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October 2014 Archives

How is overtime pay determined?

Employees in California are entitled to receive special overtime pay for any hours that they work beyond what is considered a normal workday or workweek. In California, a normal workday lasts for eight hours, and a normal workweek includes six working days and no more than 40 hours of work.

If I marry a U.S. citizen, can I apply for a marriage-based visa?

Each year in California, many foreign-born individuals wonder if they can apply for and receive a marriage-based visa before wedding a U.S. citizen. Marriage-based visas are available in many circumstances for people whose unions are legally valid.

Employment immigration represents a vital opportunity

Modern California businesses that want to bolster their work forces have many avenues for doing so. Within the field of employment immigration, for instance, a range of schedule types and classifications makes it possible to expand your talent pool beyond national borders and forge important international connections in the process. Like other forms of employment, however, these immigration-based workforce supplementation methods and allowances are guided by a host of state and federal laws.

Getting permission to work in California

One way to become a permanent resident in the United States is through an offer of employment. Either the person wishing to come to the country can petition for a green card based on a job offer, or the employer can petition for an employee's green card using Form I-140. Those who are currently living outside of the country can become permanent residents through consular processing.

Undocumented workers protected under California labor laws

California residents may not be aware that the state's labor laws protect undocumented immigrant workers. While the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that federal law prevents the National Labor Relations Board from reviewing cases involving these workers, employment immigration attorneys in California may pursue claims on their behalf for violations of state laws that regulate matters such as working conditions and pay.

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