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.
Colleges and universities can use PERM Special Handling to sponsor noncitizen teaching faculty. Learn what makes Special Handling different, and what you need to know to start the Special Handling process in this short video by Attorney Russell Ford.
Employers often ask if they are responsible for all the fees associated with an H-1B petition. The short answer is: yes, but it’s not that simple. Learn more in this video by FordMurray founding partner Russell Ford, part of our video series exploring frequently asked questions during the H-1B process. Questions? Employers can request a… [Read More]
In our H-1B Video series, FordMurray founding partner Russell Ford answers questions commonly asked by employers during the H-1B petition process. One recurring question is whether employers can enter a sponsorship agreement to protect the employer’s investment. Russell explores options for employers and the semantic reality of sponsorship agreements in this short video. Questions? Employers… [Read More]
Including multiple worksites in the initial H-1B petition can provide flexibility for employers and H-1B employees, and can save thousands of dollars in refiling fees for amended petitions. Many employers who would have never considered multiple locations should look at whether work from home policies during the COVID era impact their policies. FordMurray founding partner… [Read More]
The FY 2022 H-1B Cap Lottery is open through March 25 at noon EST. FordMurray founding partner Russell Ford outlines what you need to know about the electronic registration process, and special considerations for this year. This video is part of a series dedicated to answering employers’ questions on the H-1B process. Questions? Employers can… [Read More]
USCIS will no longer use the Trump Administration’s 2019 Public Charge Rule for adjudication of permanent resident “green card” petitions. The announcement abolishes Form I-944, Declaration of Self Sufficiency, and should result in streamlined petitions, lower fees, and faster adjudication. On March 9, the Justice Department said it would no longer defend lawsuits against the… [Read More]
In a flurry of activity before leaving office January 20, the Trump Administration implemented or extended changes to U.S. immigration policy that will likely be overturned by the incoming administration of President Joe Biden. Department of Labor Prevailing Wage Rule The Department of Labor reissued a Wage Level Rule that will increase the minimum wage… [Read More]