Top Five Tips for OPT and CPT Employers

As summer approaches, new graduates are entering the workforce, and college students are seeking to supplement their education with internships and summer employment. This article provides our top tips for employers hiring a new graduate or summer intern who is a noncitizen on Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Curricular Practical Training (CPT) status. OPT and… [Read More]

H-1B Pro Tip – You Should Register an Employee for H-1B Lottery even if they Have Time Left on F-1 EAD

F-1 OPT provides a valuable on-ramp for employers who use the H-1B visa to fill specialty occupations in their company. Upon graduation from a U.S. college or university, foreign students on an F-1 visa can receive OPT work authorization for 12 months – with a potential for a 24-month extension for STEM occupations with 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]

Looking Ahead: How a Biden Presidency Could Impact Start-Ups and the Innovation Economy

President-Elect Joe Biden will inherit an immigration landscape that has changed dramatically in the four years of the Trump Administration. Under its “Buy American, Hire American” directive, the Trump Administration changed the way federal immigration laws are interpreted and enforced, leading to increased scrutiny of every conceivable aspect of legal immigration, from obtaining U.S. citizenship… [Read More]

Profiles in Immigration – Robust Recruitment and Retention Foster Innovation at Global Engineering Firm

“Learn and Teach.” That simple philosophy is one of the tenets of Structural Group, Inc.’s company culture and can be found throughout the organization. The philosophy, along with a company culture that values teamwork, engagement and innovation, has helped Structural Group become a leading provider of specialty construction and repair and maintenance services. Hiring Practices… [Read More]