Whether you’re a multinational corporation looking to transfer foreign employees to the United States or a U.S. employer seeking specialized skills offered by foreign job candidates, you need legal counsel to effectively navigate immigration and nationality laws. Epstein Becker Green will provide the right resources to help you facilitate the admission of these individuals into the United States.

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Who We Serve

Our clients include major multinational firms, financial institutions, restaurant and hospitality organizations, wireless and other high-technology companies, and fashion industry leaders. We also provide immigration services to almost all sectors of the health care industry, including major academic medical centers, ambulatory care facilities, biotechnology companies, health insurers, hospital and health multinational systems, long-term care providers, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and physician groups.

Our Services

Services provided include:

  • Counseling employers regarding the short- and long-term consequences of immigration-related decisions so that they understand what options are available and, thus, can select the most appropriate strategy for the particular employee
  • Working with clients to prepare and implement immigration risk management policies that standardize the process, make it more predictable and less time-consuming and expensive, and significantly reduce the possibility of legal claims that commonly arise out of the sponsorship process
  • Counseling employers regarding proper pre-employment inquiries to ascertain the immigration-related challenges that employment applicants present
  • Advising organizations regarding the immigration-related issues that arise in mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions
  • Counseling employers regarding possible export control issues relating to the foreign nationals they hire
  • Training human resource personnel on how to properly complete the Form I-9, and assisting them with the audits recommended by ICE to avoid violations
  • Counseling employers on the immigration-related requirements associated with outsourcing organizational functions to vendors or hiring independent contractors
  • Advising employers about the antidiscrimination, record-keeping, and employer sanction provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), and defending employers against complaints for alleged violations of IRCA
  • Representing employers in immigration-related actions in state and federal courts and before relevant administrative agencies

For clients in the health care and life sciences industry, our team also:

  • Helps health care providers recover “PRUCOL” reimbursements, where permitted by state law
  • Advises clients on the best recruitment strategies for foreign nationals as they strive to satisfy the demands for health care personnel under the Affordable Care Act
  • Works with health care facilities and employers to prepare and file the application materials, secure the visa certification documentation, and/or obtain other documentation, necessary to hire and retain foreign doctors, nurses, and other health care workers
  • Assists clients in satisfying the licensing, credentialing, and health care certification requirements under the immigration laws, and in tracking the expiration dates so that the organizations can ensure compliance with immigration and other legal requirements

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