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Nicolas Watkins, Shareholder GrayRobinson, Miami (Photo: Courtesy Photo) Nicolas Watkins, shareholder GrayRobinson, Miami (Photo: Courtesy Photo)

Hiring employees is no fun when you consider the costs (Social Security contributions, unemployment taxes, health insurance, 401(k) benefits) and the issues that might arise during the course of the employment relationship (potential liability for accidents occurring on the job, sexual discrimination claims, termination issues). Hiring a foreign worker can be even more difficult when you consider that one of the first steps in the hiring process is to ensure that the foreign national has an appropriate work visa. However, if you plan properly, the work authorization and on-boarding processes, even when hiring a foreign employee, can be as smooth as they will be for a U.S. worker.

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