HR Benefits

Benefits are a form of compensation paid by employers to employees over and above the amount of pay specified as a base salary or hourly rate of pay. Benefits are a portion of a total compensation package for employees. Employee benefits are designed to provide security to you and your family, and to improve your quality of life. This is FindLaw's collection of HR Benefits articles, part of the Human Resources section of the Corporate Counsel Center. Law articles in this archive are predominantly written by lawyers for a professional audience seeking business solutions to legal issues. Start your free research with FindLaw.

HR Benefits Articles
    • Business Immigration to the United States
      Current U.S. immigration law allows people who have skills and talents needed in the United States to be admitted to the United States to work on a temporary or permanent basis. This paper provides a basic overview of the current employment-based ...

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    • Visas For Foreign Technical Workers
      Maryland has many computer, biotechnical and "high tech" oriented businesses, a number of which have trouble recruiting qualified technical professionals, in part because U.S. colleges do not produce enough graduates to meet demand. These businesses ...

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    • Frequently Asked Questions about Visas
      Q. What is the difference between a B-1 visa and a B-2 visa? A. A B-1 visa is issued to a visa applicant who is coming to the U.S. for business purposes (not for employment in the U.S.) such as a business meeting or conference, a trade show, to take ...

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    • Tips for United States Visas: Employment-Based
      EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISAS The Immigration and Nationality Act provides a yearly minimum of 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas which are divided into five preference categories. They may require a labor certification from the U.S. Department of ...

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    • Work Changes Require Health Choices
      Starting your very first job? Consider enrolling in your employer's health care plan. If your employer offers more than one option-an HMO plan, a preferred provider option, and a fee-for-service plan, for example-compare each to your needs and ...

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    • Employment Authorization
      Every employer must have proof that every employee is authorized to be employed in the United States at the time the employee is hired. This means that you must be able to provide documents to the employer proving your eligibility for employment ...

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    • TN Visas: Professionals Under NAFTA
      The category "Professionals Under the North American Free Trade Agreement" is available only to citizens of Mexico and Canada. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) a citizen of a NAFTA country may work in a professional occupation ...

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    • Employment Based Preferences for Permanent Residence
      Includes: Note: All three categories require an offer of employment and a labor certification. Category 3 is subject to a long waiting period ...

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    • Temporary Work Visas Explained
      There are primarily three broad categories, or classifications, under which foreign-born persons can be legally present in the United States: They may be U.S. citizens through naturalization or birth abroad to U.S. parents, permanent residents (or ...

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    • Congress Raises H-1B Cap
      The American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act (referred to as "AC21")), signed into law on October 17, 2000 raised the H-1B cap for FY2000 through FY2003 to 195,000 visas per year. At the same time, the special "H-1B training fee ...

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