Some companies wish to hire international employees due to necessity, while others seek to improve or expand their company. No matter the reason, there are numerous benefits to utilizing an international workforce, and though the process of hiring foreign workers is not without its challenges, most employers find that it is well worth their time and… [Read More]
For the first time in years – if not decades – colleges, universities and graduate programs in the United States are facing a decline in enrollment of foreign students. This month, CNN reported F-1 visas issued to foreign students decreased nearly 20 percent in the year that ended September 20, 2017. The Wall Street Journal… [Read More]
On Friday, March 9, FordMurray attorneys Russell Ford and Sara Fleming presented at the University of New Hampshire. In a presentation targeted to foreign born faculty and students, Sara and Russell delved into changes to immigration law and policy, discussing the implications for residents with work or student visas. With about 30 attendees present, we… [Read More]
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.
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),… [Read More]
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… [Read More]