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Forrest G. Read IV

Principal
Raleigh

P 919-760-6460
F 919-760-6461
Forrest.Read@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Forrest Read is a Principal in the Raleigh, North Carolina, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has extensive experience in both business immigration law and employment law and has special expertise in legal issues in graduate medical education (GME).

Mr. Read's immigration practice focuses on assisting employers in obtaining employment-based nonimmigrant visas (e.g., H-1B, L, O, TN) for foreign national employees and work-related immigrant (green card) visas, including PERM Labor Certifications, and advising employers on compliance with U.S. immigration laws and regulations. He has broad experience in advising large, mid-size and small employers on their various immigration needs and developing strategies to help them navigate through complex immigration issues. He also has particular experience in counseling employers in the health care industry and addressing immigration-related issues that arise for their broad range of health care professional employees (including advising on and obtaining employment authorization for medical residents and fellows and obtaining J-1 visa waivers for foreign national physicians completing their medical training in the United States). His immigration practice also includes defending employers in connection with Department of Labor H-1B and H-2B investigations.

Mr. Read’s employment law experience includes representing management, particularly academic medical centers in the GME context, in a wide array of workplace disputes and litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including matters related to discrimination, retaliation, harassment, disability, family and medical leave, various wage and hour issues, contracts, and intentional torts. He advises academic medical centers on the interplay between applicable academic law and employment law and the ramifications of what are divergent legal requirements and standards. Mr. Read also provides counsel with respect to the legal impact of competency standards for residents and trainees in GME, including situations involving discipline, remediation, and dismissal. He provides advice and guidance in the peer review process, including provision of verification and assessment of training in response to third party inquiries.

Mr. Read also has experience in conducting internal investigations, performing corporate diversity counseling, including providing assessments and making recommendations to corporate clients, and developing and enforcing effective personnel policies.

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May 31, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500

May 31, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 31, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2017 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation: Employee health and retirement plans,... Read More

May 3, 2017
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Forrest G. Read IV Comments on Bipartisan Legislation Addressing Physician Shortages in the U.S.

May 3, 2017

Forrest G. Read IV comments on bipartisan legislation that would extend and expand the Conrad 30 Waiver Program, placing foreign doctors in underserved areas of the U.S. in "Bipartisan Proposals Address Physician Shortage in the U.S.," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

July 21, 2016
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Forrest Read Discusses H-1B Employers and Wage Obligations

July 21, 2016

Congratulations to Forrest Read, whose blog post “DOL Judge Says Flagging Economy Insufficient Basis to Relieve H-1B Employers of Wage Obligations” was named by Wolters Kluwer as one of “the week’s most insightful, intriguing or entertaining blog posts from the labor and employment law community.”... Read More

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October 12, 2016

Jackson Lewis Employers’ Immigration Update - No. 22, October 2016

October 12, 2016

Supreme Court Tied on Expansion of Obama Deferred Deportation Orders The U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-4 tie in a case appealing a nationwide injunction on the Obama Administration’s plans to expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and create the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent... Read More

March 11, 2016

Jackson Lewis Employers’ Immigration Update - No. 21, March 2016

March 11, 2016

H-1B Cap Filing Alert Each year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issues 65,000 H-1B visas and 20,000 “master’s cap” visas. April 1, 2016, is the first day on which an H-1B petition may be filed for FY 2017, in anticipation of an October 1, 2016, start date. Last year, USCIS accepted 233,000 petitions in... Read More

January 5, 2016

Hospitals, Medical Providers Come under Scrutiny for Potentially Discriminatory Ads

January 5, 2016

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) has been notifying hospitals and medical providers by letter that their advertisements placed through the Centralized Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (“CASPR”) for podiatric residency... Read More

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The FICA Tax Exemption for Non-Resident Aliens in the U.S. Under F, J, M, or Q Visas
August 2, 2017

A common issue for employers of non-resident aliens authorized to work in the U.S. Read More

Trump Announces Support for Senate Bill Curbing Legal Immigration
August 2, 2017

President Donald Trump has announced his support for a reduction in legal immigration to the United States, backing a modified version of the bill first introduced in April by Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA). Read More

Evidence of Immigration Status Blocked by Courts
July 27, 2017

Could barring evidence in court of undocumented workers’ immigration status actually prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants? It could, according to one Illinois district court judge. Please read the full post by our colleagues Ellison F. McCoy and O. Read More