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Human Resources Corner



This section of our web site has been exclusively designed to inform Corporate Counsel and Human Resource Directors on current immigration issues that affect their companies and their employees. This section has also been created to guide Corporate Counsel and Human Resource professionals through the types of services our offices have to offer, as well as through the process of obtaining information on cases handled by the GT Business Immigration Group.

GT's Business Immigration Group provides companies with unmatched resources that exceed our client's demands. By combining the vast resources that the International Law Firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP has to offer with our dedicated attorneys, paralegals and staff specialized in today's immigration issues, GT's Business immigration group can deliver services tailored to the needs of every client.

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Immigration Made Simple

GT's Business Immigration Group is aware of the difficulties most Human Resource executives, managers and personnel face when dealing with the complex issues surrounding the U.S. immigration laws and regulations. We design user-friendly and cost-effective systems to handle the immigration process, depending upon your company's staffing needs and the size of foreign hires. We are dedicated to assisting our corporate clients by personally guiding them through the often frustrating labyrinth that immigration work entails. We are committed to ensuring that the process is made as simple as possible, while at the same time ensuring that you fully understand your company's responsibilities and liabilities.

Unparalleled Services

We assist in designing plans to ensure that your company is always in compliance with all applicable immigration and labor laws. We assist in IRCA or "I-9" reviews , as well as audit preparation. Our offices also provide services with regard to due diligence audits in the context of mergers and acquisitions. Our offices coordinate and maintain all immigration and labor law files for foreign employees. We will preserve company specific prerequisites (including indexing recruiting efforts) in order to save time during the immigration procedure. We hold telephone and e-mail consultations with company representatives at no cost to those companies that we regularly represent. Our office also provides automatic tracking of all work visa expiration dates for your employees. Upon request, we can provide web-based case management that allows our clients access to their statuses on-line. Our state-of-the-art technologies and case management systems provide our clients with the tools that ultimately simplify corporate immigration matters.


GT's Business Immigration Group regularly offers immigration presentations and seminars to recruiters, HR personnel, and other company representatives involved in the process. We are able to meet with corporate executives and H.R. directors in person at your place of business, or our staff can organize a meeting via telephone for a complimentary presentation of our services. At the presentation we will review your company's current immigration related arrangements. There is no charge for a presentation of our services and an evaluation of your company's needs.

Information of Interest to the HR Team

    I-9 Employment Verification Process: Frequently Asked Questions
    I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Compliance Procedures
February 2008
  IRS: Confused about how foreign nationals are taxed?
August 24, 2007   Projecting Forward to October 2007 EB Immigrant Visa Cutoff Dates
August 12, 2007
  Immigration and Customs Enforcement Division of DHS Issues Final Social Security Number No-Match Enforcement Regulation
August 10, 2007
  Announcement Impacting Employers Made Today by the Department of Homeland Security
May 18, 2007
  Update for Employers on Form I-9
April 2006   Assistant Secretary of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tells Employers to Expect More Arrests
April 2006   Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Single Largest Worksite Raid
March 2006   DOL Addresses the PERM Process: Labor Certification Applications
February 2006   Reaction to the State of the Union: The Business Community Stands Ready to Work Collaboratively with the Administration on Comprehensive Immigration Reform
October 2005   More News on Retrogression - Keeping the Business Community in the Loop
April 2004   U.S. Department of Labor Releases Its Highly Anticipated Revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s White Collar Employee Exemptions to Overtime Pay Requirements
January 2004   U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Neutral No-Rehire Policy is Legitimate, Nondiscriminatory Reason Under the ADA for Employer’s Refusal to Rehire Former Employee
January 2004   The Netherlands - Tax Developments in the Year 2003
August 2003   Can Your Company Really be Subject to Back Wages?
August 2003   Warning to Lawful Permanent Residents Transferred Overseas (PE)
August 2003   Play Ball! – But Not Without The Proper Visa: the O and P Visa Categories
July 2003


  Did You File An Extension Or Change Of Your Status? Are You Sure You Are Not Accruing Unlawful Presence?
July 2003   Obtaining Social Security Cards For Foreign Nationals
July 2003   Labor Certification Made Easier. PERM Final Rule to be Released Soon
March 2003   What are the Immigration-Related Consequences of Laying Off an H-1B Employee?
January 2003   Are Your I-9s Up to Par?
August 2002   Important Information for Foreign Nationals: Concurrent filings of I-140s and I-485s

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