Business + Corporate

In the era of a global economy where every minute counts, acquiring and retaining talent is essential for companies to maintain a competitive advantage. All of our staff are skilled in assisting companies to obtain temporary and permanent work authorization for overseas employees in the United States and retain them as employees. Global Partners also provides a personal service to individuals who wish to obtain permanent residency with an employer sponsorship.

 
 

Business and Corporate Non-Immigrant visas

This visa classifications vary in terms of their eligibility requirements, duration, whether they permit workers to bring dependents, and other factors.

 

Corporate I-9 / E-Verify Compliance and Management

Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form. On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization. The employee must also present his or her employer with acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization. The employer must examine the employment eligibility and identity document(s) an employee presents to determine whether the document(s) reasonably appear to be genuine and to relate to the employee and record the document information on the Form I-9. Employers must retain Form I-9 for a designated period and make it available for inspection by authorized government officers.

With respect to E-Verify, this is an electronic program through which employers verify the employment eligibility of their employees after hire. The program was authorized by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA). In short, employers submit information taken from a new hire's Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form) through E-Verify to the Social Security Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to determine whether the information matches government records and whether the new hire is authorized to work in the United States.

An employer that participates in E-Verify must post the “Notice of E-Verify Participation” and “Right to Work” posters, at the company’s hiring location. If the posters cannot be displayed at the hiring location, they should be provided to you with your job application materials. If your company requires a compliance iniciative, please call us for more information.

 

Start-Up and Entrepreneurial Service

We frequently advise entrepreneurs, founders, and new companies. We have extensive experience helping entrepreneurs start new businesses in the US and working with foreign companies to open new US offices. Our attorneys have the knowledge and the experience to prepare visas and green cards in every category.

We have helped individuals and companies in the following common scenarios, among others:

Consultation and strategic advice on qualifying investments and corporate formations;

Preparation and filing of H-1B, L-1 and E work-authorized petitions.

EB-5 investor petitions and permanent residency;

Immigration support for fine-tuning business plans to document qualifications;

Consultation and strategic advice on qualifying entrepreneurs for L-1 and E work visas;

Immigration support for business plans and document qualifications.