Our counsel in this area includes representing management in labor, employment, immigration and workers’ compensation matters, serving clients of all sizes, from large, multinational companies to companies with a single office and few employees. We partner with clients to help prevent labor and employment problems by providing training programs and/or implementing cost-effective solutions. We also provide counsel on effective personnel management strategies in union and non-union environments and provide training to help avoid costly litigation.
In addition, we counsel employers on immigration issues, working with them to ensure they are able to transfer, hire and retain foreign workers. We advise on transferring experts from around the world to the United States or transferring experienced managers or executives to the United States to open a new office. By helping human resources personnel and recruiters understand the types of positions suitable for foreign nationals under U.S. immigration laws, we help employers make smart business decisions in obtaining authorization to hire foreign nationals. We also help employers create corporate policies that set appropriate expectations and reduce costs. Our immigration counsel is enhanced by our extensive experience with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Labor, and with U.S. consulates and embassies around the world.
- Working closely with counsel in the Dominican Republic in the representation of a public company in a claim of unlawful termination brought by its Dominican distributor in the courts of the Dominican Republic.
- Advising an employer on issues arising from employment of U.S. workers in Singapore. Our analysis provided guidance on the implications that the proposed employment structure had under FLSA, FMLA, ERISA, state unemployment tax, and tax obligations on the employees.
- Obtaining U.S. visas and permanent residency for foreign national employees of global companies, such as The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Formica and The Voith Group of Companies, when those employees are transferred to the United States or need to come to the United States for business meetings, company training or other business activities.