Kimberly Grant, Jennifer Taler, and Nancy Gunzenhauser, attorneys in the Labor and Employment practice, present "L&E Lens on Business Immigration: Strategies and Compliance for Recruitment, Retention, and Termination," a webcast hosted by Lawline.
This program will examine the types of questions a recruiter may legally ask of potential applicants, identify who is within a “protected class” in this area, and provide a checklist of potential red flags to examine before extending an offer to a candidate who requires visa sponsorship. This program will also discuss how to select an appropriate visa classification, and in the lead-up to the annual H-1B cap filing that begins each April 1st, will examine alternatives to the H-1B nonimmigrant visa classification - including the legal parameters and acceptable activities within each class from the free trade visas, such as the TN, E-3 and H-1B1 (Chile/Singapore) to the E-1/E-2 investor visas, and to the more recent alternatives, such as the H-4 EAD, as well as more innovative approaches. In the midst of the excitement of landing that great candidate, the program will also examine compliance strategies to ensure a successful onboarding, including I-9 compliance tips and E-Verify, and tips for executing a lawful separation.
Learning objectives include:
- Understand the nuances in the recruitment of foreign-born talent, including how to determine whether someone requires sponsorship and spot impediments to obtaining work authorization
- Identify nonimmigrant visa options and other considerations in hiring
- Recognize common onboarding issues, including completing proper I-9 compliance through E-Verify or an alternate program
- Determine if there are additional legal requirements that stem from sponsorship in instances of legal separation
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