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HR Immigration Pocket Reference


HR Immigration Pocket Reference
By Peter F. Asaad and Jing Yeophantong

2010, Paperback, 400 pages
ISBN: 978-061533-168-3
SHRMStore Item #: 61.15508

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Written specifically for human resource professionals, The HR Immigration Pocket Reference(TM) is designed to be a quick reference tool that addresses everyday immigration issues in HR management.

HR professionals have long sought relevant information presented in a practical format to help navigate them through the many changing and complex immigration laws and regulations that impact their daily responsibilities. This pocket-sized, 3x5 publication serves as that navigation tool.

Authored by attorneys who regularly counsel HR professionals on employment verification and eligibility laws and regulation, this reference book presents those requirements and visa options in a practical format. It is not only designed to provide explanations in a comprehensible manner, but it also presents information in checklist, table, and bullet-point format to facilitate quick reference and meaningful daily usage in HR management.

It is small enough to keep at your side at all times, but just the right size to reference valuable immigration information needed in everyday HR management. The attention to relevance and presentation are key to making this book valuable to HR professionals. Indeed, unlike other publications, this reference book covers not only employment verification compliance matters, it goes further to cover two additional sections: temporary and permanent employment categories detailing admission requirements across all available visa options for employment. Moreover, unlike other publications, this reference book does not cover aspects of immigration law unrelated to the work of HR professionals. Instead, it pulls together only relevant requirements and processes in immigration compliance and employment opportunities that impact an HR professional's company and employees thereby representing the best and most likely used source to help HR professionals on a day-to-day basis.

The value of this book is the authors' ability to bring their knowledge to bear on the specific needs of an HR professional's day-to-day responsibilities. It was designed to facilitate the understanding of the law in its most up-to-date and relevant form for the intended HR audience. It serves as practical reference point on everyday immigration issues and as a roadmap for HR professionals who must spot immigration-related issues that impact their company and employees. The authors have labored to keep the intended HR audience well-oriented and well-supplied with relevant content. More than anything else, this book is written with the promise that it will deliver practical usage for HR professionals, again and again.

This reference book begins with crucial guidance on employment verification that impacts every employer. To help HR professionals maintain compliance with federal and state law, this publication provides numerous practical tools including a step-by-step guide on how to verify employee work eligibility status, a checklist to help steer clear of employer sanctions, tips to avoid discrimination, an I-9 compliance plan, and an E-Verify process flow chart. Also, HR professionals will find guidance and information to help them comply with new E-Verify regulations relating to federal government contractors and subcontractors.

In addition to the compliance section, this reference book has two additional sections covering the various temporary and permanent employment categories. Each section details key admission requirements across all visa types, including periods of admission, length of stay, and a description of the circumstances under which nonimmigrants and immigrants may or may not work in the United States. All this information is presented in a format that is easy to read and quickly accessible Included are tables listing all employment visa categories with descriptions and definitions of each, tables listing lawful periods of stay under each visa category, detailed definitions of various visas types including the H-1B and L-1 visas, tables to help understand eligibility for various employment-based green card categories, as well as a PERM process flow chart.

This reference book concludes with appendices, including the USCIS fee schedule for easy reference and other useful resources such as photo guidelines and links to processing times for various visas.

Copublished with Immigration Solutions Group.


 About the Author and Copublisher


Peter F. Asaad, Esq., is managing principal of the Washington, D.C.-based law firm, Immigration Solutions Group, PLLC (ISG), and is adjunct law professor at American University, Washington College of Law where he teaches Business Immigration Law. Mr. Asaad also serves as Executive Board Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), DC Chapter which includes Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Mr. Asaad chairs the American Bar Association (ABA) Immigration Litigation Committee and formerly chaired the DC Bar's Immigration and Human Rights Committee.

Immigration Solutions Group, PLLC (ISG) is a Washington, DC-based law firm providing representation exclusively in the field of immigration law. ISG serves corporations and institutions nationwide to ensure access to the best and brightest global workforce and compliance with U.S. immigration laws. Leveraging seasoned professionals and online case management technology, clients benefit from the most up-to-date and comprehensive legal services and solutions available.


 Table of Contents


Foreword by Michael T. Dougherty Former USCIS Ombudsman



Chapter 1. I-9 Compliance

Chapter 2. E-Verify


Chapter 3. Overview of Temporary Work Visas

Chapter 4. B-1 Visa

Chapter 5. E Visa

Chapter 6. F-1 Visa: CPT & OPT

Chapter 7. H-1B Visa

Chapter 8. H-2A Visa

Chapter 9. H-2B Visa

Chapter 10. H-3 Visa

Chapter 11. J-1 Visa

Chapter 12. L-1 Visa

Chapter 13. Nurse Visas

Chapter 14. O-1 Visa

Chapter 15. P Visa

Chapter 16. R Visa

Chapter 17. TN Visa

Chapter 18. TPS

Chapter 19. VWP


Chapter 20. Employment-Based Green Cards

Chapter 21. Step One: Labor Certification

Chapter 22. Step Two: Immigrant Petition

Chapter 23. Step Three: AOS/CP



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