Employers who are contemplating a petition for an H-1B nonimmigrant worker must fully understand all of their responsibilities under the law. With the increase in H-1B compliance investigations over the past few years has come substantial risks for employers who even accidentally fail to meet their legal obligations.
Even if you currently have H-1B workers on your staff and believe you are meeting all requirements, we strongly recommend that you re-acquaint yourself with the applicable regulations and periodically assess your actual compliance level.
Department of Labor LCA compliance
As part of the H-1B nonimmigrant visa filing process, the Labor Condition Application (LCA) is completed and submitted to the Department of Labor (DOL). Although a seemingly straightforward form, the LCA has a number of legal implications for the employer.
More information about employer obligations in the H-1B context
H-1B: who pays the fees?
Ten primary employer obligations towards H-1B employees
How we can help
With extensive knowledge of the DOL's LCA regulations and strong H-1B expertise, Immigration Law Associates, P.C. is your ideal partner for H-1B petitions and compliance-related matters. With the DOL and DHS increasing their enforcement efforts, compliance in all areas of immigration related employment matters is key. To ensure you have a successful and compliant H-1B program, we can assist you with the following:
- Preparation of public access files
- Internal audits of LCA compliance and public access files
- Preparation for DOL wage and hour audits
- Assisting in every step of the H-1B filing process for new H-1Bs as well as H-1B transfers and extensions