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Krystal Alanis is a Partner at Reddy & Neumann, P.C. and manages the firm’s PERM Labor Certification Department, where she oversees all EB-2 and EB-3 employment-based green card matters. Krystal has guided clients from a variety of industries through the maze of the PERM Labor certification process and has handled thousands of PERM applications throughout her career with Reddy & Neumann. With over 10 years of immigration experience, Krystal is able to assist her clients with confidence and recognize any potential pitfalls that may arise.

Krystal also guides employers and individuals through the I-140 and Adjustment of Status process, and assists clients with temporary work visa petitions (e.g., H-1B, TN, L-1, E-2). Further, she oversees the firm’s I-9 compliance team where she advises employers regarding Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification requirements and conducts internal audits of a company’s I-9 records, processes, and procedures. Additionally, Krystal represents clients in Form I-9 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) inspections (Notice of Inspection). Krystal successfully settled a claim with ICE over Form I-9 substantive paperwork violations that led to an 88% reduction in civil fines for her client. 

Krystal has hosted multiple educational webinars regarding the Employment-Based Green Card process, PERM Labor Certification, I-9 compliance for HR Professionals, and OPT/STEM OPT compliance for F-1 students and employers. Krystal has also been a speaker at the University of Houston – Central, and the University of Houston – Clear Lake where she discussed the variety of immigration-related options available to F-1 international students beyond graduation. 

Working in this field has allowed Krystal to understand the struggle and frustration of those going through the immigration process, whether it be a corporate employer or an individual. She has come across many great and inspiring people and has learned from their stories. Through these experiences, Krystal understands that each case is unique. Her aim is to guide you through the immigration process efficiently, yet effectively by defining a plan of action and confronting any potential obstacles immediately and decisively.  

Tips for Employers Starting the PERM Labor Certification Process

What is Commonly Requested in a PERM Audit?

Options When Nearing H-1B 6th Year Limit

Qualifying for EB-2 Without an Advanced Degree: Employees with Exceptional Ability

I-9 Compliance Flexibility Extended Through April 30, 2022

Department of Labor Issues Updated PERM Processing Times

DHS Releases Increased Fines for I-9 Violations

Department of Labor Issues Updated PERM Processing Times

Employer’s Discriminatory I-9 Software Leads to $84,832 Civil Penalty

PERM Labor Certification Frequently Asked Questions

Planning Ahead to Ensure I-140 Approval

Five Common I-9 Mistakes and Tips to Avoid Them

Employers Should Strongly Consider Conducting Regular I-9 Internal Audits

May Webinar: Not Selected in the H-1B Lottery? Options and Strategies for your Employees

Minimize Your Risk of PERM Audits by Recognizing These Audit Triggers

DOL Announces Steps to Update Prevailing Wage Data in Compliance with Court Orders

Federal Judge Sets Aside DOL Wage Rule and DHS H-1B Eligibility Rule

Form I-9 Compliance Flexibility for Employers Operating Remotely Extended Until December 31st

Due to EAD Production Delays, Employers May Continue to Accept EAD Approval Notices for Form I-9 Compliance through February 01, 2021

Due to EAD Production Delays, Employers Are Allowed to Accept EAD Approval Notice for Form I-9 Compliance

I-9 Fines Increase in 2020

ICE Extends Form I-9 Compliance Flexibility for Employers Operating Remotely Due to COVID-19

Working for Multiple H-1B Employers Possible Through Concurrent H-1B Employment

New Form I-9 Must Be Used Starting May 1st

Trump Signs Executive Order Suspending Entry of Immigrants into the United States

UPDATE: Multiple Immigration Related Announcements Made in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In Response to COVID-19, DHS Provides Employers Exercising “Physical Proximity Precautions” Flexibility in Form I-9 Requirements

What to Expect During a STEM OPT Site Visit – A Firsthand Look by Reddy & Neumann Attorneys

Five Common I-9 Mistakes and Tips to Avoid Them

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accomplishments & Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • HR Houston

Krystal Alanis is a Partner at Reddy & Neumann, P.C. and manages the firm’s PERM Labor Certification Department, where she oversees all EB-2 and EB-3 employment-based green card matters. Krystal has guided clients from a variety of industries through the maze of the PERM Labor certification process and has handled thousands of PERM applications throughout her career with Reddy & Neumann. With over 10 years of immigration experience, Krystal is able to assist her clients with confidence and recognize any potential pitfalls that may arise.

