Entrepreneurship and innovation are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy. Historically the United States has relied on immigrants to introduce new ideas and products, diversifying our economy at large and impacting our communities. However, being a visionary and introducing a product or service and the skillset for developing systems and teams to manage a business, require very different priorities than processing visas and understanding immigration law and policy.
As an entrepreneur, focusing on your business needs to be the priority, not managing endless volumes of paperwork and worrying over whether forms are rejected, returned, or need revision. Let Indus Law Firm assist you in navigating this area. Immigration is our specialty and foreign nationals who wish to start businesses in the United States have several temporary and permanent options which we can help you explore.
B-1 Business Visitor
F-1/OPT Optional Practical Training
H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker
O-1 Extraordinary Ability and Achievement E-2 Treaty Investor
L-1 Intra-company Transferee
EB-1 Extraordinary Ability
EB-2 Advanced Degree Professional/National Interest Waiver
EB-5 Immigrant Investor
As an employer, your job is to seek out, hire and train the best employee or vendor for the position. Your priority is talent and skill, not immigration status. At Indus Law Firm, we assist you in the paperwork and detailed bureaucracy that can oftentimes interfere with the perfect hire. We reduce timeframes, know the intricacies of E-Verify and PERM, and help you correctly and quickly evaluate requirements for non-resident and non-citizen employees.
Consultation with Indus results in less errors, reductions in timeframe, correctly filled out forms, and proper advertising text. Our goal is to reduce the paperwork by making the process of hiring the right employee as simple as possible. Navigating E-Verify and PERM from a legal standpoint is not as obtuse as its function. Ensuring that your organization understands the E-Verify purpose and process is our priority.
E-Verify is a free Internet-based system administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that compares information from an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.
While all federal contractors are required to enroll in the E-Verify system, private employers are not always required to do so. It is important to note, however, that some states have mandated enrollment in E-Verify for all employers. Our firm can help your organization determine its obligations under federal law to ensure compliance.
American employers increasingly rely on top global talent to grow their business, from start-up companies to large multinational corporations, the need to reach employees with unique skills requires global reach. Employers who wish to hire foreign nationals must navigate a complex maze of federal laws and regulations to make this a reality.
Pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, employers must verify the identity and employment authorization of each person they hire. Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, helps employers to verify that foreign nationals are authorized to work in the United States.
Violations of IRCA can result in heavy sanctions and even criminal charges. This makes it vital for employers to fully understand their duties and obligations when hiring foreign workers.
Indus Law Firm expertly guides employers of all sizes — whether startups or multinational corporations — through the complex process of bringing foreign nationals on board. If your industry is technology, finance, art, healthcare, manufacturing, or specializes in intellectual property, it is imperative that you have an advocate when hiring talent in the global market.