Employment Matters


I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker

This form must be filed by an employer. The petitioner petitions U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for an alien beneficiary to come to the USA in a temporary basis. The beneficiary will perform services as labor, or to receive training as a nonimmigrant. The form consists of features such as (1) Basic petition; (2) Individual supplements relating to specific classifications; and (3) H-1B Data Collection and Filing Fee Exemption Supplement, these are required for H-1B and H-1B1 classifications only. The instructions consist of important parts such as (1) Petition Always Required; and (2) Petition Only Required for an Alien in the United States to Change Status or Extend Stay. Be guided accordingly by clicking here.

Employment Eligibility Verification

The anti-discrimination provision (§ 274B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. § 1324b prohibits document abuse (unfair documentary practices during the employment eligibility verification, Form I-9). The employers are responsible for completing Form 1-9, Employer Eligibility Verification. They need to document verification of the employee’s identity and employment authorization. Each employee is either both citizen or non-citizen hired after November 6,1986. Emphasis is for the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, the reckoning date to consider those hired after November 27, 2011.