Law360 Q&A with Robert S. Groban, Jr.Law360 April 22, 2015
Robert S. Groban, Jr., Member of the Firm and National Chairperson of the firm’s Immigration Law Group (ILG), was featured in Law360, in “Q&A with Epstein Becker & Green's Robert Groban Jr.” (Read the full version — subscription required.)
Following is an excerpt:
Q. What is an important issue relevant to your practice and why?
A: We counsel our clients to consider their immigration programs as an element of their overall risk management activities. Too often, immigration applications are relegated to those within an organization who are tasked with ensuring the process works smoothly, but may not always appreciate the risks they contain.
What questions can an organization ask when recruiting so that it can develop the information necessary to assess immigration sponsorship needs without violating federal or state discrimination laws? How does an organization prepare immigration applications so they do not undercut its employment at-will policies? What can organizations do to protect themselves from litigation in the event sponsorship efforts fail to produce the desired results? What policies or procedures does an organization have to define its responsibilities in the immigration process so all understand what is promised and, more importantly, what is not?
We work with our clients to address these and related issues so the client’s immigration program not only works as intended but also does not generate unexpected claims or litigation if the desired result is not achieved.