Immigration Compliance Auditing For Lawyers

Author: Charles Maurice Miller
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781616321031
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Immigration Compliance Auditing for Lawyers contains an authoritative analysis of the latest federal law and policy required for competent, independent and ethical immigration compliance auditing.

New Developments In Immigration Enforcement And Compliance

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New Developments in Immigration Enforcement and Compliance provides an authoritative, insiders perspective on the latest immigration laws, trends, and strategies that both clients and counsel need to know. Featuring partners from law firms across the country, these experts analyze the increase in enforcement activity and discuss how to handle investigations and raids, including common triggers, the proper steps to follow, and how to work successfully with government investigators. From compliance manuals and documentation review to self-audits and E-Verify, these top lawyers update readers on the fundamental elements of a successful compliance program and the consequences of non-compliance. Additionally, these leaders reveal methods for controlling costs, assessing the future of immigration reform, and evaluating how the economy is impacting the employment of foreign workers. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts around the keys to success within this ever-evolving field.

How To Secure Your H 1b Visa

Author: James A. Bach
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430247290
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"James Bach and Robert Werner’s How to Secure Your H-1B Visa is written for both employers and the workers they hire." Andrew Hacker, "The Frenzy about High-Tech Talent", The New York Review of Books, July 9, 2015 The H-1B visa is the gateway for the world’s best and brightest to live and work in the United States as IT professionals, engineers, scientists, professors, doctors, nurses, and researchers. How to Secure Your H‐1B Visa guides employees and employers alike through the maze of H-1B laws, policies, and procedures. This road map lays out the whole H-1B process from petition to visa to status maintenance to visa extension and, ultimately, to permanent residence in the US for you and your family. It shows you step by step exactly how the H-1B process divides up between the employer and employee. It identifies the points where the two tracks converge and the H-1B employer and employee need to pull in tandem. Navigation icons tell you at a glance whether a topic concerns employees and employers equally or primarily one or the other. Sidebars highlight pitfalls, liabilities, and disasters to avoid; tips and exceptions to leverage for success; administrative and enforcement trends and late-breaking changes; and special conditions that apply to nationals of particular countries, such as India and China. Ancillary chapters cover complementary visas for family members and H-1B substitute visas for professionals with particular skill sets or from particular countries, such as Australia and Canada. The authors are Silicon Valley immigration lawyers with 60 years combined experience handling professional work visas. Whether you are an international professional desiring to work in the US for the first time, an international student in the US wishing to remain after graduation, or a hiring manager or HR specialist for a sponsoring entity, this short book will show you how to secure, maintain, and leverage your H-1B visa and answer all your questions about: quotas and exemptions RFEs and consular interviews dual representation by the employer’s lawyer LCA compliance, auditing, and penalties serial H-1B employers termination and benching regulations reconciling filing deadlines with expiration dates transitioning from academic to affiliated to private H-1B employment

Immigration Law For Paralegals

Author: Maria Isabel Casablanca
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ISBN: 9781611635140
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Immigration Law for Paralegals is an indispensable and practical guide on U.S. immigration, citizenship and visa procedures for instructing and training students or anyone interested in a career as an immigration paralegal or legal assistant. This fourth edition updates and expands the third, including coverage of Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Contents of Immigration Law for Paralegals include: interviewing, gathering information, case management and document preparation techniques; analysis of temporary and permanent employment visas; analysis of family-based petitions, political asylum and naturalization; as well as samples of completed applications, a glossary of terms and useful appendices. Each visa category is set forth in a clear and concise manner, with real-life and hypothetical situations at the end of each chapter, allowing students to visualize actual problems and issues that arise when processing a case. Further, in responding to the hypothetical situations, students will look to the United States immigration statutes, rules and regulations and precedent and administrative policies to resolve issues. Additionally, each section contains a completed sample application, definition of legal terms, and exercises modeled after tasks paralegals may encounter on the job, including the preparation of relative petitions (Form I-130) and the adjustment of a status package (Forms I-485, G-325A, I-131, I-765, I-864A, and G-28). In keeping with the concise format of each chapter, excerpts from Federal, AAO, and BIA decisions will be cited or footnoted where relevant. The Glossary and Appendices include Immigration Law resources; USCIS Local, Regional and Service Center addresses; questions and answers for the naturalization exam; blank USCIS forms; Credential Evaluation sample request forms and a list of agencies; sample USCIS color photograph specifications, sample medical form (I-688); and IRS Individual Tax ID Number Request (SS-4). The fourth edition includes a CD with fillable PDF forms.

