Inc.com recently featured Thompson attorney, Elizaveta (Lisa) Eisenberg, in an article about the options available for foreign workers to start businesses following layoffs. Lisa discussed the options available for those in this predicament whose stay in the U.S. is contingent on employment they no longer have.
Lisa says the best option is for the individual to see if their former employer will agree to keep them on part-time. Then they can petition for an extension to their existing H-1B visa. If that doesn’t work, she says another common option is to transition to a tourist visa.
Lisa focuses her practice on tech startups hiring foreign specialists and entrepreneurs who seek to enter the U.S. market.