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U.S. & Global Immigration

Our immigration law practice has served America’s best businesses in identifying and retaining the most talented professional and skilled workers from around the globe. The immigration group represents employers in all industry sectors including: architecture, biotechnology, technology, scientific research, telecommunication, secondary and higher education, energy, finance, marketing, engineering, construction, medical, hospitality, services, retail, publishing and professional recruiting fields. We work closely with our clients to not only identify but also retain hard-to-find talent. Our clients are committed to employing the very best and brightest professionals from around the world and are willing to compete in the global marketplace for the “ideal” fit.  Tocci & Lee also advises U.S. Companies on “best practices” to adhere to the array of Federal Immigration-related compliance regulations, including: IRCA and I-9 procedures, H-1B Public Access file maintenance, H-2B audit file creation, PERM audit file retention, and U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Unfair Employment Practices actions.

Consular Practice

Partners Amanda Brill and Daniel Parisi at our London affiliate office specialize in U.S. consular applications and the provision of various immigration services at U.S. Embassies worldwide. They have significant experience with U.S. business visas; film, television and media options; trade and investment (E-1/2) visa applications, as well as expertise with inadmissibility waivers and procedures for those with adverse criminal or immigration histories. Our London office also provides outbound immigration services by coordinating and liaising with local in-country counsel to ensure smooth transfer of employees from the U.S. to locations worldwide. They aim to make the process of relocating to and from the U.S. as seamless as possible, both for the businesses/employers that they represent and for the individual applicants who will be traveling to the U.S., by providing one stop services and representation before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of State.

I-9 Compliance

Tocci & Lee advises companies, from small to large and across all industries, on compliance with the Immigration, Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Under IRCA, employers may be subject to fines and penalties for knowingly hiring or continuing to employ persons who are unauthorized to work within the U.S.  Tocci & Lee provides extensive training in all aspect of I-9 Verification, Re-verification, and E-verify procedures and compliance.  Importantly, Tocci & Lee assists employers to develop internal I-9 procedures that are both compliant and integrated with existing HR business processes.  Further, Tocci & Lee provides employers with detailed instructions and tools to enable them to conduct annual internal audits, correct forms, and manage verification procedures with ease.  Last, Tocci & Lee brings extensive experience in defending DHS/ICE I-9 compliance audits as well as with Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division’ unfair employment practice investigations as they relate to the verification process.

Employment Law & Litigation

Tocci & Lee’s employment practice group assists employers in conducting workplace self-audits and investigations and counsels businesses faced with audits or investigations by governmental agencies such as the United States Department of Labor. Tocci & Lee also represents employers in arbitration, in litigation in federal and state court, before federal administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and before state administrative agencies such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

Our employment practice is guided by the principal that your business resources are best spent developing and marketing products and services, rather than resolving employment-related conflicts and employment litigation. We work with our clients to design policies and procedures that protect business interests and maximize employee potential while minimizing liability and litigation exposure. When workplace issues arise, Tocci & Lee works to swiftly resolve such issues in an efficient manner. When employment litigation occurs we provide seasoned representation in federal and state courts, before administrative agencies and in arbitration.

News

3/19/20 – Tocci & Lee Client Alert

These are unprecedented times. Instead of inundating all of you with numerous emails on a daily,sometime hourly basis, we will continue to send you emails every few days with pertinent updates. We will provide a short synopsis and provide links for more detailed information. Further, we will also include employment related Federal (and Massachusetts law only) legal updates from our Employment and Litigation Partner, John Tocci.

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