Healthcare Labor & Employment / Immigration

Healthcare Labor & Employment / Immigration

Waller has assembled a diverse and talented group of lawyers who are dedicated to understanding the healthcare industry and serving the unique labor and employment needs of healthcare organizations locally, regionally and nationally.

Our lawyers understand the industry-specific characteristics of healthcare employers, including the relationships among administration, employees and medical staff, as well as the sensitivity toward the industry's complex regulatory environment, Joint Commission and other accrediting requirements.

We view each client as a partner, driven by the needs of our clients and ready to assist them in meeting their business goals. We recognize that not all workplace management and personnel-related matters require the same analysis or the same approach, so we strive to provide common sense advice focused on cost-effective and practical solutions. 

For over two decades, our practice has served as trusted advisors in all facets of corporate immigration law, making complex issues more manageable for clients, including:

  • Analysis and processing of U.S. visas, permanent residence applications and other immigration benefits
  • Immigration training and compliance, including I-9 compliance and social security no-match counseling
  • Immigration consequences of mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring of healthcare service providers
  • Government audits and investigations, including I-9 audits, immigration-related unfair employment practice investigations, H-1B Labor Condition Application Wage & Hour audits and H-1B on-site fraud inspections 
  • Immigration strategy and corporate policy development

Through our assistance, hundreds of physicians and allied healthcare professionals, including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, medical technologists, physician's assistants and nurse practitioners have obtained Conrad 30 J-1 waivers, H-1B visas, National Interest Waivers and other necessary certifications to enter the country from abroad and work as healthcare professionals in the U.S.

Locally, Waller helped develop Tennessee's Conrad State 20 program for J-1 physician waivers and secured the first physician waiver in the state under that program. Working with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as well as other federal and state agencies throughout the country, our team includes highly experienced immigration specialists.

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