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FordMurray in the News

ASSHRA features Attorney Michael Murray

The American Society of Healthcare Human Resource Administration featured FordMurray founder Michael Murray in their Fall 2018 magazine HR Pulse. In his article, Michael talks about HR compliance challenges and provides solutions for hospitals who hope to hire foreign born physicians. Read the article here.

The Special Case of the Dreamers

FordMurray Founder Michael J. Murray was featured in the Portland Press Herald with an editorial outlining compelling reasons to bring “Dreamers” fully into the American fold. Read the article here.

Mainebiz Publishes Russell Ford’s Tips on Preparing for an I-9 Audit

For employers and human resources professionals, the employment eligibility verification process can be a daunting one. If unorganized, the process becomes all the more difficult. In this piece published by Mainebiz, Attorney Russell Ford shares his tips to help you get ready for an I-9 compliance audit. Read the article here.

SHRM Publishes Russell Ford’s I-9 Compliance Audit Tips

Companies need to stay on top of I-9 compliance, especially after the recent release of a new version of the form in an atmosphere of increased enforcement. In fact, did you know that it is good practice to regular I-9 compliance audits biannually? In this piece published by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Attorney Russell Ford shares his tips to help you prepare for an I-9 compliance audit. Read the full article here.

Russell Ford discusses options for those not selected for an H-1B visa in article published by SHRM

The H-1B visa cap deadline to hire skilled foreign workers has come and gone for fiscal year 2018. While the H-1B visa is incredibly popular, navigating the program requirements is stressful and the lottery can be unkind. In this article for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Russell Ford explains additional options for those who were not selected for an H-1B visa in this year’s lottery. Read the full article here.

FordMurray Discusses Visa Delays, Healthcare Impact with MaineBiz

As of April 3, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services suspended so-called premium processing for all petitions for H-1B. Mainebiz spoke with the FordMurray team to better understand how visa delays impact the business climate – particularly rural hospitals. Read the article here.

Sara Fleming Explains H-2B Visa Changes on NECN

In our home state of Maine, spring is hiring season. Attorney Sara Fleming spoke with NECN about a change to the H-2B visa program. In the past, the federal government allowed 66,000 H-2B visas and returning workers were not counted toward that number – now they are. Watch the video to learn more about the impact of worker shortage on the tourism industry.

SHRM asks FordMurray to comment on Trump’s immigration policies and hiring

The national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) asked FordMurray’s Russell Ford to provide his opinion on how President Trump’s immigration plans will impact hiring strategies. “Because of the Trump administration’s efforts to restrict people coming to the U.S., business travel has been impacted. Some firms are unwilling to send certain employees abroad for conferences or short-term assignments because of the fear that they—and perhaps their families—will not be able to return. “They’re doing meetings by Skype or sending someone else in their place,” Ford said.” Read the full article by clicking here.

Forbes Publishes Guest Column on Addressing STEM Shortage

The 2016 presidential campaign kept immigration at the forefront of discussion, with President Trump making the issue a centerpiece of his campaign. As a result the American public is ready for a real debate, and real reform. There is a false notion that any job that goes to a foreign national is taken away from a U.S. Citizen. This is dangerously wrong. FordMurray co-founder Michael Murray discusses his views on immigration reform in this Forbes article.

Michael Murray Published by New Hampshire Business Review

For New Hampshire health care employers in medically underserved areas, there is a resource for hiring doctors: The Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver program. In this New Hampshire Business Review article, attorney Michael Murray explains how New Hampshire health care facilities can use the program to address the state’s physician shortage.

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FordMurray Attorney Michael Murray Featured in Portland Press Herald’s Maine Voices

FordMurray Attorney Michael Murray was recently featured in the Portland Press Herald’s Maine Voices section. In the piece Michael offers his opinion on what path the Trump administration should follow with regards to immigration policy.

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FordMurray Law Featured in MaineBiz

Founding partners Michael Murray and Russell Ford were featured in MaineBiz. Michael and Russell were interviewed in a complementary article to a larger piece on the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP). ILAP is a Maine based organization that helps immigrants seeking asylum in the United States.

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FordMurray Interviewed for Feature on Boutique Law Firms

FordMurray was featured in the cover story of the November print edition of MaineBiz, which discusses startup and boutique law firms in Maine. Learn more about our business philosophy and other dynamic law firms making an impact in Maine and beyond.

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