Globalization has made the world smaller, bringing people together and opening new markets for business. Despite rising tides of nationalism, talk of walls and trade wars, the world continues to shrink. Across industries, modern businesses often face the daunting challenge of getting the people they want at the location and time they want while balancing compliance with the laws regulating the flow of people across borders.
Overcoming these obstacles requires an up to the minute understanding of the legal complexities of immigration law and the capability to deliver practical and meaningful solutions based on the realities facing both the employee and business.
The guidance of a lawyer experienced in addressing these issues can be instrumental in assuring whether an employee becomes eligible to work or an investment opportunity is able to produce a return. At Bogart, Small + Associates, we provide legal advice and representation in matters involving business, employment and investment immigration law.
Immigration options offer businesses the opportunity to widen their recruitment pool. Even so, accessing this larger pool of potential employees requires employers to meet regulatory requirements of U.S. immigration law. Our firm assists by guiding our clients through the process to ensure compliance and navigation of all necessary forms and documentation.
This includes employer compliance, audits and training, orienting employers and businesses over the various requirements that all employers must meet when employing foreign workers, including planning for and executing I-9 audits, H-1B and PERM audits, as well as other employer compliance issues.
For companies wanting to hire foreign workers and investors looking for opportunities in the United States, Bogart, Small + Associates works to develop a plan to meet your needs, including petitioning for new workers and ensuring the proper paperwork is completed accurately and on time. This includes temporary and permanent visa options.
For temporary workers and investors alone, there is an alphabet soup of visa categories, all with specific criteria for eligibility, length of stay, possibilities for extensions and more. Some of the most common categories include: B-1/B-2, E-1/E-2, E-3, H-1B, H-2B, H-3, J-1, L-1, O-1, P, R-1 and TN visas. Identifying the best option can be daunting, but working together, we can help you meet your company’s employment and investment needs.