Elaine Young advises a wide range of employers, including large multinationals and small businesses, on the immigration, tax, and benefits aspects of cross-border employment. Her practice also includes helping employers understand and develop compliant I-9 and E-Verify practices.

  • 2023 AILA/GMS Annual Global Migration Forum Speaking Decal
  • 2024 Chambers - EYoung
  • aaSuper Lawyer 2015
  • AEIS Presenter
  • RecruitCon Presenter
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  • Securing all employment-based nonimmigrant visas, including the most common (TN, E, L, O, and R)
  • Helping companies develop a sound corporate immigration policy that protects the company while attracting needed foreign workers
  • Preparing and processing immigrant visas in EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, and EB-4 (religious worker) categories
  • Supporting employee families with family-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters
  • Currently representing companies in tech, healthcare, telecom, education, hospitality, mining, manufacturing, and other industries
Global Mobility
  • Pre-move analysis with local counsel to plan for the employment, tax, and visa benefits aspects of an expatriate assignment
  • Helping employers evaluate whether to send Americans abroad or hire foreign nationals to work outside their home country
  • Assisting employers who need to secure foreign work visas for short- and long-term expatriate assignments
Immigration Worksite Compliance
  • Acting as outside resource for HR professionals with I-9 questions
  • Responding to I-9 audits and facilitating self-audits
  • Developing corporate compliance policies for I-9s, visa sponsorship, transition to green cards, and more
  • Facilitating direct foreign investment into the United States
  • Helping U.S. companies navigate foreign legal issues when they expand operations outside the United States
  • Ensuring U.S. employers’ payroll tax withholding complies with unique rules for nonresident aliens and expats
  • Analyzing personal income tax issues for expatriates working outside their home country

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