For a free H-1B consultation with Attorney Van Wormer, please contact our office at (703) 244-6733 or contact@vanwormerlaw.com.

Monday, November 22, 2010

About the Blog, and the Attorney Author

Welcome to the Legal Rights for H-1B Visa Holders blog!

Our Blog:

At its core, this blog provides information to future, current, and past employee H-1B visa holders about their H-1B legal rights. Broken down, those areas include:

WAGES: The right to be paid the prevailing wage, and to avoid improper wage deductions.

BENEFITS: The right to receive the same health insurance and other benefits given to the employer's U.S. citizen employees.

WORK / NO BENCHING: The right to work under the job title and be given the responsibilities promised on your LCA (Labor Condition Application); and the right to avoid being "benched" by your employer.

PURSUING SETTLEMENT: The right to have the option of seeking a settlement with the under- or non-paying employer without filing any legal complaints.

PURSUING LEGAL COMPLAINTS: The right to pursue legal complaints against an under- or non-paying employer, regardless of your current location (inside or outside the U.S.), and regardless of your current job status (whether or not you are currently working with the employer who is causing you problems).

NO RETALIATION: The right to complain / seek to be paid / ask to receive fair treatment without having your employer fire you, threaten you, try to deport you, or to engage in other retaliatory behavior.

H-1B TRANSFER: The rights surrounding the transfer from one H-1B sponsoring employer to a new H-1B sponsoring employer.



The Author:

This blog is authored by Immigration/H-1B Rights Attorney Rachel H. Van Wormer from the law firm Van Wormer Law, LLC. She runs a full-service immigration law practice in Arlington, Virginia, where she also represents H-1B employees with legal claims involving unpaid wages, benching, or fraud. She is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the American Bar Association (ABA), and the Virginia Bar Association (VBA). She also serves as co-chairperson of the Immigration Law Forum of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

You can learn more about Attorney Van Wormer by visiting her law firm website, http://www.wdcimmigrationlawyer.com/. For a free H-1B consultation with Attorney Van Wormer, please contact our office at (703) 244-6733 or contact@vanwormerlaw.com.

Important Note: The information provided on this blog is of a general nature and may not apply to any particular set of facts or under all circumstances. It should not be construed as legal advice and does not constitute an engagement of Van Wormer Law or establish an attorney-client relationship. No attorney-client relationship exists until Van Wormer Law has completed a conflicts check and the prospective client signs a representation agreement.

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