Developing an Immigration Policy

Developing an Immigration Policy

As businesses hire more foreign nationals, they may want to consider developing a formal immigration policy to address company and employee needs. Employers may want to consider the following questions in formatting a policy:

  • What fees is an employer required to pay by law? What fees may the employee cover?
  • Will we sponsor employees for green cards?
  • When do we begin the green card process for an employee? Do we need to see positive performance results first?
  • Will we cover expenses for the employee’s spouse and dependents?
  • Will we cover the cost for premium processing?
  • Will we require a repayment agreement if the employee leaves the company before the process is complete?
  • Do we need additional staff in place to maintain the required government files?

These are just a few examples of questions a company may want to consider as it begins to hire foreign nationals for short- or long-term employment in the U.S.

Please contact one of our Attorneys for additional information regarding developing an immigration policy.