August 6, 2020  
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Hiring foreign employees can be a confusing task. We walk you through work visas, green cards, immigration laws and other topics related to employing workers from other countries.

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  • Things You Need For a H1-B Visa - What is required for an H1-B visa petition? Read on to find out.
  • What Is a Work Visa? - As an employer, you've heard about work visas. But what are they specifically? And how can your business meet work visa requirements to hire foreign employees? It's a tricky subject area, but we'll tell you everything your company needs to know about work visas.
  • Foreign Worker Discrimination - You've found a qualified job applicant, but the candidate is not a U.S. citizen. Since you would prefer to hire a citizen you opt not to hire him. Watch out! You may have just opened yourself up to charges of employment discrimination.
  • Hiring International Students - A student visa doesn't necessarily entitle a foreign student to employment in the United States. If you're thinking about hiring international students, here are a few tips to make sure you are hiring a worker who is legally capable of taking the job.
  • Work Visas: The Pros and Cons - A work visa gives U.S employers the right to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that are classified as specialty jobs. Here's an introduction into the world of work visas.
  • Green Card Costs - Getting a green card for an employee is a noble undertaking, but there are costs involved. In this article, we answer the question: How much does it cost to get a green card?

  • Hiring Foreign Workers - According to some folks, hiring a foreign worker is paramount to treason. Others say those who are against foreign workers are xenophobic bigots. Although we probably won't end the debate, we offer a few rational thoughts on hiring workers.
  • Documentation for Foreign Workers Authorized to Work in the United States - The number of documents that can be used by foreign workers to show they are authorized to work in the U.S. can be dizzying. But believe it or not, your company has a lot riding on your ability to recognize legitimate foreign worker documentation when you see it. Here's our list of documents that should be on your radar screen.
  • Getting an L-1 Visa - USA L-1 visas are superior to other work visas in a number of respects. Learn what an L-1 visa is and why you may want to get one.
  • Firing an Employee With an H1B Visa - Termination of an H1B employee has some consequences that employers should be aware of. We take a look at issues related to firing an employee with an H1B visa.
  • Labor Certification - To understand how US work visas work and how to hire a foreign worker, you need a basic understanding of labor certification.
  • Process for Getting Permanent Labor Certification - Ready to hire a foreign worker? The first step is to get a permanent labor certification. Here's how it's done.
  • PERM Application Denials - Dealing with PERM application denials isn't easy. Here are some tips on what to do when an application for permanent labor certification is rejected.
  • Green Card Statistics - Looking for green card statistics? In recent years, over 1,000,000 individuals have been granted United States green cards. Here's what else the numbers say . . .
  • Pros and Cons of Immigration Reform - Some small business owners want to make it easier for foreign immigrants to come to the United States while others take the opposite side of the argument. Here's our take on immigration issues that relate to small business.




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