Dickinson Wright: in brief: immigration issues.
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 Services (BCIS) 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" policy.
* Employers must be certain that where foreign national employees are moving from one employer to another, even with a group of affiliated companies, that appropriate approvals have been received by the BCIS.
For further information please contact Elise S. Levasseur (248) 433-7520
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|Date:||Aug 1, 2003|
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