The employment immigration law division of Cotney Construction Law helps companies navigate the immigration process in order to hire employees from other countries. A Tampa employment immigration lawyer from our firm can also make sure that you are complying with all applicable immigration laws. The immigration process can be as complicated for companies wanting to bring workers to the United States as it can be for the individuals. Allow our attorneys to put our expertise to work to ensure a successful transition.
It’s the responsibility of every employer to ensure their employees are legally eligible to work in the United States. To do this, employers are required to complete an I-9 form for each employee. When an employee is hired, time is of the essence. Employers have three days from the date the employee was hired to complete and file an I-9 form. Failure to comply can result in fines and criminal charges. It’s not uncommon for Homeland Security to conduct audits on businesses to ensure compliance. This is a situation where the presence of a Tampa employment immigration attorney can be critical.
How a Tampa Employment-Based Immigration Attorney Can Help
If hiring international employees is a part of your growth strategy, you are going to need the help of a Tampa employment-based immigration lawyer from Cotney Construction Law. Our team of immigration attorneys can work with your human resources department to ensure that each employee has the appropriate visa per their role in your company. We can guide you through the process of sponsoring employees for workplace visas (green cards) as well. Additionally, I-9 compliance is critical for all companies. A Tampa employment-based immigration attorney can not only ensure compliance but help you should you be audited.
Employment Based Visas
There are a number of employment-based visas for which your workers may pursue. These include:
- EB-1: Priority workers
- EB-2: Professionals with advanced degrees or persons with exceptional ability
- EB-3: Skilled, unskilled, or professional workers
- EB-4: Special immigrants, including religious workers and overseas employees of the U.S. government
- EB-5: Foreign investors
- H-1B: Temporary employment for a specialty occupation
- H-2: Temporary employment
If you would like to speak with an experienced Tampa employment-based immigration lawyer, 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.