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President Trump Immigrant & Nonimmigrant Visa Ban
At 11:01 am Eastern on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, the United States will suspend entry of certain nonimmigrants pursuant to Presidential Proclamation... Read More >
Coronavirus Policy Updates June 23
Five weeks after passing the US$3 trillion HEROES Act, House Democrats are moving to pass a companion measure, the Moving Forward Act, that... Read More >
LGBTQ Employee Benefits Post-Bostock
On Monday, June 15, 2020, the US Supreme Court held in Bostock v. Clayton County that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects... Read More >
Social Media Use and Immigration Applications
The Department of State (DOS) has been collecting (and maintaining) information on social media use from all visa applicants (immigrant and non-... Read More >
US Supreme Court on Liu v. SEC
This piece was upated on June 22, 2020 to reflect the opinion released by SCOTUS. The Supreme Court is currently considering whether the... Read More >
Coronavirus COVID-19 Antibody Testing not Permitted
This week the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its Q&A to clarify that employers may not require an... Read More >
Trump EO on CDA Section 230 and DOJ Response
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”), 47 U.S.C. §230, enacted in 1996, is often cited as the most... Read More >
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Unlimited law enforcement application of facial recognition software to surveillance footage is an... Read More >
Cars and Summer Automotive Shutdown
We all know summer 2020 will look different this year.  In some places, major festivals have been... Read More >
SCOTUS Decision DACA Rescission
On Thursday, June 18, 2020, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court preserved the Deferred Action... Read More >
Trump Suspends Certain Nonimmigrants from Entering US
On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a Proclamation, that will be effective on June 24, 2020,... Read More >
SCOTUS Ruling Liu v. SEC
On June 22, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court (the “Court”) ruled 8–1 in favor of the Securities and... Read More >
Trump Immigration Proclamation
For the past few weeks, experts have been expecting a new presidential action aimed at restricting... Read More >
Trump Stops Entry of Immigrant Workers through Presidential Proclamation
As expected, President Trump signed a presidential proclamation (“Suspension of Entry of Immigrants... Read More >
Employee Social Media Posts During Turbulent Times
Many people have commented on social media regarding the anti-racist movement that has been gaining... Read More >
DATA 2020 Senate Bill Whistleblower Protections
On June 18, 2020, Sen. Sherrod Brown introduced the Data Accountability and Transparency Act of... Read More >
LGBT Workers SCOTUS Ruling
On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a landmark 6-3 ruling that held that an employer that fires... Read More >

Emerging Legal News

Federal Law News

Amazon Patent Lawsuit Kessler Doctrine

Last week, the Federal Circuit invoked the Kessler doctrine in ruling that a district court’s dismissal of the plaintiff’s patent infringement suit against Amazon barred the plaintiff’s subsequent lawsuits against Amazon...

USPTO Announces Prioritized Examination Program

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced a new prioritized examination program to expedite the examination of applications for marks used to identify qualifying COVID-19 medical products and services...

PTA Calculation Decision USPTO Supernus Case

On June 16, 2020, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released final rules (the “Rules”) implementing changes to how Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) is calculated in certain circumstances in view of ...

PTA Calculation Decision USPTO Supernus Case

On June 16, 2020, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released final rules (the “Rules”) implementing changes to how Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) is calculated in certain circumstances in view of ...

IRS Guidance Update June 15

Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of June 15 – June 20, 2020. 

June 19, 2020: The US Tax Court...

NLRB Decision Raytheon Network Centric s Case

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has explained the “past practice” analysis it applies in determining whether a unionized employer’s unilateral actions constitute an unlawful change under the NLRB’s decision in ...

FDA QR Code Food Export Certificates
  • Firms exporting food products from the U.S. are often required by foreign governments and companies to provide certain assurances regarding a product’s regulatory or marketing status in the U.S. The FDA Center for Food...

USCIS EB-5 Petition Processing

Processing times for many EB-5 related petitions continue to vary. The updated processing times are as follow:

  • Form I-526: Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur –  29.5 to 61 months

  • Form I-829: Petition by...

State Law News

Virgnia Bans Non Compete Agreements for Low Wage Employees

Virginia may be for lovers, but it no longer loves non-compete agreements.  Starting on July 1, 2020, employers may not “enter into, enforce, or threaten to enforce” a non-compete agreement with any “low-wage employee.”  As ...

Massachusetts Obsolete Mortgage Statute On Demand Mortgage Payments

The Massachusetts Appeals Court decided last week that a mortgage stating it is payable “on demand,” with no maturity date or term, is governed by the so-called obsolete mortgage statute, ...

DE Chancery Court

In GFM ELCM Fund L.P. et al. v. ELCM HCRE GP LLC et al., C.A. No. 2018-0840-SG (Del. Ch. May 18, 2020), the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) and imposed an Interim Charging Order...

CA Governor ESA ity

California's state government is generally organized into three coequal branches - the legislative, executive and judicial.  The legislature has the power to make laws and the executive has the responsibility to execute those...

State COVID-19 Indemnity Laws

As states begin to reopen, employers and employees alike may be worried about exposure –both to the virus itself and to liability. States have begun to act by introducing certain legislation to protect employers, who are opening in good faith and...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

UK Whistleblowing in the Employment Law Context

On top of the flexible working rules (see Parts 1-3), another piece of existing law likely to get a pandemic-related dusting-off in the months to come is our old friend whistleblowing.

If you face what...

ASX Class Waiver to Give Effect to ASIC Reporting Relief

On 16 June, ASX released a class waiver decision (Class Waiver) in...

Australia COVID-19 Response; Corporations Act of 2001

In response to the uncertainty generated by the COVID-19 crisis, the Australian Federal Government (Government) has modified the Corporations Act 2001 (Corporations Act) tempering the continuous disclosure obligations of listed...

EU White Paper on Subsidised Markets globe with EU

On 17 June 2020, the European Commission published its White Paper on levelling the playing field as regards foreign subsidies. This policy paper proposes options for enabling the EU to control the use of...

EU White Paper on Subsidised Markets globe with EU

On 17 June 2020, the European Commission published its White Paper on levelling the playing field as regards foreign subsidies. This policy paper proposes options for enabling the EU to control the use of...

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