The I 9 And E Verify Handbook

Author: Bruce E. Buchanan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780997083378
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The Problem: In 2017, employers across the United States have been assessed millions of dollars in civil penalties for I-9 violations and employment discrimination. In addition, some companies are having their business licenses revoked and state contracts denied and/or revoked when they are found to have hired unauthorized employees. Employers are being targeted for a variety of criminal sanctions, including harboring illegal aliens and money laundering, in addition to the criminal penalties contained in the employer sanctions and anti-discrimination clauses within the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Twenty-three states have now passed employer sanctions laws; and of those 23 states, 8 states require all employers who meet jurisdictional standards to use E-Verify, while 12 states require contractors working with state or local governments to participate in E-Verify. The Solution: The I-9 and E-Verify Handbook: A Guide to Employment Verification and Compliance provides comprehensive information on a topic that affects every employer in the country regardless of whether the company hires foreign employees. Written by Bruce E. Buchanan and Greg Siskind, two of the nation's top business immigration and employment/labor attorneys, The I-9 and E-Verify Handbook serves as a one-stop shop for those who need to know the intricacies of the I-9, E-Verify, and anti-discrimination laws and regulations governing the U.S. workforce. In 2007, after President George W. Bush's efforts to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform failed in Congress, enforcement began to increase at the federal level. During the first six years of President Barack Obama's administration, worksite enforcement increased to unprecedented levels, and it has begun to increase under President Donald Trump. Because Buchanan and Siskind have represented U.S. employers of all sizes in immigration, employment/labor law, and worksite compliance, they have written The I-9 and E-Verify Handbook as a guide for human resource professionals, recruiters, attorneys, and even government officials who need to understand the array of compliance-related statutes and regulations. The Handbook is organized in an easy-to-understand, question-and-answer format with illustrations, checklists, and sample documents, which give the reader the tools to implement and improve any employment compliance program. The I-9 and E-Verify Handbook contains detailed answers to the most common questions about the I-9 and E-Verify process, such as: -What is the Form I-9 and when must it be completed? -What is the employee's/employer's responsibility when completing Form I-9? -Does an independent contractor need to complete a Form I-9? -Can an employer specify which documents to accept from an employee? -What if an employee changes his or her name? -What are the Form I-9 re-verification requirements? -What is E-Verify and how does it work? -What are the best ways to prevent being prosecuted for Form I-9 employer violations? -When would an employer be considered to have "constructive knowledge" of unlawful immigration status? -How is a complaint filed for an Immigration Reform and Control Act anti-discrimination violation? And many more!

Model Rules Of Professional Conduct

Author: ABA Center for Professional Conduct
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604425178
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The Model Rules of Professional Conduct offers timely information on lawyer ethics. The black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules help lawyers identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the lawyer's relationship with clients, colleagues, and the courts.

Immigration Enforcement I 9 Compliance Handbook

Author: Ann Allott
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0769888208
Size: 64.80 MB
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Since the 1980s, employers have been required to verify that new employees are entitled to work in the United States. Enforcement of the verification laws had been lax, however, until a trend in recent years that began to show large increases in "immigration raids" and other government enforcement activity to remove unauthorized noncitizens from U.S. workplaces. Verification enforcement exposes employers to serious criminal charges and heavy fines and penalties. At the same time, however, the statutes also impose liability on employers for discriminating on the basis of national origin or citizenship status. As with documentation violations, discrimination charges similarly can lead to fines, penalties, large awards of damages, litigation expense, unfavorable publicity, and other harmful effects on a business. It can be very difficult to avoid liability for documentation violations while at the same time avoiding liability under the discrimination provisions. Immigration Enforcement: I-9 Compliance Handbook offers guidance from Ann Allott, an attorney who has spent years practicing, writing, and speaking on just this problem. She offers easily understood, step-by-step procedures, sample forms and notices, and reference materials to point employers through this difficult area of immigration and employment law. Additional material is contributed by Daniel Kowalski, editor-in-chief of Bender's Immigration Bulletin, and by Edward F. Frazier, a long-time HR expert.

