Helping global automotive companies get the right professionals in the right places at the right times
With a complex, global supply chain, OEMs and suppliers must move their most important asset — their people — across borders seamlessly and efficiently. Our years of experience with hundreds of automotive OEMs and suppliers, including numerous Japanese-owned U.S. subsidiaries, have given us in-depth understanding of the automotive industry’s inner workings, including its global workforce mobility requirements, procedures, timelines and more.
A global industry with a global workforce needs globally minded counsel
With automotive attorneys fluent in German and Japanese, and solid relationships in regions around the world, we integrate seamlessly with our clients’ overseas professionals, adapting and honoring their cultural norms and regional practices.
No matter where our clients are located, our web-based case management systemallows them to transcend time zones and easily access the status of their immigration matters online 24/7.
Our automotive business immigration services
From international transfers — including totalization agreement/social security, tax, estate planning, to the local hiring of foreign national employees (transition from F-1 student to H-1B professional), to start-up immigration needs, we provide a full range of automotive immigration services, including:
- Inbound immigration - With several temporary visa classifications for incoming workers, multiplied by the number of workers coming into the United States, the margin of error in the application process grows exponentially. We know the right questions to ask to mitigate risk for those only staying a short time as well as those who stay longer to identify the appropriate visa classification. We assist in processing green cards for multinational executives or managers and those that are based on labor certification applications with the Department of Labor.
- I-9 compliance training - Our team can conduct internal audits or training to ensure proper completion when hiring and using e-verify, as well as create self-audit programs to ensure all workers are properly documented.
- Government actions - When a client is audited for noncompliance, we mitigate further risk by working with the appropriate government agency and taking any other necessary actions to address sanctions and fines.
- Outbound immigration - For companies looking to send workers outside the U.S., we have relationships that span the globe, including our collaboration with the Multilaw network, to quickly and effectively help clients obtain foreign work visas and immigration status abroad.