HR Works Podcast

HR Works COVID-19 Update: Immigrants in the Pandemic

Between general travel restrictions, anti-immigrant travel restrictions, massive unemployment, closed businesses, and now the recently announced ban on certain foreign national visas, immigrant workers in the U.S. are undergoing particularly challenging times. They are not the only ones feeling the pain; employers of foreign national workers are also struggling.

In this episode, we are pleased to have with us Jonathan Petts, Co-Founder of a non-profit organization called Immigrants Like Us to help us understand the immigrant perspective so that HR managers and employers alike can have a better context for when they interact with immigrant workers in general but especially during this challenging time.

Jonathan is the proud husband and son of American immigrants. Prior to co-founding Immigrants Like Us, Jonathan practiced at two international law firms and graduated from both law school and college at the University of Pennsylvania. He has served as an advisor on international law to both the IMF and the World Bank. In 2017, Jonathan was recognized by FastCase as one of the 50 most innovative leaders in the legal profession.