Krystal also guides employers and individuals through the I-140 and Adjustment of Status process, and assists clients with temporary work visa petitions (e.g., H-1B, TN, L-1, E-2). Further, she oversees the firm’s I-9 compliance team where she advises employers regarding Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification requirements and conducts internal audits of a company’s I-9 records, processes, and procedures. Additionally, Krystal represents clients in Form I-9 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) inspections (Notice of Inspection). Krystal successfully settled a claim with ICE over Form I-9 substantive paperwork violations that led to an 88% reduction in civil fines for her client. 

Krystal has hosted multiple educational webinars regarding the Employment-Based Green Card process, PERM Labor Certification, I-9 compliance for HR Professionals, and OPT/STEM OPT compliance for F-1 students and employers. Krystal has also been a speaker at the University of Houston – Central, and the University of Houston – Clear Lake where she discussed the variety of immigration-related options available to F-1 international students beyond graduation. 

Working in this field has allowed Krystal to understand the struggle and frustration of those going through the immigration process, whether it be a corporate employer or an individual. She has come across many great and inspiring people and has learned from their stories. Through these experiences, Krystal understands that each case is unique. Her aim is to guide you through the immigration process efficiently, yet effectively by defining a plan of action and confronting any potential obstacles immediately and decisively.  

Tips for Employers Starting the PERM Labor Certification Process

What is Commonly Requested in a PERM Audit?

Options When Nearing H-1B 6th Year Limit

Qualifying for EB-2 Without an Advanced Degree: Employees with Exceptional Ability

I-9 Compliance Flexibility Extended Through April 30, 2022

Department of Labor Issues Updated PERM Processing Times

DHS Releases Increased Fines for I-9 Violations

Department of Labor Issues Updated PERM Processing Times

Employer’s Discriminatory I-9 Software Leads to $84,832 Civil Penalty

PERM Labor Certification Frequently Asked Questions

Planning Ahead to Ensure I-140 Approval

Five Common I-9 Mistakes and Tips to Avoid Them

Employers Should Strongly Consider Conducting Regular I-9 Internal Audits

May Webinar: Not Selected in the H-1B Lottery? Options and Strategies for your Employees

Minimize Your Risk of PERM Audits by Recognizing These Audit Triggers

DOL Announces Steps to Update Prevailing Wage Data in Compliance with Court Orders

Federal Judge Sets Aside DOL Wage Rule and DHS H-1B Eligibility Rule

Form I-9 Compliance Flexibility for Employers Operating Remotely Extended Until December 31st

Due to EAD Production Delays, Employers May Continue to Accept EAD Approval Notices for Form I-9 Compliance through February 01, 2021

Due to EAD Production Delays, Employers Are Allowed to Accept EAD Approval Notice for Form I-9 Compliance

I-9 Fines Increase in 2020

ICE Extends Form I-9 Compliance Flexibility for Employers Operating Remotely Due to COVID-19

Working for Multiple H-1B Employers Possible Through Concurrent H-1B Employment

New Form I-9 Must Be Used Starting May 1st

Trump Signs Executive Order Suspending Entry of Immigrants into the United States

UPDATE: Multiple Immigration Related Announcements Made in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In Response to COVID-19, DHS Provides Employers Exercising “Physical Proximity Precautions” Flexibility in Form I-9 Requirements

What to Expect During a STEM OPT Site Visit – A Firsthand Look by Reddy & Neumann Attorneys

Five Common I-9 Mistakes and Tips to Avoid Them

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • HR Houston