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New CCH Guide Takes Complexity Out Of Workplace Immigration Law Compliance

 (RIVERWOODS, ILL., October 17, 2000) - As human resource professionals and corporate counsel know, workplace immigration requirements add another layer of complexity to the challenge of employment law compliance, with costly penalties and sanctions for violations. To help employers and legal counsel stay on the right side of the law in the workplace, CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of employment law and human resources information, software and services, has introduced Workplace Immigration Practice Guide, a one-volume, loose-leaf service. ($249. To order or for more information call 1-888-276-5422, or visit http://

Offering authoritative and timely coverage from one of the country's leading employment law firms, Jackson Lewis, the Workplace Immigration Practice Guide delivers specialized and practical information to help employers achieve their business goals when recruiting, hiring and retaining foreign nationals.

Updated quarterly, the comprehensive Guide covers the complete spectrum of workplace immigration law requirements and practices, including full-text coverage and expert explanations of applicable laws and regulations. The Guide also includes checklists, sample policies and step-by-step practice tips.

Explanations, Analysis and Guidance at Your Fingertips

Employers’ reliance on the international labor force is growing rapidly. Legislation just passed by Congress and on the fast track for the President’s approval will increase significantly the number of H-1B visas for educated foreigners in specialized jobs, mostly in the high-tech industry.

The increased reliance on foreign workers is coupled with a rise in discrimination charges based on national origin or citizenship status - making compliance with immigration law requirements even more important in hiring, Form I-9 completion and recordkeeping.

With the Workplace Immigration Practice Guide, you can stay current with changing laws and regulations through a single, convenient source. It provides the full text of the Immigration Reform and Control Act in addition to expert, how-to explanations of the procedures employers are required to follow to screen new employees and maintain eligibility documents. Related laws and regulations are also included in full text and with explanations.

Specifically, the topically-arranged Guide provides in-depth coverage of:

    • I-9 Employment Authorization Verification
    • Business Visitors Visas
    • Short-term Work Visas
    • Employment-Based Immigrant Visas and Alternatives to Employment-Based Immigrant Visas
    • Practical Problems of Living in the U.S.
    • Converting from Nonimmigrant to Immigrant Status
    • Permanent Residence and Naturalization
    • Sending U.S. Employees Abroad

Selected case summaries and full text decisions also are included.

Compliance Tools Ready to Use

Workplace Immigration Practice Guide delivers practical tools and advice to help your organization understand what is required by the law and to avoid the high-cost risks of faulty recordkeeping, acceptance of improper documents and errors on official forms. The Guide provides step-by-step instructions for completing Form I-9, including acceptable documents and recordkeeping requirements. In addition, it provides guidance on responding to INS/DOL audits and offers strategies for staying current with changing legal requirements.

With an emphasis on practical information, the Guide contains wide-ranging coverage of U.S. and international government resources, a glossary of terms, a list of visas and categories and a checklist of documents necessary to obtain visas, as well as frequently asked questions.

The Forms section pulls together full-text samples of applicable forms required by the Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service; Department of Labor, Employment Training Administration; Department of State; and Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service.

Quarterly updates and a newsletter ensure that subscribers stay current with statutory and regulatory changes and include practical analysis of new developments.

Availability and Pricing

For more information or to subscribe to Workplace Immigration Practice Guide, call 1-888-276-5422 or contact your CCH Account Representative at 1-888-CCH-REPS (888-224-7377). Or, visit the CCH Human Resources web site at A one-year subscription with quarterly updates is $249, plus applicable tax, shipping and handling.

About the Author

William J. Manning is of counsel with the national employment law firm of Jackson Lewis Schnitzler & Krupman, which exclusively represents employers in the practice of employment, labor, benefits and immigration law. Manning has been advising domestic and foreign employers since 1986 on matters pertaining to U.S. immigration. He works closely with employers to structure their immigration programs and develop long-term visa strategies for key employees. Prior to 1986, he was an attorney with the federal government, and has extensive experience in obtaining non-immigrant visas for management, professional and specialized skill employees.


CCH INCORPORATED, Riverwoods, Ill., is a leading provider of employment, human resource, tax and business law information and services. For more than 60 years, the company’s Human Resources group has set the standard as an authoritative source of employment law. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer North America. The CCH web site can be accessed at The CCH Human Resources web site can be accessed at

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EDITORS NOTE: For members of the press, a complimentary review copy of the Workplace Immigration Practice Guide and art is available by contacting: Leslie Bonacum, 824-267-7153 or


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