In an article published in South Carolina Lawyers Weekly
and North Carolina Lawyers Weekly
on January 17, Melissa Azallion details how employers can assist their existing international employees with the task of properly managing immigration issues by proactively staying apprised of immigration regulations.
“Employers with a thorough knowledge and understanding of how the immigration system works – including travel implications and document expirations – can help their international workforce to mitigate risks and ensure a smooth immigration process,” Azallion explains.
The article details recommendations for planning for international travel, preparing for U.S. embassy or consulate visits, calendaring visa expiration and extension deadlines, being aware of the impact of criminal violations, and staying on top of 1-9 obligations.
Azallion concludes, “By having the appropriate policies in place, employers can anticipate some potential immigration hurdles for existing international employees, and smooth the process for continued employment.”