SOURCE: Immigration Solutions Group

Immigration Solutions Group

January 27, 2010 07:00 ET

Essential Guide Now Available to Help HR Professionals Navigate Immigration Rules & Avoid Non-Compliance Penalties

SHRM & ISG Release Co-Published Book, "The HR Immigration Pocket Reference"

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Immigration Solutions Group, PLLC (ISG) have released their co-published book, "The HR Immigration Pocket Reference™" to help human resource professionals better understand immigration rules. Available online (, the book will not only enable HR professionals to save time and effort, but will also help companies save money by avoiding penalties for noncompliance with government immigration regulations.

"The ['Pocket Reference'] will help HR professionals better understand and navigate some of the more complex tasks they encounter, including compliance with rules requiring verification of employees' work authorization and recruiting international employees to the U.S.," noted Michael T. Dougherty, former U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman at the Department of Homeland Security. "This book understands the specific needs of the HR professional and will serve as a valuable quick reference guide."

In addition to helping employers navigate laws to hire/retain the best and brightest global workforce, the book also addresses two pressing HR issues: temporary work visas and permanent green cards for the employment of foreign nationals. DHS's announcement regarding its intention to spend massive resources auditing hiring records of U.S. business owners to determine compliance with employment eligibility verification laws, and the pool of global talent available due to increased international student enrollment at U.S. universities, further necessitated the need for the book's easily accessible guidance.

Peter Asaad, Managing Member of ISG and co-author, noted, "The primary intention for this joint publication is to offer HR executives current immigration information in a quick, usable format to help with immigration compliance laws and easily navigate employment eligibility and retention issues."

Christopher Anzalone, of SHRM's Book Publishing division, believes, "The scope of the content, solutions-oriented approach and unique and inviting format will make this timely book an indispensable resource for every HR professional responsible for immigration law compliance."

The Society for Human Resource Management ( is the world's largest professional association devoted to human resource management.

Immigration Solutions Group, PLLC (, a Washington, DC-based law firm representing corporations and institutions nationwide, teams with clients to serve as a highly-specialized extension of HR/legal departments to ensure employment authorization for their international workforce and compliance with increasingly complex/frequently changing immigration laws.

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