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Understanding Foreign National Employment

There are plenty of foreign nationals that help make up the workforce in the United States. These employees are highly skilled individuals who come to the States for either temporary or permanent residence and to work. The laws that govern immigration and visas though can be tedious and difficult to understand. The different types of visas that are available to employees and immigrants are broad and knowing which one to provide for your employee can be confusing. That is why we offer the services of professional and experienced immigration attorneys.

Hiring an Non-Citizen

Are you considering hiring a foreign national? If so, there are a few regulations that need to be followed. The potential employee must show proof that you, the employer, have offered the position to them and what the salary will be. This is necessary for the United States consulate in their home country to issue a work visa. Every person who is employed in the United States, whether they are a citizen or an immigrant working on a visa, must fill out proof of authorization to work in the United States. Each company is required to have their employees complete a form called an I-9 form. I-9 forms verify proof that the employee is allowed to legally work within the country. If a company employs any worker without having them first complete this I-9 form, they can be prosecuted for hiring a person not legally allowed to work in the United States.

Labor certifications may also need to be obtained by your company to prove that there are no eligible American citizens to fill the position in which a foreign national is applying and planning to fill. This process can be extremely difficult to prove and establishing wages and salary for non-citizen employees can be confusing. The benefits and wages of non-citizen employees can be tricky and the visa process may take a while to complete. It is important that if you are planning to hire a worker from outside of the U.S., and you are questioning any of the process of the visa application that your company will have to forego, that you contact an experienced and reputable attorney.

Contact the Lawyers at Pozo Goldstein, LLP

Looking for help with the complex laws that the Federal Government regulates regarding employment and labor for non-citizens? It is important that you fully understand the process of hiring an alien worker and that your company comply by all regulations regarding foreign workers. Your business is important to you and by trusting the skilled legal tem at Pozo Goldstein, LLP you can rest assured that you will be receiving the best legal advice in the Orlando area. Contact us today!