As an employer, you are responsible for checking to make sure that your new hires are authorized to work in the United States. This is not as simple as it might sound. Other than U.S. citizens, a wide array of immigrants are allowed to work, including green card holders, asylees and refugees, some nonimmigrant (temporary) visa holders who have work permits, and more. Learn more about the various possibilities and your obligations here.
Hiring Foreign Workers in the U.S.: First Things to Know
Start here for an understanding of the various legal ways to hire foreign-born workers for your business.
Legal Pitfalls of Hiring Undocumented Immigrant Workers
U.S. law makes employers a central player in carrying out immigration restrictions; learn more about your role here.
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I run a small landscaping company that sometimes hires workers from other countries, but I’ve come across a situation that I’ve never seen before.
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