The Physician Immigration Handbook

Author: Greg Siskind
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781732027107
Size: 35.71 MB
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Now in its third edition, authors Greg Siskind and Elissa Taub provide the most up-to-date information regarding immigration for foreign physicians. Physician immigration is perhaps the most complicated area of U.S. immigration law, but The Physician Immigration Handbook, 3rd Edition, simplifies that process in a way that is easy to follow and understand. The Handbook explains what foreign physicians need to know to apply for graduate medical training at American teaching hospitals in the United States and how they can remain in the United States to pursue their careers. The Physician Immigration Handbook follows the typical American journey for the international medical graduate (IMG). First, the Handbook reviews the application process through which physicians receive ECFMG certification, eventually leading to admittance to U.S. graduate medical training programs. Then it discusses the two major immigration pathways open to IMGs who want to come to the United States for graduate medical training: the J-1 visa and the H-1B visa. The Handbook walks the IMG through training to post-training work, then on to permanent residency (the "green card" process) and ultimately to U.S. citizenship. It even delves into employment issues, such as layoffs, mergers, and acquisitions, while also discussing special benefits available to foreign physicians in the U.S. military. The Physician Immigration Handbook was written as a guide for IMGs, recruiters, human resource professionals, and even government officials who need to know how the U.S. immigration system works and the special rules applied to physicians within that framework. The Handbook includes 25 chapters in an easy-to-follow, question-and-answer format: --Qualifying for Graduate Medical Training in the United States --The J-1 and the H-1B Visas --Seeking a Visitor Visa to Pursue Graduate Medical Training --J-1 Visas for Graduate Medical Training --The J-1 Home-Residency Requirement --Conrad 30 Waivers --'Public Interest' Waivers --Hardship and Persecution Waivers --J-2 Status for Family Members of a J-1 Exchange Visitor --The H-1B Visa Process --Cap-Exemption Strategies for the H-1B Visa --H-4 Family Members Accompanying an H-1B Visa Holder --Consular Processing of Nonimmigrant Visas --Lawful Permanent Residency --Obtaining Permanent Residency Through PERM Labor Certification --National Interest Waivers --Other Paths to Achieving Permanent Residency --Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest --Obtaining U.S. Citizenship --The Impact of Employment Termination --The Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions --Immigration and the Locum Tenens --The Role of Physician Recruiters --Special Issues Affecting Canadian Physicians --Hiring an Immigration Attorney. The Handbook also includes numerous helpful appendices and charts, plus sample questionnaires: Resources and Websites of Interest; Physician Licensing Requirements by State; Physician National Interest Waiver Chart; Preliminary Immigration Questionnaires for Physicians and Physician Employers; J-1 Interested Government Agency Physician Waiver Flowchart; Flowchart for Physicians on Training H-1Bs; Conrad 30 State Chart.

Representing The Corporation

Author: Richard H. Weise
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 1567063365
Size: 61.24 MB
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Representing the Corporation gives you the inside track on understanding the legal services the corporation is really seeking from its counsel. Richard H. Weise shares his 30 years of experience in corporate legal affairs to show you how to develop practices that are in tune with the needs and requirements of the client. Weise offers valuable guidance to in-house counsel and practitioners on: Getting client feedback effectively -- Developing a healthy interdependent relationship with the client -- Implementing an effective dispute resolution strategy...an important client satisfier -- Helping a client with ethics management issues -- Offering the client a "no surprises" covenant. -- Working with the client on important compliance issues and crisis management. -- Plus leading-edge coverage of vital topics such as the law of the Internet, international corporate practice, intellectual property, securities law, government contracting, tax, mergers and acquisitions, and more.Representing the Corporation contains a wealth of adaptable sample forms, checklists, spreadsheets, in-house reports, and manuals for your particular situation.