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Immigration Policy

Authors: Jorge R. Lopez and Michael J. Lehet, Littler

When to Use

Employers frequently use immigration programs to recruit and hire foreign national employees. These employers should have a written policy that discusses the internal process when sponsoring individuals to work in the US. The policy should outline the employer's position on sponsorship, including the obligations of both the employer and employee (e.g., expenses each will pay). For those employers that manage an immigration program, implementing a written policy helps clarify the employer's position and streamlines the internal process.

Employers should communicate their immigration policy to employees, including those responsible for implementing the immigration program, at the commencement of employment, ensuring these individuals acknowledge their receipt and understanding of the policy.

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