The Mendoza Marquez law Office represents businesses of all sizes. From Fortune 100 multinational companies to recently established, small businesses. Our firm works with employers and helps in the hiring, movement, and retention of global talent. We provide short-term solutions for temporary hires and long-term strategies for employer-sponsored permanent residency.
We provide a wide range of legal services for employers seeking temporary business visas and permanent residence on behalf of foreign national employees. We assist our clients in obtaining temporary employment visas for executives and managers, researchers and other specialized technical employees; obtaining permanent residence status for foreign nationals; and providing guidance with regard to I-9 compliance and I-9 internal and government audits. and related anti-discrimination provisions. For an overview of each practice area, please click the specific links.
Our attorneys specialize employment-sponsored immigration and work with companies and individuals with all types of non-immigrant employment based visas:
B1/B2 Business Visitor
F- Student Visas
E-3 Professionals from Australia
H-1B Specialty Occupation professionals
L-1B Multinational Intra-Company Transferees
TN (US/Mexico/Canada Agreement - previously NAFTA),
H-2B Seasonal Workers
H-2A Agricultural Workers
R-1 Religious Workers
We also work with individuals of exceptional ability, such as scientists, medical professionals, athletes, artists, and entertainers, who wish to visit or work or reside permanently in the United States.
Permanent Residency Through Employment: The second preference employment category is reserved for two types of workers: (1) workers who are members of professions holding advanced degrees or their equivalent and (2) workers with exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business who will substantially benefit prospectively the national economy, cultural or education interests, or welfare of the U.S.
Advanced Degree Professionals, Employment-bases 2 category:
A profession is an occupation in which a baccalaureate degree is the minimum requirement for entry level. An advanced degree is any academic or professional degree above the level of a baccalaureate degree. The individual seeking EB-2 classification must be entering a job that requires an advanced degree and the individual must either possess an advanced degree or a baccalaureate degree plus five years of progressive experience in the field to substitute for the advanced degree. We have expertise in the PERM, Labor Certification process with the US Department of labor. A Labor Certification is required for all EB-2 Advanced degree professionals unless a National Interest Waiver is obtained.
In general, it is unlawful for a person or other entity to hire, recruit or refer for a fee, for employment in the United States (U.S.), a worker who is known to be unauthorized for employment. Per Federal law, Section 274A of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, employers have a responsibility to examine sufficient documentation to establish employment eligibility. We work with employers to ensure I-9 records are audit-ready to shelter employers from liability. We assist employers with protocols and best practices for on-site investigations by the US Department of Labor and Homeland Security, immigration agencies.
Our firm also conducts Form I-9 preparation and audit training, and create efficient policies, which include procedures for specific business reorganizations, including:
Immigration Reform and Control Act I-9 audits
Mergers and Acquisitions
Our attorneys understand the importance of complying with federal, state, and local laws while ensuring care and fair treatment of all employees.