Elise A. Fialkowski, a partner of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP, chaired a panel presentation titled “Guess Who is Coming to Campus – Government Site Visits, Audits and Inspections” at the NAFSA Region VIII conference in Pittsburgh.
More than ever, universities have been facing government site visits, audits, and inspections of their student/scholar programs and employment records. The panel covered these developments including: Form I-9 audits and inspections, H-1B site visits, DOL and OSC audits, FERPA Compliance, Practical advice to deal with increased scrutiny and develop an institutional response policy.
Elise Fialkowski has practiced immigration law for over fifteen years and handles all aspects of employment based immigration. Her clients run the gamut from multinational corporations and their employees to universities and private individuals. In addition to employment-based immigration work, Ms. Fialkowski has particular experience in worksite enforcement and leads the worksite compliance group at the firm. She regularly counsels clients regarding I-9 compliance, E-Verify and H-1B Labor Condition Application (LCA) compliance. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Fialkowski’s practice also included advising employers in traditional employment and labor law matters, including litigation as well as advice regarding proactive action to avoid and minimize claims. With her immigration clients, she has provided counseling, training and policy development services to employers in a diversity of industries including, for example, pharmaceutical, university, food and beverage, manufacturing, healthcare and continuing care retirement communities. Ms. Fialkowski has long been active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently serves on the USCIS Vermont Service Center Liaison Committee. She has served on many other committees at the local and national level, including the E-Verify Liaison Committee. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A. 1987), Ms. Fialkowski received her law degree from the Villanova University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1991).