Our immigration practice is committed to working with employers to ensure that they are able to transfer, hire and retain foreign workers. The global economy offers unique challenges to both large and small employers, who need the right talent for the job. This may mean transferring your expert from Europe to the United States or transferring experienced managers or executives to the United States to open a new office. It may also mean that the individual who has the technical knowledge you need is from India or China.
Our lawyers have worked with U.S. Immigration offices throughout the United States as well as United States' Consulates and Embassies throughout the world. Our lawyers also advise employers with respect to their employment eligibility verification obligation under federal law (the I-9 process), which applies to all employers. We also help employers implement internal procedures to verify the employment eligibility of all employees and retain specific records to avoid audits or raids, that can result in substantial liability. At the same time, we help employers avoid claims of discrimination in hiring based upon national origin.