Category Archives: Employment visas

Foreign inventors may qualify for an EB-5 Visa if they expand business operations to the US and create jobs

Inventors and foreign companies with patent technology may wish to manufacture or sell in the US. For some, this is a path to a visa, especially for persons from countries that typically have lengthy waits to get permission to live … Continue reading

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Retaining Form I-9

Employers are required to retain the page of the form on which the employer and the employee enter data. While some employers keep copies of the ID documents provided for verification of status, it is not a requirement to keep/store copies … Continue reading

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How to store your Form I-9

There is no specific requirement or guideline for how to store Form I-9; however, the USCIS has recommended that employers ensure adequate safeguards are put in place to protect the highly sensitive and personal information contained in the completed Forms … Continue reading

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All companies must comply with I-9 requirements

You may not think that you need to worry about immigration paperwork for your company. After all, you may be a small local company, you hire family members or people you know for a fact to be born and raised … Continue reading

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Are you hiring undocumented workers?

Regardless of the industry you are in, making sure your business is employing people who are authorized to work in the US is a big concern and has become a hot topic in the recent months. The New York Times … Continue reading

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Path to Citizenship: Do I qualify for a Green Card?

One of the most popular questions that we get as immigration attorneys is: “How do I become a citizen?” Many clients ask this question with the expectation of a simple two or three step process. The reality is that not … Continue reading

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Terminating out-of-status employees

The termination of employees who have H-1B visas is permitted, but it requires employers to take additional steps. The employer should write a certified letter to USCIS providing the date of termination and asking to revoke the H-1B petition. In … Continue reading

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Citizenship Requirements for NYS Alcohol License Applicants

Often the ownership of stock of the corporation by non-citizens is a bar to approval of an application for a liquor license. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Law provides that a corporation may be licensed to sell alcohol if each of … Continue reading

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