The roles of an immigration lawyer

Shawn Lay/ October 26, 2016/ Uncategorized/

Immigration lawyer assists people who are interested to live in one country and have problems with immigrations or has some difficulties with all the information.

The following are the roles of an immigration lawyer:

As a provider of service to the business

The lawyers who provide essential services are the immigration lawyers. In most of cases, business people use immigration attorneys on a regular basis. There are various kinds of immigration lawyers who help the clients with high-quality services. The lawyers who help the non-residents obtain visas for work purposes are the employment immigration lawyers, and these visas have limited.

A person with a work visa can accompany his/her children and spouse into the country, and every year thousands of employment visas are issued in the country.

There are various kinds of visas, and for any particular situation, the lawyers are always there to guide the clients regarding which kind of visa they require.

Acts as a mediator


The roles of the immigration lawyers are always unique, and they act as the mediators between the immigration authorities and the clients. They do not handle any kinds of civil disputes as the other lawyers in the United States do.

As a provider of visa

Rodriguez Law – Immigration Law Offices can provide assistance to the people who want to proceed for a visa or a green card or to submit an application for any immigration document.

As a case solver

Situations may be serious when the applicant is convicted of a crime, and in such cases, the immigration lawyers play a key role. The entire criminal record of the applicant must be disclosed in front of the immigration lawyers.

As a guide

Prevent you from making the mistakes – Immigration and Visa is not completed with just filling one odd form. There are several things that you need to look around, including the rules and regulations. If you are not updated with the rules and regulations, there are problems that can come up.


You start dealing with those problems out rightly, and the situation becomes too critical altogether. The Immigration lawyer is your genie. He or she will update you on the rules and regulations and guide your way through. As a result, you are less likely to make the mistakes

As a mentor

Acts as your mentor – The lawyer apart from doing the job, for which he or she is qualified, can also act as your mentor. You can get advice, and follow ups on your specific concerns. You can also talk to him or her as you talk to your friend. All information related to Immigration can be relayed directly to you, and this information is of great help to you in the later stage.…

Top Five Questions About Overtime

Jesse Landeros/ March 22, 2016/ Employment Law/

Overtime, straight time and another compensation for entering trainee programs is often an area of litigation. Training is often an area of litigation where overtime claims are filed to demand not only payment for overtime but for a straight time when wages are not paid because the rules are often misinterpreted. There are several questions that arise when it comes to overtime.

Lets have a look at the top five questions about overtime

What is overtime?

rdfcxcgvhbOvertime is the time you work over and above your contracted hours. For example, if you are contracted to work 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday (45 hours), and you stay late to cover for someone who hasn’t arrived for their shift or to get a project finished, this extra time working is classed as overtime.

Some may wonder overtime legal?

Oh! Yes, overtime is legal, and a lot of us do it. However, there are rules regarding how much overtime you can do. Legally, you should not work more than a certain number of hours in a week. If your overtime means you are working more than these hours a week, then it could be illegal. There is a way around this, a written agreement signed by both the employer and employee; if you and your employer sign a contract saying you are happy to work with a certain number of hours a week, then this is legal.

Does overtime always have to be paid?

Each employer has their policy regarding pay for overtime; you should check your contract or your employer’s terms of business to find out yours.

What is unpaid overtime?

Unpaid overtime is the overtime that you work but do not get paid for. You are effectively working for free when you do unpaid overtime. Unpaid overtime is perfectly legal as long as your average pay for the total hours you work does not fall below the national minimum wage. If you end up doing so many hours that your average wage drops below minimum wage, then the amount of overtime you are doing becomes illegal.

Is it possible to be made to do overtime?

rdfcvdfbYou can be asked to do overtime, paid or unpaid. You should refer to your contract if you are unsure what your employer can or cannot ‘make’ you do. Each employer has different policies, and you may have already agreed, by signing the contract, to do overtime if asked. In that situation, refusing to do so could be seen as a breach of contract or misconduct. However, if your contract is silent on overtime and you are asked to do some and refuse, you should not be sacked, especially if what is being asked is unreasonable.…

Steps To Making Secure Estate Plans 

Jesse Landeros/ February 12, 2016/ Will/


For those with significant assets, planning for what will happen to your estate and family after you’re gone is imperative to avoid heavy taxes and to protect future generations. But even those with a more modest net worth have substantial reason to make sure their estate plans are solid and strong. Legally binding estate plans allow you to determine exactly how your property should be distributed, reduce the odds of family discord, ensure that your minor children are cared for, and avoid unnecessary and lengthy court proceedings. A solid plan is simply the map you leave behind for your family to go on without you.

Here are Steps to making secure estate plans

Create a valid will

rfgvsdhbIt’s a harsh reality, but most of us know that having a will is necessary. You need the will to make sure that the heirs you’ve chosen will receive the assets you specifically want to leave them. If you don’t create a valid will before you die, your property distributed according to state laws of intestacy. In the majority of states, that means your children and spouse will split all of your assets and your legacy if you wanted a friend to receive them instead.

Set up a living trust

Another way to establish secure estate plans is to set up a living trust. If your property held in a living trust, your heirs will be able to skip the expensive and time-consuming process in probate court.

Establish health care instructions

It’s also imperative to consider your personal health care wishes. Having instructions set up for your care is important if you’re incapacitated and unable to make your medical decisions. Establishing a medical directive such as a living will and medical power of attorney gives the authority to make decisions on your behalf

Designate financial power of attorney

For your finances, consider designating a durable power of attorney which will give someone you trust the authority to take control of your property and finances if you are unable. This person will handle all of your finances and is typically called an attorney-in-fact or an agent.

Name a personal guardian for minors

You should also name a trusted adult to manage any property or money that any of your minor children receive from you. This same person is typically also the personal guardian you designate for your kids in your will.

Settle funeral expenses

ftgvcdfhbnLastly, you can save your loved ones additional stress if you make your wishes official as far as whether you prefer cremation or burial. You can also set up a funeral prepayment plan or account at your bank that will cover any funeral expense…