Neal Westin assists employers navigate the complex maze of immigration laws in the hiring of foreign national employees, and represents individuals seeking to study, work or reside in the United States. He helps clients obtain temporary work visas and permanent residence (green card) status, regularly representing clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. State Department, state and federal labor agencies, and U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. Mr. Westin also counsels employers on I-9 employment verification rules and other immigration law compliance matters.
The Labor and Employment Law Department of Nyemaster Goode, P.C. represents public and private sector clients in all areas of labor and employment law, including union organizational campaigns, labor negotiations, and employment litigation including unfair labor practice, discrimination and wrongful discharge, ERISA claims, and suits before federal and state courts, NLRB, Department of Labor, EEOC, OSHA, Iowa Civil Rights Commission and others. Department attorneys handle grievance and interest arbitration proceedings and advise clients on personnel-related issues, affirmative action, disciplinary procedures, cooperative labor-management programs and many other employment-related problems.
Firm Practice Areas
Employment Discrimination and Wrongful Discharge Litigation, Traditional Labor Law, Negotiations, Union Avoidance Campaigns, Wage and Hour Advice and Litigation, OSHA Compliance and Litigation, Class Actions, Commercial and Business Litigation, Tort and Product Liability Cases, Fire Litigation, Insurance Litigation, Bankruptcy Matters, Professional Liability Claims, Environmental Issues, Real Estate Litigation, Securities Fraud, Railroad Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Domestic Relations and Appeals to all State and Federal Courts, Securities Law (both Public and Private Offerings, and Representing Publicly Held Companies); General Corporate and Business Matters; Commercial Financing and Mortgage Lending; Mergers and Acquisitions; Financial Institution (including Regulatory) Matters; Small Business and other individual matters; Formation and Representation of Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies; Environmental Law; Real Estate Law, including Real Estate Development and Related Transactions; Franchising; Cooperatives; General and Regulatory Insurance Company Law; Non-Profit Corporations; and Municipal Law and Health Law, Estate Planning and Administration, ERISA and Employee Benefits, Federal and State Tax Controversies, and a variety of Transactional Tax Planning Matters including Corporate Reorganizations and Restructurings, Tax-Free Spin-Offs and Mergers and Acquisitions, Workers' Compensation, and Government Affairs (represents business, insurance and professional associations, businesses and charities before the Iowa Legislature, the Governor's Office and numerous state agencies).