Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and the Global Law Experts Awards 2019 as “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services”. It connects people with companies and opportunities that expand their lives.
Other contributions from this contributor
- Dear Sophie, what is the best option for international founders to expand in the United States?
- Dear Sophie, can I still get a green card given COVID-19, layoffs, and recent H-1B changes?
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"Your questions are critical to disseminating knowledge that enables people around the world to rise across borders and make their dreams come true," said Sophie Alcorn, an immigration lawyer in Silicon Valley. "Whether you're in People Ops, as a founder, or looking for a job in Silicon Valley, I'd like to answer your questions in my next column."
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Fallout from COVID-19 forces our startup to downsize. What legal requirements do we have to take into account when we lay off employees born abroad or reduce their working hours?
– HR manager in San Mateo
Dear HR Manager:
Thanks for your question; Many people go through the same thing. Note that the termination of an employee sponsored by your company for a visa or green card can affect future hiring.