If you are part of managing a U.S.-based business, you no doubt know how difficult it can be to find good, qualified labor. At times, the best person for the job will be someone who is not a U.S. native, but is either in the U.S. with an existing work permit or green card, or has no papers at all -- or is still overseas. What can you, as an employer, legally do to utilize such sources of labor -- and how much time, effort, and cost will it involve? Find answers here.
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