Berardi Immigration Law recognizes the wide-ranging interests facing corporations, big and small, in today’s global economy. We understand the need to be able to move your most important asset – your employees – fluidly and expeditiously across the border with confidence.
We develop creative immigration strategies to meet the unique demands of our clients across all industries, including engineering and sciences, information technology, transportation, utilities, manufacturing, health care (including hospitals and research institutes), universities, property and landscape, entertainment and sports.
What Our Services Include
We believe it is critical to listen to our clients and understand their business, corporate culture, and company goals. Berardi Immigration Law offers personalized immigration training via live sessions and interactive webinars to aid our clients in achieving knowledge and familiarity of the basics of U.S. immigration law.
Immigration Policy Development
A well-developed and clearly-written immigration policy will enhance communications with employees, maintain consistent practices, and clarify expectations for foreign nationals. These are all important factors in minimizing legal risk. Our experienced attorneys can help employers develop a customized immigration policy that addresses “who, when and how” a company will sponsor nonimmigrant work permits and permanent resident status.
I-9 and E-Verify
U.S. employers must maintain a correctly completed Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) for every employee they hire, regardless of nationality (including U.S. citizens). Improper completion of the Form I-9, failure to inspect the correct identity and work eligibility documents, and simple clerical mistakes in the compliance process can cause severe consequences. We understand the myriad of forms, rules and compliance issues affecting our clients.
Short- and Long-Term Immigration Strategies
Berardi Immigration Law provides customized services to meet the exclusive demands of our clients’ business and human resource needs. This includes planning for temporary immigration solutions, such as intracompany transfers or trainees, as well as long-term immigration strategies, including permanent residence and U.S. citizenship applications.
Merger and Acquisitions
When a business undergoes a corporate change like a merger or acquisition (M&A), the immigration status of foreign national employees in the U.S. may be impacted – sometimes adversely. Due diligence is generally required to assess the continuing employment eligibility of foreign nationals, as well as continued I-9 compliance and LCA public access files.
Compliance and Audits
With the government’s increased focus on enforcement, immigration compliance is key. We work to keep our clients one step ahead of ever-evolving policy and regulatory developments to ensure that they continue to comply with changing laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where they do business. Berardi Immigration Law believes that a proactive approach is the best strategy to benefit both employers and employees and to ensure compliance with the immigration law.