attend

Employers who are considering hiring individuals who are foreign nationals, either in U.S. on a visa or living overseas, want to know what type of visa is the best? Or the easiest? As you may imagine, there is no simple answer. Rather, you need to know who the employer wants to hire, particulars about the employer, and necessary qualifications. Are you willing to sponsor an employee for a green card? Or are you wanting to sponsor employee for a non-immigrant visa, such as H-1B. Discover the answers to these questions.

Who Will Benefit

  • HR managers
  • Talent Acquisition Officers
  • COOs
  • Vice-Presidents
  • Presidents

This activity has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®

Your Instructor

Bruce E. Buchanan
Bruce E. Buchanan

Bruce E. Buchanan is the founding partner at Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC with offices in Nashville and Atlanta, where he primarily represents employers in all aspects of immigration law, with a special emphasis on employer immigration compliance. Mr. Buchanan is also Of Counsel to Siskind Susser for employer immigration matters. He received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1982 and served as senior trial specialist for the National Labor Relations Board for 20 years. Mr. Buchanan also served for 12 years as Adjunct Professor at William H. Bowen UALR School of Law. He entered private practice in 2003 and formed his own law firm in 2016. Mr. Buchanan is the co-author of the book, I-9 and E-Verify Handbook, authors his own blog on employer immigration compliance located on Twitter - @buchananvisalaw and is a contributor to HR Professional Magazine. He is a frequent speaker on employer immigration compliance issues at conferences for SHRM, American

Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), American Payroll Association, Associated General Contractors, and Tennessee Bar Association (TBA).

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