Esmaeilpour Discusses Immigration Law Challenges for Farmers in Arkansas Food & Farm

Esmaeilpour Discusses Immigration Law Challenges for Farmers in Arkansas Food & Farm

Wright Lindsey Jennings labor and employment attorney Neemah Esmaeilpour offers insight into the challenging process of securing temporary work visas for foreign workers in the most recent issue of Arkansas Food & Farm. While many farmers rely on the complex H-2A visa program to secure additional workers, the route is often difficult to navigate without legal assistance.

“The attorney becomes a layer of protection between the farmer and the government,” Esmaeilpour says. “One thing out of place during this process can mean not being approved or even being fined.”

To read the complete article, click here. The article is located on page 21. Arkansas Food & Farm is a publication produced by Arkansas Times in partnership with the Arkansas Agriculture Department and Arkansas Grown.

Esmaeilpour is a member of WLJ’s labor and employment team, representing employers and professionals in a variety of employment matters, including employment-based immigration. His other areas of practice include discrimination (Title VII, ADEA, ADA, ACRA), minimum wage and overtime (FLSA, AMWA), employee leave (FMLA), employment contracts, severance agreements, covenants not to compete, unemployment claims and EEOC/DOL investigations.