For businesses that rely on temporary workers, a shortage in labor can lead to decreased revenue, potentially leading to downsizing or even closure. A H-2 visa program may help your business avoid a shortage by allowing you to employ foreign workers.
The H-2A and H-2B visa programs permit U.S. businesses to hire foreign nationals for temporary jobs. Though the programs are often used in industries like farming, hospitality and landscaping that have cyclical or seasonal peak seasons, they can also help businesses in other sectors and industries that have intermittent or even one-time labor-need peaks.
BAL’s H-2 legal team, led by Ashley Foret Dees and Jeff Joseph, has extensive experience in temporary workforce immigration. They can offer advanced legal strategies to improve your chances of obtaining H-2A and H-2B visas for the workers you need to keep your operations running smoothly.
Let BAL handle the complex, confusing application process. Missed the application window for H-2B visas? We offer multiple creative strategies to keep your valued employees anyways.
We assist in training your staff to ensure compliance with state wage transparency laws, documentation requirements and annual changes to H-2B rules.
BAL helps prepare you for wage and hour investigations, in-person visits from government agents, including ICE and DOL and can represent you before government agencies.
We not only provide continuously updated alerts on frequently changing rules and regulations, but also explain what they mean for your business—the opportunities and challenges.
We can also work with you to assess whether any of your H-2 or other foreign national employees are eligible for permanent residency.
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Our approach delivers the best of BAL to clients ranging from multinational Fortune 500 companies moving thousands of employees each year to businesses with a single immigration case.