Published on February 5, 2014
Common Legal Issues for H1’s and H4’s Chai and Chatting December 19, 2012
Introduction to H-1B Visas
Intro to Common Legal Issues Overview Legal Process—Advocacy System vs. Admin Immigration Family Issues Potential Criminal Civil Issues
U.S. Court System
IMPORTANT POINTS: 1. ADVOCACY SYSTEM!!! The other side is not on your side!! 2. Immigration, workplace issues, generally federal court 3. Civil, criminal issues, local courts 4. Administrative issues (licensing, etc), executive branch
Immigration Issues Status Checks (AR-11, drivers’ license) Wage and Hour problems Discrimination, hostile workplace Language “Cabin Fever” Child Jurisdiction
Family Issues Estate Planning -Will -Health Care Directive -Power of Attorney Taxes -Foreign Bank Holdings Divorce -Valid in U.S.? -Indian Assets -Children
Potential Criminal Issues Most Common Among H1’s -DWI -Domestic Violence -Shoplifting among women Impact on Immigration Status -CIMT -Employment -Future admission, citizenship - Padilla : Have a lawyer NMW! Domestic Violence -Order for Protection -Harassment Restraining Order -Assault Charge -U Visa
Civil Issues Personal Injury (car accidents, med mal) Small Claims Landlord/Tenant Business Formation-No!
IMPORTANT POINTS Do things in writing wherever possible. Track receipts Seek out resources (e.g. SEWA) There are many myths and misconceptions on the discussion boards: ASK a professionals! Legal costs are high AFTER the fact.
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