Ms. Depret-Bixio represents employers of all sizes and industries including automotive manufacturers and suppliers, colleges and universities, electronic component manufacturers, service industry, hospital systems, hotel and restaurant groups, farms, pharmaceutical companies, software developers and distributors, beverage distributors, and biotechnology companies.
She handles the following types of matters:
- Assists employers obtain nonimmigrant “work visas” for its foreign employees including the B, E, H, J, L, O, P , Q, and TN categories
- Assists employers obtain permanent immigrant visas (commonly referred to as “green cards”) based on extraordinary ability, outstanding researcher, multinational executive and manager, and labor certification (“PERM”) strategies
- Advises employers on federal employment verification compliance requirements. Assists them with compliance issues including internal I-9 audits, government investigations, mismatched Social Security numbers, E-Verify and developing compliance programs
- Advises employers on how to comply with South Carolina’s new immigration law, the S.C. Illegal Immigration Reform Act. She has worked closely with the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, responsible for enforcing the new law, on the development of proper enforcement strategies and also to educate South Carolina employers on the new requirements