Open image in new window Complementary Roles of the H-1B Employee, Sponsor, and Attorney
The prospective H-1B employee and her sponsoring employer have complementary roles in the H-1B process, and it behooves both parties to cooperate knowledgeably and harmoniously to effect their shared goal of enabling the candidate to accept the proposed employment. The attorney is primarily the liaison and facilitator in the employer’s interactions with US Citizenship and Immigration Services. But because of the closely coupled interests of the employee and employer in this project, the attorney generally represents the employee as well as the employer, within stipulated limits. The interlocking roles of these three actors are described in turn in this chapter.