Month: February 2020

Poarch Thompson Law presents on Business Immigration Hot Topics at Roanoke Valley SHRM event

In any office, the human resources department has to stay current on everything involving employment law, which includes business immigration. These past few years, we have seen a significant change in policies and laws regarding business immigration. In support of their mission, the Roanoke Valley SHRM invited Christine Poarch and Rachel Thompson, from Poarch Thompson Law, to present at one of their meetings on business immigration hot topics.

Poarch Thompson Law’s presentation, titled: Beyond Borders: Barriers to Lawful Immigration, informed on issues affecting all human resource departments across the country. Christine spoke on the implication of employers receiving SSN No-Match letters, to visa changes and USCIS changing fees, and immigration enforcement.

As a local affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Roanoke Valley SHRM chapter is a starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources in the Roanoke Valley.

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An Office Blessing

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020, the Poarch Thompson Law family gathered to share in faith, hope, vulnerability, and intentionality. Under the guidance of three spiritual leaders from three different churches, the PTL family took a moment to reflect on the past year, our current year, and the great Why that keeps us motivated in our work.

We give special thanks to, Alan Combs from First United Methodist Church in Salem, Quigg Lawrence from Church of the Holy Spirit, and Ben Lockhart from Locust Grove Methodist Church.

“17 Don’t obstruct the legal rights of an immigrant or orphan. Don’t take a widow’s coat as pledge for a loan. 18 Remember how you were a slave in Egypt but how the Lord your God saved you from that. That’s why I am commanding you to do this thing. 19 Whenever you are reaping the harvest of your field and you leave some grain in the field, don’t go back and get it. Let it go to the immigrants, the orphans, and the widows so that the Lord your God blesses you in all that you do.” (Deuteronomy 24:17-19)

Christine Poarch and Rachel Thompson
Managing attorneys: Christine Poarch and Rachel Thompson
An office blessing
Left to right: Joey Poarch, Christine Poarch, Quigg Lawrence, Rachel Thompson, Brad Thompson, Ben Lockhart, Alan Combs.
Alan Combs, Christine Poarch, Joey Poarch
Attorneys Brad and Rachel Thompson with Quigg Lawrence

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