Employment Immigration Archives

How do I acquire permanent labor certification?

Earning permanent labor certification in the United States is a process that has various requirements depending on the program in which the subject is working. The Department of Labor (DOL) oversees these programs and the issuance of labor certifications. It is the responsibility of the employer, not the employee, to file applications for permanent labor certification.

Who qualifies for the H1-B specialty visa and how to apply for it

Nashville, as well as the United States as a whole, attracts many talented individuals who aspire to strike it big and get their very own taste of the American dream. For those fortunate enough to be uniquely skilled in an in-demand field or who have become well-reknowned for their accomplishments in a particular area of inquiry, they may qualify for a H1-B visa.

3 important steps for hiring a foreign employee

As your business grows, you may start looking across national borders for employees. While this is a natural consideration in this increasingly global market, you might have several concerns, especially in the current political climate. How do you make sure you follow all the rules and find the right person to work for your company? 

What businesses need to know about changes to I-9 forms

As of January 22, 2017, there is a new version of the I-9 form that all employers must use when hiring a new employee to verify their ability to work in the United States of America. The new form must also be used when reverifying expired employment authorization of a current employee.

A closer look: permanent residency (green card) eligibility

Although a family member or employer often petitions U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for permanent residency on an immigrant’s behalf, there are other ways to qualify. Depending on the immigrant visa preference category, however, the wait time may range from months to years.

Can undocumented immigrant farm workers qualify for a visa?

One of the areas that might be affected by the new presidential administration is immigration law. In particular, President-elect Donald Trump has made statements about deporting undocumented immigrants. How those statements might take shape remains to be seen. In the meantime, a local commentator suggests that business visas offered to undocumented migrant farm workers might help Tennessee’s agricultural industry.

Does your immigration status affect your employment rights?

In some instances, criminal charges might prompt separate scrutiny from immigration officials. In the event of a felony conviction, immigration officials might even commence a deportation proceeding against a non-citizen or undocumented immigrant.

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