Sean G. Hanagan is a Principal in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Working with human resources professionals and in-house counsel, he helps employers develop business solutions and policies for the hire and movement of international staff. Mr. Hanagan advises on I-9 employment eligibility verification, E-Verify and social security issues, and on best practices to avoid hiring-related discrimination. He defends companies subject to government audits and investigations, and guides employers through the process of securing employment visas for critical foreign staff. Mr. Hanagan speaks regularly before employer organizations and writes on workplace law subjects.
Practice Focus Areas
Assuring immigration benefits compliance by advising on DHS post-approval site visits and public access files for visa petitions, and training employers’ staff on proper records maintenance
Conducting I-9 internal audits and developing Social Security No-Match notification procedures and policies for employers
Creating and implementing employee I-9 verification procedures and programs that meet ICE and civil rights requirements
Representing employers under immigration investigations, civil I-9 audits, or who have been subject to ICE worksite operations
Negotiating with ICE on behalf of corporate clients to reduce or avoid costly fines and federal contract debarment
Conducting internal reviews of potential violations of employee verification policies and immigration laws, and formulating action plans to ensure legal compliance
Reviewing the verification processes of clients’ contractors and temporary worker providers
Developing employee recruiting and hiring strategies to minimize visa cap implications and maximize potential use of cap exemptions and alternative avenues to the H-1B category
Counseling employers on international transfers and travel strategies for executives, managers, engineers, scientists, chemists, athletes, and specialized and key employees, including advice regarding security issues that may affect entry to the United States
Preparing and filing temporary employment visa petitions, including among others E, I, J, H, L, O, P, R and TN visas
Articles in the National Law Review database by Sean G. Hanagan