What is a Green Card?

How can you obtain a Green Card according to US immigration laws? A Green Card is an unofficial name for the permit allowing immigrants to permanently live and work in the United States of America. The official name is “Lawful Permanent Resident Card”. A permanent resident is someone who has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. You can become a permanent Read More

How to attract the right candidates and retain them. Foreign talent may be the answer.

Recruiting top-quality talent isn’t an easy task. It involves a lot more than simply posting a job description and waiting for the applications to roll in. Your inbox may immediately be flooded with submissions. However, finding a candidate who has the right skills and expertise and is also a great cultural fit for your company? That’s hard. So why not expand the candidate pool outside your city, state or even Read More

Things to know if you already have an H-2A program in place.

Compliance with US immigration laws is vital to your company’s success. The H-2A program allows farmers who employ individuals in the United States to hire foreign employees to fill temporary labor jobs, according to US immigration laws. If you already have an H-2A program in place, it is important that you are aware of some rules to follow while your workers are in the US. Employers of H-2A workers must Read More

What’s the H-2A Program? How can it help farmers get legal affordable labor?

Can I get legal labor and still abide by US immigration laws? The H-2A program allows farmers who employ individuals in the United States to hire foreign employees to fill temporary labor jobs, according to US immigration laws. For the position to qualify with H-2A workers, the employer must: Provide a job that is temporary or seasonal. Demonstrate that there are not enough workers in the United States who Read More

Types of U.S. Work Visas

Permanent and temporary U.S. work visa options. Many foreign nationals want to work in the United States, and many companies in the US are seeking to grow their pool of talent.  This is a list of the most frequently obtained work visas in order to help point readers in the right direction as to which visa, they or their workers may qualify Read More

Are you illegally hiring legal labor?

I-9 Free webinar. If you are an H-2A employer, learn how to be compliant with government requirements and audits- Verify the identity and employment authorization of your team! If you missed our live webinar you can review it here. If you have any additional questions contact us at info@ffbfirm.com or call (770) 422 4241 Read More

Farm Workforce Modernization Act

Background On October 30, 2019, Congresswoman Lofgren (D. CA), introduced H.R. 4916, also known as the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (The Bill). The Bill is being touted as a desperately needed bill that reforms the H-2A Visa Program. While there are good aspects to The Bill, the reality is it would have catastrophic consequences to the livestock industry and would either . (1) put thousands of U.S. workers Read More

Cost of retaining talent

Escalating competition for workers and a shrinking talent pool are coming together, giving employees the advantage in the job market and costing employers thousands of dollars per employee in turnover. Employee Benefit News (EBN) reports that it costs employers 33% of a worker's annual salary to hire a replacement if that worker leaves. In dollar figures, the replacement cost is $15,000 per person for an Read More

DACA Program – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program was created in 2012 through Executive Order, by President Obama to protect certain individuals from deportation and give them legal work authorization. To be eligible for DACA, an individual must meet the following criteria: Came to the U.S. under the age of sixteen (16); Has continuously resided in the U.S. for at least five years preceding the date of Read More

Hire Top Talent When You Can’t Pay Top Dollar

Recruit and retain top talent. Large corporations spend millions of dollars each year to recruit and retain top talent. Businesses looking to fill a key executive position typically use professional recruiters—conducting extensive searches and often poaching directly from competitors. Many nonprofits, meanwhile, will settle for posting job descriptions on social sector job boards, or spreading the word through Read More