California Immigration Lawyers Facilitate Business-Based Visas
Skilled attorneys help employers and employees obtain temporary work permission
At Law Offices of Cobos & Ayala, our attorneys help employers in the area and throughout who seek to fill positions in a wide range of industries with employees from abroad through temporary business-based visas. We also help foreign nationals applying for such visas to pursue employment in the U.S. If you are concerned about complying with the regulations and guidelines outlined by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) or have concerns about navigating the complex U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) process, our firm has a proven record of success.
Experienced immigration advisers assist with a range of employment visas
We draw on our immigration law experience to help employers trying to secure skilled workers from abroad and to help foreign nationals seeking to achieve their goals of working in the United States. We assist clients with nonimmigrant temporary employment visas such as these:
- B-1 visitor for business and B-2 visitor for pleasure
- E-1 treaty trader and E-2 treaty investor
- F-1 academic student work permission
- H-1B specialty occupations
- H-1C nurses working here for up to three years
- H-2B temporary or seasonal workers: skilled and unskilled
- J-1 exchange visitor
- L-1A executive and managerial transferee visas
- L-1B specialized knowledge
- O-1 extraordinary ability in arts, education, business, sciences or athletics
- P-1 athletes and group entertainers
We understand the complexities involved with hiring foreign workers and can assess your situation thoroughly to provide you with the guidance you need.
Proven advocates understand visa application requirements
Every business-based visa comes with its own set of essential criteria, which the job requirements and employee qualifications must match precisely. Mistakes on your application can mean delays or even denial. That is why it is necessary to be guided by an experienced immigration attorney who can gather the documentation and evidence that supports your eligibility. Because immigration laws and policies change often, we are dedicated to maintaining and deepening our knowledge so that you can advance smoothly through USCIS’s complex visa process.
Knowledgeable California attorneys help businesses with I-9 compliance
Even if your business has just one employee, you are required to comply with INA requirements on employment eligibility. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) enforces INA provisions addressing employment eligibility, employment verification and nondiscrimination. The consequences of an employer hiring unauthorized workers or failing to properly complete and retain an Employment Eligibility Verification Form, commonly known as a Form I-9, can include criminal charges and penalties.
We thoroughly examine acceptable forms of documentation, confirm your employees’ citizenship or eligibility to work in the United States and help you conduct self-audits of your I-9s each year to ensure they have been completed accurately. Our attorneys also provide you with personalized immigration counsel so you can take proactive measures against discrimination lawsuits arising from improperly handled I-9 forms under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).