Common Problems Foreign Employees Have with Government Agencies

95322156-attorney-clients-shacking-hands-deal-contract-negotiations-300x200In many companies, government agencies are a big part of their work processes as they work to ensure that their business operations follow the law. However, foreign employees often need help with government agencies due to language barriers, unfamiliarity with local laws, and cultural differences. This can lead to frustration and delays, which negatively impact the business. Addressing these issues is essential to ensure a smooth operation and avoid legal problems. Foreign employees encounter some common issues when dealing with government agencies, and organizations can help make everything easier for their hardworking associates.

Language Barrier

This is the most common challenge. Language barriers are common when foreign employees deal with government agencies. Employees may need to be more fluent in the language used in the country where they work. This can lead to miscommunication that results in incorrect information or delays. Companies can address this issue by providing language training or hiring a language interpreter to assist employees when communicating with government agencies. Such assistance ensures that employees get accurate information and avoid unnecessary delays.


Cultural Differences

Cultural differences can also pose a challenge when foreign employees deal with government agencies. For example, in some countries, it is common to have lengthy formalities when dealing with government agencies, while in others, the process is more informal. Employees unfamiliar with this can be unclear on how to proceed, leading to delays and frustration. Companies can address this by providing cultural training to their foreign employees to help them understand local customs and how to navigate government processes. This will enable employees to understand the norms and expectations in the country and be more comfortable when dealing with government agencies.


Unfamiliarity with Local Laws

Another common problem for foreign employees is unintentional ignorance of local laws. Different countries have unique rules and regulations, and employees may not be familiar with the American legal system. For example, a foreign employee may not know how to fill out the correct form or understand the legal jargon Americans know.


Poor Documentation

Government agencies thrive on documentation. Sometimes, foreign employees lack the proper information government agencies require. This can be due to various factors, such as missing information from their home country or insufficient knowledge of the specific requirements of a particular government agency. This causes delays and legal problems for businesses.

Group legal plans are an excellent way to help foreign employees deal with local government agencies. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services have a group legal plan benefit that includes advice on how to work with the government.


A Network of Experienced Lawyers

Countrywide has a nationwide network of attorneys who provide superior service to group legal plan members. There is a Countrywide attorney in the community for every client we have. These professionals are there to advise on government matters.

Listening carefully to the difficulties a foreign employee is experiencing is essential. Our attorneys listen before they act. They ensure they understand the issue and then provide advice that solves any problem. The empathy and emotional intelligence our lawyers exhibit are just some of the many services our pre-paid legal services benefit offers two employees. There is more.

We let clients design their group legal plan. We have several pre-paid legal services, such as advice on government matters and assistance with consumer protection, and management can choose which services will be part of their group legal plan. We offer excellent member services and streamlined administration. Our pre-paid legal services help employees deal with common legal issues. We are proud of the fantastic reviews we have received from our clients.

Foreign employees appreciate any help they get in dealing with the government. Countrywide provides the best assistance. If you are interested in what we can do, please contact us at your convenience. We would welcome an opportunity to explain ourselves to you.