Regardless of the field that you are in, there’s a need to secure the top talent. As we all know, talent is not always confined to country borders and, at times, the best person for the job may be from another country. Or someone attempting to come to the United States. However, the immigration process can be challenging for all parties. Additionally, non-compliance carries with it severe penalties. To make international talent something that can boost your company, the assistance of a Tampa business immigration law firm is critical.
Understanding Immigration Law
The immigration process can be complicated, but it’s based on a law established in 1986 that states that it is illegal for companies to employ unauthorized workers. To verify that a worker is legally eligible to work in the U.S., companies must have an I-9 form on file for them. These forms are to be filed no later than three days from the date that an employee was hired. The information requested on the I-9 form must be accurate and can be subject to inspection by the Office of Homeland Security.
The Tampa Business Immigration Law Attorneys at Cotney Construction Law
If you own a business and would like to hire talent from other countries, an immigration attorney from Cotney Construction Law may be your best ally. The importance of following the correct procedures for hiring foreign employees cannot be understated. You need to have a knowledgeable staff on your side.
Our Tampa business immigration law attorneys can guide you in the following ways:
- I-9 Compliance: We can ensure that your forms are accurate and that you’ve attained the correct information from your employees. We conduct internal audits and can prepare you for Homeland Security inspections.
- Ensuring Employees Have the Proper Visa: There are a number of options for employees. We help companies make sure that their employees have the correct visa per the work they are doing.
- Reduce liability for subcontractor employment practices: You can be held liable if a subcontractor employs unauthorized workers as well. We draft documentation to reduce or eliminate your liability.
If you would like to speak with an experienced Tampa business immigration law attorney, please contact us at 813.579.3278, or submit our contact request form.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.