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Do You Need Agricultural Workers for Temporary Work?

If you have agricultural work that is temporary or seasonal in nature and you cannot find sufficient workers in the US, you may be able to file an H-2A visa application for foreign agricultural workers. H-2A attorney will be able to review your needs and determine if you qualify to apply for this type of non-immigrant visa.

How to Apply for an H-2A Visa

H-2A visa applications are filed by the employer, not the beneficiaries, and free housing must be offered for workers who are not close enough to travel home each day. A labor certification must be filed with the department of labor and the need for the workers may not exceed one year. This is a complex visa dealing with several departments of the government, contacting an attorney is a good idea for help.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney’s experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it’s possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit – A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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