On November 10, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security reached a settlement agreement that impacts employment authorization for individuals in H-4 or L-2 status. H-4 BENEFICIARIES: Employment Authorization and Those in H-4 Status The settlement agreement applies to an H-4 dependent spouse who: Properly filed an EAD renewal application before expiration of their current EAD;… [Read More]
USCIS announced a partnership with the Social Security Administration that will permit petitioners for lawful permanent resident status to apply for a Social Security number or replacement card as part of the Adjustment of Status application process. What You Need to Know: The partnership eliminates the need for green card petitioners to apply for a… [Read More]
Wahoo Fitness is a fitness technology company based in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in building the better athlete in all of us through the Eco system of indoor bike trainers, GPS bike computers, training app, cycling sensors & heart rate monitors designed to optimize training. FordMurray has worked with Wahoo Fitness since 2015, and has helped… [Read More]
Robert Morris University is a nationally ranked, doctoral-granting university located in Pittsburgh, PA. RMU was ranked in the US News and World Report Best Colleges in the United States, was ranked among the “Best in the Northeast” by the Princeton Review 2021 Best Colleges. FordMurray founding partner Russell Ford has worked as immigration counsel for RMU for more… [Read More]
HP Hood was founded in 1846, with the mission of providing fresh, safe, premium-quality milk to consumers. One of the most recognizable names in dairy, Hood also manufactures private label and co-manufactured goods. Hood continues to grow its reach in the dairy industry and beyond, tripling its revenue to nearly $3B since 2004. The story… [Read More]
As of August 1st, we will move to new offices located at: 48 Free Street, Suite 300 Portland, ME 04101 FordMurray’s new offices will more than double its current footprint, featuring a conference room for in-person consultations and providing offices for each of the firm’s five attorneys and four legal analysts, with room to continue… [Read More]
In our I-9 Bootcamp Series, FordMurray Founding Partner Russell Ford examines how to complete Form I-9 in complex hiring scenarios. A reminder – employers should never ask for specific forms while verifying employment eligibility, but in this video, employers will see the forms most likely used by noncitizens on F-1 status, hired for Occupational Practical… [Read More]
What documentation does a university need to hold on to during the special handling process? What kind of evidence do they have to have? What might the government request during this special handling filing? Get the answers to all of these questions and more in this short video by FordMurray founding partner Russell Ford.
What is the 18-month window for special handling, and how does it impact prevailing wage determination and labor certification? Attorney Russell Ford explains how to navigate the 18-month special handling window in the short video.
Higher education employers have two unique avenues for green card sponsorship of university or college faculty – the EB-1B (extraordinary ability) petition, and special handling PERM processing. Which is the best option? How should HR leaders and in-house counsel decide? Learn more in this short video by Attorney Russell Ford.