The Strong Argument for H-2B Relief

A recent editorial in the Portland Press Herald lays out compelling reasons to increase the availability of H-2B visas. The H-2B visa program is especially useful to hospitality and agriculture employers who depend on seasonal workers. As the only viable option for seasonal workers and “non-professional” positions, employers that are shut out from the H-2B… [Read More]

The Impacts of Premium Processing for H-1B Extensions and Portability

On August 28, 2018, the USCIS announced that an April suspension of premium processing for Cap-subject H-1B petitions would continue and would be expanded as of September 11, 2018, to other H-1B petitions, most notably, H-1B extensions and H-1B “change of employer”. The suspension of H-1B premium processing for these types of H-1B petitions is expected to last until… [Read More]

Top 5 Tips for Year-End Immigration Planning

With the change from summer to fall, we approach the end of 2018 – when many companies are planning their recruitment and retention strategies for foreign employees. In today’s immigration landscape, it’s important to know how to proactively plan for your business goals, so we have compiled our Top 5 Tips for Year-End Immigration Planning:… [Read More]

HR Pulse Magazine Features Attorney Michael Murray

FordMurray founding partner Michael Murray is featured in the Fall 2018 edition of HR Pulse – the quarterly newsletter from the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASSHRA). In his article “Hiring Foreign Workers and HR Compliance During the Trump Administration,” Michael discusses challenges and solutions for Human Resource professionals who hope to hire… [Read More]

Applying for a K-1 Visa? 3 Things to Learn from TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé

NOTE: FORDMURRAY IS AN IMMIGRATION LAW FIRM. WE DO NOT HAVE ANY CONNECTION WITH TLC’S “90 Day Fiancé.” TO FIND OUT HOW TO APPLY FOR ” 90 Day Fiancé,” click here. To learn more about lessons you can learn about the application process from the show, please keep reading. While FordMurray doesn’t assist in casting… [Read More]

Senior Counsel Aga Asbury Named to Maine Women’s Fund Board of Directors

FordMurray congratulates senior counsel Aga Asbury on her recent appointment to the Maine Women’s Fund Board of Directors. The Maine Women’s Fund is a nonprofit organization devoted to transforming the lives of women and girls in Maine through grantmaking, community engagement and support of other nonprofits. Aga has volunteered with the Maine Women’s Fund since… [Read More]