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Mr. Grzeca

Jerome G. Grzeca

Founder & Managing Partner, Grzeca Law Group, S.C.

Jerome G. Grzeca, Founder and Managing Partner of Grzeca Law Group, S.C. (“GLG”), has practiced business immigration law for over twenty-seven years in both Washington, D.C. and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. GLG is a nationally recognized AV-rated law firm that serves employers and their foreign national employees on all aspects of immigration law.

Mr. Grzeca exclusively practices in the area of employment-based immigration law, providing immigration legal services to the international business community for the hire and transfer of key personnel around the world. He partners with business leaders from a wide variety of organizations to provide timely, practical and cost-effective solutions while remaining responsive to the sensitive concerns involving the employment of international personnel. He's represented clients in the hospitality, healthcare, biotechnology, information technology, transportation logistics, professional services, academia and manufacturing industries, among others.

Mr. Grzeca is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) He recently serviced on its Board of Governors and a was member of its Department of State (DOS) Liaison Committee. Further, he served the organization as Chair of the Taskforce on Affiliate Programs (2009); Vice Chair of the DOS Liaison Committee (2009-2010); Executive Director Search Committee (2009); Department of State Liaison Committee (2007-2008); USCIS National Benefits Policy Liaison Committee (2005-2007); Chair of the Wisconsin Advocacy Committee (2005-present); Chair of the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) Liaison Committee (2004-2006); Wisconsin Chapter Chair and Chair of the Milwaukee Bar Association (Immigration and Nationality Section) (2001-2003).

He is a seasoned speaker and author of a variety of topics relating to business immigration law, and has served on more than fifty professional immigration law panels, webinars and round-table discussions for businesses needing expertise in immigration matters.

Mr. Grzeca received his Juris Doctorate from Marquette University and is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the District of Columbia Bar. Mr. Grzeca is listed with The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers for excellence in immigration law.

Please visit http://www.grzecalaw.com for more information.

Mr. Grzeca can be contacted at 414-342-3000 or jgg@grzecalaw.com

Coming up in March 2019...

Human Resources: An Era of Transition

Traditionally, the human resource department administers five key areas within a hotel operation - compliance, compensation and benefits, organizational dynamics, selection and retention, and training and development. However, HR professionals are also presently involved in culture-building activities, as well as implementing new employee on-boarding practices and engagement initiatives. As a result, HR professionals have been elevated to senior leadership status, creating value and profit within their organization. Still, they continue to face some intractable issues, including a shrinking talent pool and the need to recruit top-notch employees who are empowered to provide outstanding customer service. In order to attract top-tier talent, one option is to take advantage of recruitment opportunities offered through colleges and universities, especially if they have a hospitality major. This pool of prospective employees is likely to be better educated and more enthusiastic than walk-in hires. Also, once hired, there could be additional training and development opportunities that stem from an association with a college or university. Continuing education courses, business conferences, seminars and online instruction - all can be a valuable source of employee development opportunities. In addition to meeting recruitment demands in the present, HR professionals must also be forward-thinking, anticipating the skills that will be needed in the future to meet guest expectations. One such skill that is becoming increasingly valued is “resilience”, the ability to “go with the flow” and not become overwhelmed by the disruptive influences  of change and reinvention. In an era of transition—new technologies, expanding markets, consolidation of brands and businesses, and modifications in people's values and lifestyles - the capacity to remain flexible, nimble and resilient is a valuable skill to possess. The March Hotel Business Review will examine some of the strategies that HR professionals are employing to ensure that their hotel operations continue to thrive.