U.S. companies are becoming increasingly international as they compete in today’s global marketplace. As a result, more and more domestic employers are hiring foreign nationals to work in the United States. At the same time, foreign nationals are subject to increased scrutiny. Now, more than ever, it is important for employers to understand the basic requirements of U.S. immigration laws.
Davis Wright Tremaine’s Business Immigration Handbook provides a summary of immigration rules for U.S. employers. It explains the basic requirements for nonimmigrant visa categories, as well as identifying the steps involved in obtaining green cards and U.S. citizenship for foreign nationals who wish to live and work in the United States permanently.
The handbook also provides advice on immigration compliance issues, such as:
- Completion of I-9 employment eligibility verification forms for new hires
- Maintaining lawful immigration status of foreign workers
- Immigration consequences of layoffs
- Terminations and corporate restructuring
- Document retention requirements for I-9 forms
- H-1B public access files
- PERM labor certification applications
In addition, this resource tool includes links to useful immigration-related Web sites and data collection checklists for preparing immigration petitions.