Employers & BUSiNESSES
As an employer, you may require the services of a foreign national to work at your company or business.
If an individual does not already have work authorization, you may need to file a petition so that the individual can obtain the appropriate immigrant or non-immigrant classification, which allows for employment.
Depending on the job offered and the individual’s status and qualifications, you may be able to file an immigrant petition (permanent) or a non-immigrant petition (temporary) on behalf of that prospective employee.
At U.S. IMMIGRATION LAW GROUP, LLP, our expertise in immigration laws can make the employment petition process so much easier and help you secure the your business’s most valuable human resources and talent.
I-9 Audits & Compliance
U.S. employers must complete and retain a Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens as well as non-citizens.
On the Form I-9, both the employee and the employer must make certain assertions. The employee states that he or she is legally authorized to work in the United States. The employer must then examine the original employment eligibility and identity document(s) which the employee presents to determine whether the document(s) reasonably appear to be genuine and relate to the individual and record the document information on the Form I-9.
There are civil and criminal penalties to the employer for knowingly hiring or continuing to employ an unauthorized worker. There are also fines for technical violations, such as, incorrectly completing the I-9 form.
U.S. IMMIGRATION LAW GROUP, LLP can assist companies with verifying that their Forms I-9 are in compliance.