For Co-Counsel

immigration-law-image-co-counselFor General Counsel or Corporate Counsel, whose job it is to protect the company from any liability or negative exposure, while not being overly obstructive to the productivity of the business or organization, LAC acts as a partner to ensure the business remains in compliance in a variety of areas:

  • I-9 regulations, avoiding potential civil and criminal penalties
  • DOL Wage and Hour regulations in relation to H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 employees
  • DOL regulations for employees the company is sponsoring in the PERM-based permanent residency process
  • Non-discrimination: We can train those involved in the hiring process so they are aware of how to screen and recruit in a non-discriminatory manner
  • Identification of red flag issues: We can train those involved in the hiring process to identify the need for work authorization – before a violation occurs
  • Establishing an Immigration Policy which provides structure, consistency and protects the employer from liability due to unclear policies

LAC can assist Employment Law Counsel in a number of cross-over situations such as:

  •  I-9 related issues specific to foreign nationals
  • Advising employers regarding penalties for immigration law violations
  • Handling an I-9 audit by Immigration and Customs Enforcement or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Questions related to E-Verify

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