Ronald Shapiro

900 Skokie Boulevard Suite 240
Northbrook, IL 60062, United States

  • 847.564.0712
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Why Your Company Should Consider Hiring Foreign IT Workers

Many employers look overseas to fill their employment needs. As we recently reported, hiring highly-skilled foreign nationals – particularly for IT jobs – can boost productivity and increase wages for the entire workforce. There…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

How Highly Skilled Foreign Workers Boost Productivity and Wages

An employer’s human resources goals are generally quite simple: attract the best employees to get the job done. But attracting the right employee for the job can sometimes prove to be a more difficult task than expected. This is…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

What Happens If H-1B Worker Changes Work Location?

The H-1B visa is one of the most sought after work visas in the country. Employees sponsored to work in the U.S. on an H-1B work visa are allowed to work in the U.S. for a maximum of six years, but the term can be extended under…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Work Visa Options for Small Businesses and Start-Up Companies

Small businesses and start-up companies make up a large portion of corporate America, with unique hiring and HR needs. In some cases, as a small business or a start-up company looks to expand, it will consider hiring foreign…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Beware of Scam Targeting H-1B Applicants

Visa applicants are often the subject of scams and other fraudulent activity and the immigration lawyers at Shapiro Law Group have become aware of a new scam targeting H1-B visa applicants that arose over the summer. According…more
| Immigration Law

What Employers Need to Know if Laying Off Foreign National Employees

In today’s tenuous economic climate – and any time, for that matter – lay-offs are, unfortunately, an unavoidable part of business operations. As we reported last month, lay-offs are particularly stressful and challenging…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

September 2014 Visa Bulletin Sees More Forward Progress for EB-2 Applicants from India

The Department of State has released its September 2014 Visa Bulletin. Each monthly visa bulletin provides the priority cutoff dates for specific countries in order to regulate the flow of visa applications…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Free Trade Agreement Visa Options

The United States has free trade agreements with a number of countries around the world. Many of these agreements create programs to create additional immigration options for foreign nationals from those countries. For instance,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

Penalties for Hiring Undocumented Workers

Employers have several obligations when it comes to verification of employment immigration status. Under federal immigration laws, an employer is required to verify the employment eligibility of all of its employees; the failure…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

What Happens to Immigration Status if Employee Is Laid Off?

Lay-offs are, unfortunately, a relatively common business necessity, particularly in tough economic times like those we have seen in recent years. Lay-offs are stressful and challenging for any employee, but a lay-off can be…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

How Can I Bring My Family to the U.S. If I Have a Temporary Work Visa?

When a foreign national comes into the U.S. under a temporary work visa, the individual often wants to bring his or her family into the U.S. as well. Depending on the work visa obtained, the duration of the stay, and the…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Importance of Hiring a Lawyer in the Immigration Process

When a foreign national wishes to come into the United States – whether for school, to work, or with family – certain immigration documents must be obtained. Depending on your reason for coming to the U.S., the duration of your…more
| Immigration Law

How to Change Status from Temporary Work Visa to Employment Green Card

Foreign nationals often come into the U.S. under a work visa anticipating that their stay will be temporary. After working in the U.S. for a period of time, however, the individual may wish to make his or her immigration status…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

What Employers Need to Know About I-9 Audits

With the government enforcing I-9 compliance with increased vigilance, it is more important than ever for employers to understand the I-9 requirements and be prepared for an I-9 audit in the event that one…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

July 2014 Visa Bulletin Shows Significant Movement for India EB-2 Visas

The Department of State has released its July 2014 Visa Bulletin. Each monthly visa bulletin provides the priority cutoff dates for specific countries in order to regulate the flow of visa applications. Foreign nationals are…more
| Immigration Law
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