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Immigrants and workplace accidents

Regarding employment immigration, multiple challenges may arise and employment immigrants could have to work through a number of issues, from finding a job to obtaining a visa. Unfortunately, some people face hardships even after they have relocated to the U.S., such as a workplace accident. At Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, our Miami law firm knows how difficult these issues can be for those who have moved to Florida from another country for work.

What are some temporary work visas?

When it comes to work visas, there are an array of options that are available for people employed in diverse fields. Sometimes, people move to the U.S. for work permanently, while others will only work in the country on a short-term basis. If you are thinking about taking a temporary job or working for a short while in Miami, Florida, or any other U.S. city, you should be aware of which visa you will have to apply for.

Are immigrant workers more likely to lose their lives?

For people who are employed in a variety of fields, the workplace can be a dangerous place. Whether you work in an office, on a construction site or in any other environment, there may be a multitude of hazards that you have to keep an eye out for. In Miami, Florida, the workplace can be especially dangerous for immigrant workers, some of whom find themselves working in dangerous occupations. While immigrants have all sorts of stressors to work through, such as paperwork and immigration-related challenges, they may also face an especially high risk of fatal work accidents.

How common is national origin discrimination?

On this blog, some of the different challenges that employment immigrants may face have been covered in detail, including discrimination based upon a worker’s national origin. Unfortunately, some people who immigrate to the U.S. for employment purposes may experience discrimination based on their national origin in Miami-Dade. Whether you are already working in Florida or expect to relocate in the near future, you should understand how widespread this type of discrimination really is.

What is the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section?

Regrettably, people who relocate to the U.S. for work purposes, or any reason for that matter, may experience an array of hurdles, including discrimination. If you believe that your rights may have been violated in the workplace, it is crucial to address your circumstances immediately. In Miami, Florida, and other American cities, some immigrants are not aware of their rights or do not know if they should try to hold their employer accountable for illegal activity. As a result, it is essential to understand how laws, such as the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section, protect workers.

A closer look at discrimination over national origin

In the private and public sector, employees experience an assortment of unfair and sometimes illegal problems, such as wrongful termination, denied wages, etc. Unfortunately, discrimination remains widespread in Miami-Dade, Florida, and affects workers in many ways. Sometimes, employees are unlawfully discriminated against as a result of their national origin.

Limit reached on H-1B applications

For those who are thinking about moving to the U.S., there may be a number of paths to immigration. Some people immigrate through marriage, while others move to the country through employment. In Miami-Dade, and other parts of the state of Florida, H-1B visas may be an option for some immigrants. Unfortunately, successfully applying for one of these visas can be complicated for various reasons. In addition to the application process and different requirements, openings fill up quick.

H-1B applicants can soon apply for fiscal year 2018

Prospective immigrants have many tasks at hand if they are moving to the U.S. for work. Even after they have secured an employer and comprehensively developed an idea of where they wish to live, they may have stress and uncertainty related to the H-1B visa application process. In Mami-Dade, Florida, and the rest of the country, the process can change from time to time, making things even more complicated for applicants.

Handling workplace injuries as an immigrant

If you have moved to the United States to pursue your career, it is essential to understand your rights. Whether you have an H1-B visa, or any type work permit, you should make sure that your employer treats you fairly. At Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, our Florida law firm is no stranger to the job-related complications that immigrants may face in Miami, and throughout the whole state. For example, you may sustain an injury while working, which could leave you unsure of what to do next.

Identifying unlawful national origin discrimination

Under federal law, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against employees based on their national origin, according to the United States Department of Justice. Unfortunately, national origin discrimination occurs too often in Miami, and elsewhere in this U.S. Sometimes, those who have immigrated to the U.S. and their family members suffer in numerous ways after experiencing discrimination, whether they struggle with financial burdens brought on by the loss of a job or emotional issues such as depression and anxiety.

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