Dickinson Wright: in brief: immigration issues.Human Resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees. Managers now have as part of their job responsibilities a duty to assure that talented foreign national employees have acquired the proper clearances from the Department of Homeland Security Noun 1. Department of Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States as well as ensuring compliance with the record keeping requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Following are five of the top concerns to be addressed:
* An employer must be aware that if it hires foreign students with temporary Employment Authorization Cards, it will need to provide sponsorship to that employee to obtain a longer term of Employment Authorization, generally through an H-1B visa to provide longer employment authorization.
* Employers must be certain that they are properly completing or maintaining Form 1-9, Employment Verification Records, for all employees hired on or after Nov 6, 1986
* Employers must have in place a system for re-verification of employment authorization for employees who present Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration immigration, entrance of a person (an alien) into a new country for the purpose of establishing permanent residence. Motives for immigration, like those for migration generally, are often economic, although religious or political factors may be very important. Services (BCIS BCIS Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (US Department of Homeland Security)
BCIS Building Cost Information Service (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - UK) ) employment authorization documents, which expire.
* An employer must maintain a system for insuring that it does not allow the work authorization of any of its employees to expire. On this particular issue, the BCIS has a "zero tolerance The policy of applying laws or penalties to even minor infringements of a code in order to reinforce its overall importance and enhance deterrence.
Since the 1980s the phrase zero tolerance has signified a philosophy toward illegal conduct that favors strict imposition of " policy.
* Employers must be certain that where foreign national employees are moving from one employer to another, even with a group of affiliated companies Affiliated Companies
A situation that occurs when one company owns a minority interest (less than 50%) in another company.
Also refers to companies that are related to each other in some way.
An affiliated company is sometimes referred to as a subsidiary. , that appropriate approvals have been received by the BCIS.
For further information please contact Elise S. Levasseur (248) 433-7520