In compliance with the regulations, HLS advises clients of the Do’s and Don’ts for beneficiaries participating in the Petitioning process.
- Do make a copy of your I-94, your visa and your passport.
- Do make sure that your payroll stubs match the company who sponsored you.
- Do confirm the expiration date on your I-94
- Do make sure your passport is valid while you are in the United States.
- Do ask your employer for the local grocery store, pharmacy, restaurants and such.
- Do follow the company’s rules.
- Do obtain a driver’s license as soon as you arrive or state identification card.
- Don’t rely on the expiration date on your visa. Check your I-94.
- Don’t give your Social Security Number to anyone without speaking to your employer first.
- Don’t pay anyone money for your H2B visa/job.
- Don’t overstay your I-94 expiration date.
- Don’t change employers without filing with Immigration.
- Don’t trust recruiters. Talk to your employer or call us today!
Please note that the federal government is strictly enforcing the laws pertaining to payment of H-2B visa fees. Employers cannot require or allow employees to pay for any H-2B visa petitioning fees. In order to protect you as an employer and our law firm please read and sign the statement below:
The employer cannot seek or receive payment of any kind from the employee for any activity related to obtaining labor certification, including payment of the employer’s attorney’s fees, application fees, or recruitment costs. For purposes of this paragraph, payment includes, but is not limited to, monetary payments, wage concessions (including deductions from wages, salary, or benefits), kickbacks, bribes, tributes, in kind payments, and free labor.