United States Compliance Standards
If you are interested in hiring foreign nationals to work for you in the United States, you will have to meet a variety of compliance standards set by the U.S. government.
This process can be extremely complicated, and it doesn’t end when your employee starts working; ensuring that you are compliant with employer immigration laws is an ongoing process.
The attorneys at Scott D. Pollock & Associates have experience in counseling employers interested in hiring international personnel through every stage of employer immigration compliance.
E-Verify is the federal government’s free, Internet-based employment eligibility verification program. Operated by the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security, E-Verify matches an employee’s Form I-9 with U.S. government records. A match indicates that an employee is eligible to work in the U.S.; a mismatch alerts the employer.
Most employers are not required to use E-Verify. However, some employers must use the program for certain employees, such as federal contractors or subcontractors. A few states have laws requiring employers to use it.
We can answer any questions you have about E-Verify.
Form I-9 Audits and Compliance
All U.S. employers must complete a Form I-9 for each new hire. This form requires employers to review and record identification and employment authorization data for the employee. Form I-9s must be signed by both the employer and the employee.
At any time and without advanced notice, the Department of Labor as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement can perform an audit to ensure employers have these documents in order. Employers should make sure that each employee has a Form I-9 and that all forms are in compliance.
Our firm specializes in I-9 compliance for employers. We can help your company comply with the law.
H-1B and Public Access Files
Public access files, also known as public examination files, are files that must be maintained by U.S. employers for all of their H-1B employees. There are specific documents that need to be included in these files, and anyone can request to view them.
The Department of Labor may audit employers of H-1B workers to ensure they are in compliance with public access file rules. Failure to comply with regulations can lead to serious consequences.
Requirements for maintaining public access files can be complicated. Our team can walk you through best practices and help you correctly set up these documents.
Contact an Attorney Today
Scott D. Pollock is the grandson of immigrants, and he’s keenly aware that people are coming to the U.S. for the same reason they did: to make a better life for themselves and their family.
At Scott D. Pollock & Associates, we provide both individuals and employers with the high-quality and affordable representation they need to navigate the tangled web of obstacles and pitfalls that is the American immigration system.
Our attorneys have over seven decades of combined experience in U.S. immigration law. We’ve helped guide numerous clients through the complicated process of gaining employment in the U.S.
Contact a member of our team today at 312.444.1940.