FordMurray Releases Updated Higher Education Employer’s Guide for 2023

FordMurray has recently updated their comprehensive Immigration Guide for Institutions of Higher Education for 2023. This guide can help assist higher education institutions in navigating the process of hiring foreign faculty and staff. This updated 56-page Guide, a companion resource to our SEVP Certification and Compliance Guide, presents a holistic overview of visa and green… [Read More]

FordMurray Releases 2022 H-1B Employers Guide

FordMurray has released an updated H-1B Employers Guide in time for the upcoming cap registration period. This Guide was developed to provide Human Resource Leaders, Technical Recruiters, In-House Counsel, and Hiring Managers with the necessary tools for understanding this specific visa category, the process, and strategies for when and how to use this visa in… [Read More]

FY2023 H-1B Alternatives

The H-1B Registration period ended on March 18th and the H-1B Lottery Selection period has begun. Currently, we are seeing about a 27% selection rate among all filers. This suggests one of two things: (1) either the number of applicants is up for this fiscal year; or (2) USCIS is only partially into the selection… [Read More]

H-1B Video: Should Employers Enter a Sponsorship Agreement with H-1B Petitioner?

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]

H-1B Video: When Should Employers Add Multiple Sites to an H-1B Petition

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]

What are Employer Obligations in the H-1B Process?

The H-1B is perhaps the most well-known work visa and a cornerstone of business immigration for public and private companies large and small, institutions of higher education, school systems, and hospitals/healthcare facilities. This dual-intent, nonimmigrant visa allows employers to bring professional employees to the US, and also has a clearly defined path for the applicant… [Read More]

What to Expect from the FY 2022 H-1B Lottery

UPDATE 2/17/2021 United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) indicated it will open H-1B registration for FY2021 on March 9, 2021. The window will close March 25, 2021. During the registration period, petitioners can electronically file petitioner and beneficiary information through the electronic registration process. On February 5, USCIS shared the following guidance on this… [Read More]