Our Services for Employers
If your business is sending employees to the United States, expanding your operations into the United States, or you are a US Company hiring a foreign national — Richards and Jurusik can help with your US Immigration needs. The experienced US Immigration Lawyers with Richards and Jurusik work with businesses of all types and sizes to develop immigration strategies for doing business in the United States.
- Temporary Workers – Most foreign nationals enter the US to work on a temporary basis as nonimmigrants. There are several visa categories available for employers when employing foreign nationals on a temporary basis. Temporary workers include TN Visas for Canadian or Mexican professionals, H-1B specialty occupations, L-1 intracompany transfers, O-1 extraordinary ability workers, E-3 Australian specialty occupations, and many others.
- Permanent Workers – If you intend to hire a foreign national on a permanent basis, this is done through sponsorship for US permanent residence (Green Card). There are several methods to sponsor a foreign employee for US permanent residence including EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4, and PERM.
- Business Expansion – If you are a foreign company that has not yet established operations in the US, there are several options to consider for expanding your company into the US. Options for business expansion into the US include the L-1 visa for intracompany transfers, E-1 visa for treaty traders, and the E-2 visa for treaty investors.
- Business Visitors – Canadian citizens are able to enter the US without a visa as visa exempt. This allows them enter the US for acceptable business activities without the need for a visa. However, most foreign nationals require a B-1 visa for business visits to the US. Entry on a B-1 visa is generally limited to 180 days or less. The longer the visit the higher the scrutinty and increases chance of refusal. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is also available to certain foreign nationals. The VWP is similar to the B-1 visa and allows visits for qualifying business activities for up to 90 days wihtout the need of a visa.
Richards and Jurusik provide comprehensive immigration support to businesses sending employees to the United States, expanding operations into the United States, or hiring foreign nationals to work in the US.