ALERT: Proposed Maryland Legislation Impacting H or L Employers

From AILA-DC:

 

Maryland’s House Economic Matters Committee will be voting in the next couple of days on HB 950, an anti-immigrant Bill aimed at addressing the “problem” of Maryland residents losing their jobs to H-1B and L-1 workers.  The Bill would require every Maryland employer with H-1B or L-1 workers to provide information to a Maryland agency about their employees with H-1B or L-1 status.

http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2016RS/bills/hb/hb0950f.pdf

AILA-DC has submitted written testimony in opposition to this Bill, as has the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and others.  Nonetheless, support for this Bill appears to be growing.  It is critical that the Economic Matters Committee hear from Maryland employers who utilize H-1B and L-1 workers concerning the impact of this bill and why it is bad for business and bad for Maryland.  If you and/or the Maryland employers you represent would be willing to contact Committee members and express opposition, now is the time.

 Please remember, as always, this blog does not offer legal advice. If you need legal advice, consult with a lawyer instead of a blog. Thank you.

Author: Adam Frank, Esquire

I am an immigration attorney with over 20 years of experience. I was graduated from Brandeis University undergrad in 1990 and then spent a year traveling around Central America. In 1991 I began attending the University of Baltimore School of Law and was graduated in 1994. I began working in Immigration Law in 1998 when I joined a small law firm and, in 2000 opened my own firm with my law partner Ed Leavy. Sadly, Ed passed away in 2011. I am still a partner in my own firm with my current partner Brendan Delaney. Our firm is Frank & Delaney Immigration Law, LLC.

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