Our immigration practice is committed to working with employers to ensure that they can transfer, hire, and retain foreign workers. The global economy offers unique challenges to both large and small employers, all of whom need the right talent for the job. Whether your organization is in the technology, hospitality, health care, or agribusiness industry, our immigration team can advise you regarding your options for cross-border staffing. Our lawyers have worked with U.S. Immigration offices throughout the United States, as well as United States Consulates and Embassies throughout the world, and can help you chart your course through the visa process. Also, as the states adopt their own immigration and employment verification statutes, our team can help you comply with the changing legal requirements in your locations.
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, and with respect to the E-Verify system. We help our clients minimize the risk of substantial liability through the creation of sound procedures to verify the employment eligibility of all employees and recordkeeping requirements to comply with federal law. And, before the federal agents arrive at your office, we can audit your compliance and records and provide a thorough analysis of whether your procedures will withstand agency scrutiny. At the same time, we help employers avoid claims of discrimination in hiring based upon national origin.