Tydings is called upon regularly to guide clients through the complexities of bringing skilled foreign nationals into the United States work force.  Clients often consult with us during the initial phases of recruiting and hiring, and we assist with all forms, applications, visas, and other documentation required for each unique circumstance.  Because our immigration attorneys are also employment attorneys, they can assist with all aspects of the employment relationship.

Business Immigration Process

Laws in the United States place the burden on employers to ensure that foreign nationals are hired in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  Our lawyers counsel employers in all matters involving the hiring of foreign nationals and related work-authorization compliance.  We assist employers in obtaining employment-based visas and permanent residence status for eligible foreign nationals.  Our immigration practice group’s clients include closely held businesses as well as large corporations.

Work Authorization for Foreign Nationals

As the business world becomes increasingly global, companies often look beyond the borders of the United States for new talent.  Tydings helps make this process as seamless as possible.  Our clients include health care, technology, and professional service firms.  They come to us with an array of situations, from the search for sophisticated high technology expertise to the recruitment of seasonal workers.  We tailor our services to meet each client’s specific needs.  Specifically, our services include representation in connection with:

  • Applications for H1B and H2B employment;
  • H1B and H2B extensions and H1B transfers;
  • TN visa applications and extensions;
  • E-3 applications;
  • L-1 visas for inter-company transfers;
  • Applications for employer-based permanent residence and other employment-related immigration and non-immigrant matters;
  • Recruiting and hiring of foreign nationals;
  • Record keeping and performance issues; and
  • Termination procedures and practices.

Worldwide Reach

Tydings is a proud member of MERITAS, Law Firms Worldwide, a select international network of peer-reviewed and quality-monitored law firms that share a client-centered approach to law.  This affiliation extends our reach globally and helps us bridge the geographic, cultural, and linguistic differences encountered when assisting companies or individuals based abroad.  It also helps alleviate the logistical complexities of differing time zones, and allows us to assist clients in consular processing in more than 60 countries throughout the world.