Immigration Compliance for U.S. Employers: How to Ensure a Legal Workforce & Avoid Charges of Discrimination

Production Date: April 23, 2014 Practice Areas: Immigration Law Estimated Length: 5428 minutes


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Under U.S. Immigration Law, there is a lengthy list of visa categories, from A to V, that resemble alphabet soup; it can be confusing to the petitioner as to which category is appropriate for which situation. In recent years, the federal government has been particularly aggressive in scrutinizing employers’ choice of visas used to hire foreign talent or to transfer existing employees into the United States. The consequences of noncompliance are significant, and can result in loss of productivity, civil penalties, and even criminal prosecution.


In this first session of a four part series, Fragomen partners Partick Shen and Amy Cococcia, along with associate Daniel Schwarz, explain the basic requirements of several visa categories commonly used for business purposes, the most appropriate situations in which to use each category, and how to ensure compliance with the terms of each category. The presenters also discuss how employers may defend effectively against government audits and investigations.


Learning Objectives:

I.    Understand the various visa options

II.   Comprehend the duration and nature of assignment

III.  Know the do’s and don’ts when traveling on a business visitor visa (B-1)

IV.  Recognize considerations and pitfalls when making an intra-company transfer into the U.S. 

V.   Analyze dependent issues


Richard B.
Chicago, IL


Ronald H.

Excellent piece. Helpful.

Michael Z.
Flushing, NY

Excellent panel, and this course is very informative. Thank you.

Sharon A.
Mandeville, LA

Very helpful

Corey E.
Renton, WA

Thank you

Randi M.
New York, NY


Christine F.
Phoenix, AZ


Stephen P.
Harrisonburg, VA

Excellent presenters

thomas t.
chicago, IL

good team effort

Edward K.
, TX

One of the best yet! Great compliance information and practical advice!!!

Katherine F.
Teaneck, NJ

Good for attorneys and HR.

Patricia B.
Deerfield, IL

Another great, informative, and practical session.

Joseph Z.
Sweet, ID


Loren G.
Hemet, CA


Fiona B.
Sherman Oaks, CA

very informative!

Teresa G.
Riverside, CA

Enjoyed all three speakers.

Richard C.
Lafayette, CO

very timely, well presented

Roya M.
Manhattan, NY

Excellent program and excellent execution. Thank you.

Richard G.
Miami, FL

Substance of course excellent.

Holly R.
New York, NY

Excellent and concise information. Thank you!

Lisa B.
Erie, CO

Excellent presentation - great handle on the materials!

Eric L.
New York, NY

Excellent presentation by knowledgeable speakers

Elizabeth R.
Coral Gables, FL

Very informative.

John H.
Oakland, CA

Relevant to all employers' counselors.

Sue Carol H.
San Francisco, CA

needed an overview for my practice. This was enough to give me that without going down into the weeds.

Joseph B.
Danbury, CT

Very informative

Marty C.

One of the best of the CLE courses I have taken; raised issues I did not expect, but that were very important.

Joselito H.

very timely and informative

Jeffrey M.
Livonia, MI

Great to see a tricky topic like this discussed as part of a CLE course!

Amanda H.
San Jose, CA

clear, concise, constructive

Irina K.
Jacksonville Beach, FL

Informative. Loved the question/answer format.

Jamie H.
Los Gatos, CA

Great presentation.

Kipp L.
Seattle, WA

The format of having three presenters who interact was quite well done.

John G.
Fremont, OH

Excellent ! The speakers had professional demeanor (in appearance and bearing); they spoke with confidence and understandably (with good diction and audibly and in correct English); and they gave information of substance (citing both law and experience).

bahram m.
Las Vegas, NV

filled with good and useful information. good course.

William P.
Richmond, VA

Great seminar. Well presented by very interesting and personable speakers.

Thomas B.
Norfolk, VA

Very good

Darice C.
Irvine, CA

Very interesting and relevant subject/topic. Good scope and breadth.

Edward M.
Chevy Chase, MD

wonderful knowledge

Caroline A.
Charlottesville, VA

Good information

Tara H.
Reston, VA

Very useful primer on immigration compliance.

Robert W.
Lakeville, IN

very good presenters

Steve H.
Pampa, TX

Important Topic

Stephen S.
Atascadero, CA

I feel much better prepared to advise clients with employees.

Elizabeth F.
Alexandria, VA

speakers were outstanding

Christopher B.
Vienna, VA

Very practical course on assisting clients (employers) with these types of issues.

Joseph D.
Palmetto, FL

Excellent presenters, well organized and coordinated. Good slides also.

Gaston W.
Raleigh, NC

Excellent addition to my CLE efforts.

Michael B.
Norfolk, VA

knowledgeable well paced and well prepared. Lots of useful information and great handouts

Ed K.
Falls Church, VA

Nicely done. Glad you included Q & A on independent contractors too. Good job.

Barbara J C.
Philadelphia, PA

Very informative and well presented

Mary M.
Sugar Land, TX

Very informative. Good materials.

Folasade A.
Centreville, VA

Great panel! Effective mode of presentation!

Jeffrey D.
Severn, MD

Very good! Thanks!