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The HR Immigration Pocket Reference

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- Written specifically for human resource professionals, The HR Immigration Pocket ReferenceTM is d


Written specifically for human resource professionals, The HR Immigration Pocket ReferenceTM is designed to be a quick reference tool that addresses everyday immigration issues in HR Management.

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.

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.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Michael T. Dougherty Former USCIS Ombudsman


About the Author


Part I. Employment Verification

  • Chapter 1. I-9 Compliance
  • Chapter 2. E-Verify

Part II. Non-Immigrant Visas

  • 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

Part III. Immigrant Visas

  • Chapter 20. Employment-Based Green Cards
  • Chapter 21. Step One: Labor Certification
  • Chapter 22. Step Two: Immigrant Petition
  • Chapter 23. Step Three: AOS/CP


Additional Information
Name The HR Immigration Pocket Reference
SKU 61.15508
Year published 2010
Page count 400
Publisher SHRM/Immigration Solutions Group
ISBN 9780615331683
Author Peter F. Asaad, Jing Yeophantong
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