Angelo Paparelli Published in The New York Law Journal
"Professional Employer Organizations and Uncharted Immigration Risks"
Angelo A. Paparelli
Immigration partner Angelo Paparelli was published in December 22 issue of The New York Law Journal. Angelo’s article discusses the legal risks companies are subjected to when using professional employer organizations (PEOs), also known as employee leasing companies or payrolling companies that assume responsibility for payroll services, tax withholding and related HR compliance issues. Angelo explains that while PEOs may deliver valuable benefits, U.S. businesses should also consider the immigration difficulties a contractual engagement with a PEO may create when sponsoring foreign employees for temporary work visas or employment-based permanent residence. Angelo recommends that employers considering a PEO service arrangement should carefully weigh the advantages of the arrangement against the unresolved legal issues and difficulties likely to arise with its immigration petitions on behalf of foreign employees.