Immigration in the Workplace

The rules and regulations for hiring foreign-born employees are complex and there is a risk of sanctions and penalties for non-compliance or misrepresentation. Even if the employee provides false documentation that appears legitimate, the employer can be held both criminally and civilly liable. Taking extra precautions with foreign-born employees, while not violating discrimination laws requires a thorough understanding employment and immigration issues.

Our employment and immigration lawyers advise companies on how to sponsor foreign-born employees for temporary visas and permanent residence and how to stay in compliance with the mandatory I-9 employment eligibility form, record-keeping  and counsel use of the e-verify program.

Our services range from performing internal audits of company I-9 forms to reviewing hiring practices and compliance policies. As needed, we work with clients to create procedures for ongoing compliance.

We also counsel clients should a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or Department of Labor (DOL) audit or investigation occur and assist with negotiations and settlement with ICE in audit sanctions.

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