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Barriers to Cross-Border Labor Mobility for Professionals Doing Business in Canada and the United States

October 10
New York, NY
October 10, 2013

Harvard Club of New York City
35 West 44th Street, New York, New York
8:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Registration and breakfast will begin at 8 a.m.

Featured Speakers:

  • Eileen M. Martin, Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP
  • Stephen Cryne, President, Canadian Employee Relocation Council

Moderator: Alice A. Joseffer, Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP

More than a decade after September 11, Canada and the United States still struggle to balance the many immigration-based impediments that thwart the increased cross-border flow of professionals doing business in their countries with the security concerns that have caused these impediments to be created. This panel will dissect the causes of the restrictions posed by governments and the responses to them—responses that reflect the distinctive political culture in each country.

Panelists Eileen M. Martin and Stephen Cryne will discuss the principal obstacles that delay and even prevent the cross-border movement of high-skilled workers and jobs and propose practical risk-based solutions to simultaneously advance national security and facilitate mobility. Moderator Alice A. Joseffer is an attorney at Hodgson Russ LLP with extensive cross-border experience. This panel will be particularly relevant to immigration and security experts; labor economists; government and public policy analysts; members of the academic, business, and legal communities; and others with an interest in Canada/U.S. relations.

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