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    July Chapter Meeting - Two Special Presentations For The Price of One!

    Date: July 13, 2017, 10:00am – 1:00pm
    Sherri Rials:
    Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces
    705 S. Telshor Blvd.
    Las Cruces, NM
    SNMSHRM Members: $20; Non-Members/Guests: $25; NMSU Student SHRM Members $15
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    Announcing A Special Double Feature...

    Feature 1

    It’s Like a Whole New World Out There:  

    The New Administration, the New I-9, and Renewed Discussion about E-Verify

    Presented by Matt Martinez, Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.
    This presentation has been pre-approved for 1 SHRM PDC and 1 HRCI credit hour.

    President Trump’s recent executive orders on immigration intensified the spotlight on the issue.  To follow, a federal judge in Washington issued a nationwide order temporarily halting the ban.  At this writing, an appeals court has ruled to keep the immigration policy on hold.  These occurrences made the topic of immigration of much higher interest for all of society including employers.  When the President assumed office on January 20, 2017, it was with a Republican majority in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.  While it is difficult to predict whether the new administration will be able to deliver on his campaign promises, we can expect significant policy and enforcement shifts.  For example, the new administration may focus on expanding enforcement of existing immigration laws in the workplace, which may include encouraging more employers to use E-Verify under existing law, as well as working with Congress to expand mandatory use of E-Verify.  Under current federal law, E-Verify is voluntary for employers, except as mandated by executive order for federal government contractors.

    USCIS released a new Form I-9 and employers were required to begin using in January 2017.  Matt will provide an overview of changes to the new form so that employers are prepared.  He will also review overall I-9 and E-Verify compliance pointers.  Discussion will include:

    • What does the new I-9 look like?

    • What has changed on the form?

    • Any changes in compliance requirements?

    • How do these changes impact E-Verify compliance?

    Matthew Martinez is a Principal in the Phoenix, Arizona, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in all matters of business immigration. He represents companies from a broad spectrum of industries, ranging in size from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 companies, including several listed on the NYSE and NASDAQ.

    Mr. Martinez’ clients include major healthcare providers, multinational corporations, government agencies, sports franchises, professional athletes, and performers in the entertainment industry. He is fluent in Spanish and advises Latin American companies in setting up operations in the U.S. and transferring key employees. He also assists Canadians and Mexicans in obtaining work authorization through NAFTA. Mr. Martinez counsels companies on complex immigration issues that arise in mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, and he assists companies with I-9 and E-Verify issues, including internal audits and government investigations.

    In particular, Mr. Martinez provides counsel to companies navigating the H-1B application process, including preparing for the H-1B lottery and extensions of F-1/OPT for STEM graduates. He represents investors applying for E-2 treaty investor and E-1 treaty trader visas at various U.S. consulates throughout the world.  He handles PERM labor certification applications, J-1 Conrad Waiver applications, National Interest Waiver applications, and Schedule A petitions. Mr. Martinez also assists clients with EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 permanent residence petitions.

    Mr. Martinez is a frequent speaker on immigration matters affecting employers, and he also lectures international students at major universities regarding their post-graduation employment options.

    Feature 2

    Where is the Balance Between Yes & No?

    Presented by:  Keri Stewart, Certified Business Coach, Results 4 Business
    This presentation has been pre-approved for 1 SHRM PDC and 1 HRCI credit hour.

    As HR professionals are we allowed a little bit of self-preservation rather than saying yes to everyone all the time?   We are YES machines and relinquish our personal power by not respecting our OWN boundaries.  What’s the evidence?  WE set boundaries, WE compromise them and WE wonder why we aren’t productive?

    When we say yes to everyone else, we say no to ourselves. If we are stressed, is it because we say yes too much?   We'll explore areas of our life that might prove more fruitful if we only gave ourselves permission to say NO with a solution.

    Keri Stewart is the CEO of Results 4 Business, an Albuquerque-based consulting and training organization. Since 2004, as a successful business coach, her passion is creating alignment and performance management within an organization from the corner office to the front line with planning, assessing, training and coaching to bring out the strengths of each employee. Keri impacts organizations by gaining results and accountability with leaders and /or their teams. She applies a respectful, creative flair for capturing the big picture from the top of the organization and cascading that into a plan throughout all levels of employees. Investigating challenges and developing programs which weave in company vision and values, team and individual goals for effectiveness toward the strategic plan are her specialties. She is highly energetic, enthusiastic, focused, organized and self-motivated. Companies who work with Keri benefit in three areas, Focus, Accountability, and Results.

    She has decades of experience as a highly-ranked leader in sales. Keri’s background includes employment with Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper of Albuquerque, Northwestern Mutual Financial Services, SignArt of New Mexico, Norrell Temporary Services, DeLaPorte and Associates and Prudential Overall Supply.

    She has 13 years of experience in Corporate Coaching for leadership teams, project teams, strategic teams, sales teams and individuals. In addition, Keri has provided facilitation, training and employee development in the areas of Strategic planning, UPFRONT presentations, leadership, communication, leading change, customer service and consultative sales skills within a variety of industries including: commercial real estate, mortgage, construction, technology, manufacturing, scientific, underground mining, industrial equipment, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, retail and financial institutions.

    Her extensive client list includes Sandia National Laboratories, USDA Forest Service, Lockheed Martin, Colliers International, US Bank, Hewlett-Packard, and Disney Studios.

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