Employment Based Immigration
Immigration Representation for Employers and Employees
Many United States companies choose to bring in skilled workers and professionals from other countries. The rules and regulations governing employment-based immigration are exceedingly complex. If you are an employer who desires to hire a foreign worker or if you are an immigrant or non-immigrant employee, it is important to pay strict attention to every detail.
Obtaining Temporary Business-Related Work Visas
Our attorneys are active in the preparation and filing of non-immigrant worker petitions with the USCIS. The firm provides this service to corporate, governmental and non-profit organization clients interested in employing a foreign national in an executive, managerial or otherwise professional capacity.
These visa categories include H, J and L visas. Aliens seeking to come to the U.S. for purposes of trade (E-1) or to invest in the U.S. (E-2) also seek our services. The firm also handles all the other non-immigrant visa categories from A through V.
Obtaining Employment-Based Permanent Residence Petitions
Many clients wish to retain their foreign executives or managers, professionals, skilled workers and non-skilled workers on a permanent basis. The immigration attorneys at the firm assist clients in preparing and processing alien labor certification applications with the United States Department of Labor. They also work to obtain approval of employment-based immigrant visa petitions with the USCIS.
Assistance With Immigration Law Compliance
Lawyers at Piedrahita Law Firm, P.A. assist clients in complying with the United States immigration laws that regulate entry to the United States and employment of foreign nationals.
They also provide detail-oriented help with:
- Processing visa petitions
- Applications for extensions of stay or change of status
- Adjustment of status applications and consular immigrant visas for business visitors, students, athletes, artists and family dependents of executives and other professional clients
IRCA and I-9 Compliance for U.S. Employers
The immigration laws make it illegal to employ foreign nationals who lack USCIS permission to work in the U.S.A. With very limited exceptions, employers are required to verify that all employees (even U.S. citizens) are authorized to work in the U.S.A. by timely completing and maintaining Forms I-9.
Penalties may be imposed against employers for knowingly hiring and continuing to employ an unauthorized worker, and/or for failing to complete and/or maintain the required documentation.
To arrange a professional consultation about how a knowledgeable lawyer can be of service, contact the firm at (954) 385-6811 or by e-mail. In-office and telephonic consultations are available.