In an age of global commerce, businesses of all sizes must bring in expertise from all over the world. A company cannot afford to ignore competent, prospective employees, regardless of their country of origin. As much as foreign national workers can contribute to your business, they create a range of legal issues, and many companies that hire immigrants break the law without even realizing it. David Hirson & Partners is committed to helping you avoid any problems with US immigration laws. Our team is trained to deal with all business immigration issues, including:
- I-9 Compliance Issues
- Working Hours and Forced Absences
- Legal Status Compliance Issues
- Immigration Issues related to Reductions in Force or Layoffs
- FDNS Work Site Visits
Business immigration issues often arise when employers try to reduce foreign national employees’ wages and hours. Most visa categories require employers to pay foreign nationals at least the prevailing wage set for the job category as established by the Department of Labor. Though most employers have no trouble doing this when profits are high, problems arise during periods of economic decline. Any reduction in pay to foreign nationals, even as part of general wage reductions, may put you in violation of immigration law. Other potential areas of immigration violation as they relate to foreign workers include reduction of hours, transferring to off-site, leaves of absence (both voluntary and involuntary).