Firm: Jackson Lewis P.C.
Address: 816 Congress Avenue, Suite 1530
Austin, TX 78701
Membership: Professional Associations and Activities•American Immigration Lawyers Association •Austin Bar Association •Supreme Court of Texas, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee •Texas State Bar
University: Stanford University, B.A., Public Policy, 1994, University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1998
Admitted: 1998, Texas; 1999, U.S. District Court, Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Biography: Kevin Lashus is a Shareholder of the Austin, Texas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice is focused on corporate employment verification compliance and inbound business immigration.Mr. Lashus has experience in providing uniquely tailored advice to assist clients in developing comprehensive employment authorization and immigration-related compliance systems-including full-scale or localized IMAGE and E-Verify implementation protocols. Given his public-sector background-first as a Texas Assistant Attorney General, then as an Assistant District Counsel with the US Department of Justice, and finally, as an Assistant Chief Counsel with the US Department of Homeland Security-he is able to prepare clients to minimize exposure during even the most complex regulatory, administrative, and civil litigation. He is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. PublicationsSeptember 16, 2015Jackson Lewis Employers' Immigration Update - No. 19, September 2015September 16, 2015Revised Procedures for Determining Visa Availability for Applicants Waiting to File for Adjustment of Status U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of State have announced new procedures for determining visa availability for applicants waiting to file adjustment of status applications. Prior to this change, DOS... June 10, 2015Jackson Lewis Employers' Immigration Update - No. 18, June 2015June 10, 2015H-1B Numbers Up More Than 35% USCIS received approximately 233,000 petitions for fiscal year 2016 beginning in October 2015. Last year, USCIS received 172,500 petitions, meaning there was an increase of over 35% from last year. USCIS randomly selected petitions to meet the general category cap of 65,000 and the advance degree... May 8, 2015Restrictive DHS, DOL Rule on H-2B Foreign Labor Certification Program Makes Visa More Difficult for EmployersMay 8, 2015The Department of Labor's and the Department of Homeland Security's joint Interim Final Rule (IFR) imposes new burdens on the certification of employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary, non-agricultural employment and stiffens enforcement obligations applicable to employers of H-2B workers and U.S. workers similarly... In the NewsJune 9, 2015Jackson LewisJackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2015June 9, 2015WHITE PLAINS, NY (June 9, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2015 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation:... May 19, 2015Chambers & PartnersJackson Lewis Attorneys Ranked in 2015 Chambers USA GuideMay 19, 2015WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 19, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 62 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking... March 16, 2015Law 360Sean Hanagan and Kevin Lashus Discuss Immigration Executive ActionsMarch 16, 2015Sean Hanagan and Kevin Lashus are quoted in Law 360's Immigration Executive Actions An Ethical Minefield for Attys. View Article (subscription may be requir BlogsImmigration DHS Improperly Delegated H-2B-Related Regulatory Authority to DOL, Circuit Court Rules September 8, 2015The U.S. Court of Appeals, in Denver, has issued an opinion putting the entire H-2B labor certification and visa process in jeopardy. The Tenth Circuit found that the U.S. Department of Labor is not a subordinate agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and, therefore, could not promulgate H-2B regulations. By Kevin Lashus Immigration Texas Agencies Ordered to E-Verify (state contractors are off-the-hook) June 11, 2015Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill (S.B. 374) into law June 10, 2015, that requires state agencies in Texas to use the E-Verify system to check that new employees are authorized to work in the U.S. E-Verify, managed by U.S. By Kevin Lashus Corporate Compliance & White Collar Advisor DHS Investigation leads to largest worksite enforcement forfeiture in ICE history. September 25, 2014Five franchisees and operators of 7-Eleven, Inc. By Kevin Lashus (Board Certified, Immigration and Nationality Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization)