International Student and Scholar Services


U.S. Department of Labor: Current Issues

Thursday, June 2
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: CCC, Mile High Ballroom 2-3

This session will focus on the policies and processes of the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) and address prevailing wage issues, LCAs, PERM, and OFLC’s modernization efforts. Trending issues and best practices will be addressed. DOL officials have been invited.

Learning Objectives:

Elizabeth A. Goss

Goss Associates, LLC
Boston, MA

Elizabeth Goss is the founder of Goss Associates with offices in Boston and London. She specializes in the representation of physicians, researchers, trainees, and students in the higher education and health care fields, securing their temporary and permanent visas. In addition, she has extensive experience representing multinational corporations and entrepreneurial ventures in a wide array of immigration matters. Liz is a frequent speaker at NAFSA and American Immigration Lawyers Association conferences locally, regionally, and nationally. She is also a frequent guest speaker at colleges, universities, and research institutions across the United States. She has served in a variety of leadership roles including co-chair of the MA Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section and several AILA task force committees. She is a former Reg Ombud for Region XI and is the current the Chair of NAFSA's Employment-Based Subcommittee (ISSRP).


Janet Garcia

Assoc Dir and Int'l Student & Scholar Specialist
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado

Janet Garcia is an Associate Director and an International Student and Scholar Specialist of International Student and Scholar Services at the University of Colorado Boulder. Janet has worked with international students and scholars/employees for more than 21 years. She has experience with many employment-based statuses, including H-1B, TN, O-1, E-3 and legal permanent residency, specifically Outstanding Professor/Researcher and Labor Certification. Janet is a member of the International Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice Employment-Based Subcommittee.


David A. M.. Ware

Attorney at Law
Seattle, WA

David Ware has been an active NAFSA member with more than 25 years of service, fmr regional team member, and numerous awards for his contributions. His law firm, Ware|Immigration, is one of only a handful nationally with an emphasis both on F, J and academic EB issues. He writes and speaks frequently on immigration issues of interest to the higher education community. Many rating services and publications have favorably recognized him, and he was recently chosen by
“Who's Who International” as one of the 300 top corporate immigration attorneys in the
US. He is also a US News and World Report "Top Tier" lawyer. Active also in CUPA, NACUA, AILA, AIEA.



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