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Immigration Compliance for Businesses

Jacksonville Business Immigration Lawyer Providing Dedicated Counsel

In today’s increasingly global economy, many business owners and corporations seek to find and hire personnel from all over the world. Such business owners must follow all of the rules and regulations set forth by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and remain compliant throughout the duration of their foreign-born employees’ stay. Applications for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas can be complicated and many classifications exist under U.S. law, whose requirements and processing must be followed to the letter.

The Law Office of Joanne M. Fakhre provides legal service to businesses of all sizes and activities, as related to immigration matters. Our Jacksonville immigration attorney has been practicing since 2006, handling all types of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, procedures, waivers, and more. We offer economical and customized solutions to your immigration needs and goals.

Connect with us for a consultation at (904) 447-1937 and find out how Ms. Fakhre may be able to help with your business and immigration needs.

Immigration Compliance for Business Owners

Under U. S. immigration law, employers are allowed only to employ individuals who may legally work in the United States. Form I–9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be used to certify that the employer has reviewed the work eligibility of the employee within three business days from the date the employment began.

Employees must provide original documents for Form I-9, the only exception being a certified birth certificate. Penalties are applied to employers ranging from $100 to $1,000 for missing or incomplete forms. Additionally, workplace audits and I–9 inspections have become commonplace. Therefore, it is recommended that employers have I–9 files reviewed annually. Ms. Fakhre can assist you in reviewing your I–9 forms to ensure workplace compliance.

Visas for International Workers

At the Law Office of Joanne M. Fakhre, we can also help you navigate all of the various procedures related to bringing in your international employees.

These procedures can include visas for:

  • Temporary workers
  • Permanent workers
  • Students and exchange visitors
  • Temporary visitors for business

Visas can be sought under a variety of classifications, such as those for:

  • Priority workers
  • Persons with extraordinary ability
  • Outstanding professors or researchers
  • Managers and executives
  • Specialized knowledge workers
  • Professionals with advanced degrees
  • Those with exceptional ability
  • Skilled workers, unskilled workers, professionals, and other workers
  • Artists, athletes, and entertainment groups

Additionally, National Interest Waivers (NIWs) exist to bring in foreign nationals for specific and permanent employment. Our firm also can help you with all of the details pertaining to Labor Certification as needed by the Department of Labor.

Whatever your business needs are in regards to immigration, our firm can provide the targeted legal service you need.

Reach out to our Jacksonville business immigration lawyer today at (904) 447-1937 to schedule your consultation.

Client Testimonials

The Opinions that Matter Most
  • “I don't believe I could have made a better decision when I chose Joanne M. Fakhre to guide me through this difficult process.”

    Pasquale M.
  • “I won't forget what she did for me because I can live in United State without any problem as a resident and apply to join a school and build my life her”

  • “She is honest, understanding and compassionate.”

    Lisa Y.
  • “If you are looking for the top attorney, you have come to the good address.”

    Talal G.
  • “There are many others who will make errors in your cases, but she is really different. ”

  • “I became a proud US citizen without any challenges due to all the help and guidance I received from Joanne.”

  • “I am very happy for this successful outcome and I will highly recommend your immigration services to any friend or family member that needs it.”

  • “I trust her implicitly.”

    Jacqueline G.
  • “Thank you Joanne!”

    A. P.
  • “Above and beyond!”

    Anwar S.

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  • Customized Approach to Every Immigration Case

  • An Attorney Who Understands the Immigrant Experience

  • Compassionate & Understanding Representation

  • Continuous & Prompt Updates on Your Case

  • Strong Testimonials from Previous Clients

  • Personal & Professional Interaction with Clients

  • Selective Case Process for Sufficient Attention

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  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • The Florida Bar Seal
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Lawyer of the Year 2016 - Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • The Navy League of the United States
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Diocese of St. Augustine