Employers Looking to Hire
Having worked with countless employers in a wide variety of industries and sectors throughout the years, Brown Immigration Law has accumulated the experience, insight and skills to effectively and swiftly meet the needs of employers looking to hire foreign nationals. Whether you are interested in obtaining a visa for a temporary non-immigrant worker or for a permanent resident worker, our legal team will provide you with the comprehensive assistance you need to be successful. From completing all the necessary legal work to filing petitions and handling any additional matters that may arise, our Florida immigration attorneys will always remain dedicated toward meeting your unique needs.
What Employers Need to Know
As an employer, you may need, or greatly benefit from, the services of a foreign citizen. If the foreign national is not a lawful resident of the United States, you will need to complete certain immigration actions with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in order to obtain a visa and employment authorization for your prospective employee. Depending on the nature of your case, including whether or not the position will be temporary or permanent, you will need to meet specific requirements.
Employers looking to employ temporary workers will need to file a non-immigrant petition with the USCIS on behalf of the foreign nationals. A particular non-immigrant visa category must also be determined according to the purpose of employment. For information about the various temporary non-immigrant visas, visit our employment-based non-immigrant page.
Most permanent worker visa preference categories also require an employer to file a petition on behalf of a foreign national. Most visas will also require evidence of a job offer from a U.S. employer.
In addition, the U.S. Department of Labor requires an employer to obtain an approved labor certification which verifies that:
- There are insufficient available, qualified and willing American workers to fill the position
- Hiring a foreign employee will not adversely affect the wages and conditions of U.S. workers with a similar position
This DOL certification is required for second (EB-2) and third preference (Eb-3) visa categories. This includes professionals with advanced degrees; individuals with exceptional abilities in the arts, sciences or business; and professionals, skilled workers and other unskilled workers.
Experienced Employment-Based Immigration Lawyers
Our legal team's record of success in assisting a wide variety of employers during the employment-based immigration process stands testament to our abilities, legal knowledge and dedication to clients' interests. When you need effective resolutions for hiring a foreign citizen in a timely manner, you need the five decades of immigration experience attorney Robert Brown can provide. Together with Rishi Oza, Aleksandar Cuic and Erin Brown, our legal team will ensure that you receive the well-rounded assistance needed to hire a temporary non-immigrant or permanent immigrant employee.