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President Biden’s New Immigration Executive Orders

January 26, 2021

President Biden’s New Immigration Executive Orders President Biden has only been in office for a short time now, but he has gotten right to implementing Executive Orders, requests, and memorandums, many of which undo Executive Orders set by the previous administration. One of his main focuses during his first few days in office has been…

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President Trump Extends Visa Bans

January 6, 2021

President Trump Extends Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Bans President Trump extended two Presidential proclamations on December 31st, 2020, set to expire that day. Now, both Presidential Proclamations 10052 and 10014 have been extended until March 31st, 2021. These proclamations restrict the United States from issuing certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, and they also restrict certain…

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How Will Businesses be Affected by Brexit?

January 6, 2021

What Brexit means for Businesses in the EU and the UK? December 31, 2020 was the last day of the Brexit transition period. While Brexit was voted on in 2016, they did not leave the EU until January 31, 2020, which began the Brexit transition period. During the transition period, the UK was still subject…

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CDC Updated COVID Guidelines for Offices, Employers, and Employees

December 17, 2020

CDC Updated COVID Guidelines for Offices, Employers, and Employees With COVID cases on the rise again, the CDC has updated its workplace guidelines for employers and employees. The CDC has also updated its website with more guidelines to be followed in any setting, including an office setting. While many people are still working from home,…

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SBA Releases Information on All Borrowers of a PPP Loan

December 8, 2020

All PPP Borrowers Information Released Under the FOIA When the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) was rolled out in April 2020, it was not part of the plan for all recipients of the loan to be disclosed publicly. That was, until the Small Business Administration (SBA) faced lawsuits and pressure from Congress, the media, and the…

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Answering Questions About PPP Loan Forgiveness

December 2, 2020

What You Need to Know About PPP Loan Forgiveness  The interesting thing about PPP loans that were given out to small businesses this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is the fact that they can be completely forgiven if you match certain criteria. This naturally brings up lots of questions about the criteria. The Small…

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How a National Interest Exception (NIE) can get you into the United States

December 2, 2020

About the National Interest Exception Travel to the United States has been heavily restricted because of the COVID-19 pandemic, causing many people even with valid visas to not be able to enter the country. Because of this, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has introduced the National Interest Exception (NIE) to allow travel to the U.S.…

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What is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership?

November 17, 2020

What is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership? What is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership? Those who follow the news and are involved in global business know the answer. It is a free trade agreement in the Asian-Pacific market. It was the first of its kind, the largest of its kind, and it was just enacted…

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Why you should do more than just translate a contract

November 10, 2020

Can you not just translate it? This question is asked to us a lot by our clients who want to just translate their contracts and use them in the English language. The other day, a client reached out to me and gave me a contract in German. They asked me if they should just translate…

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What is California Proposition 22 and a Gig Economy

November 10, 2020

Who won the election? No, I don’t want to talk about the presidential election, I want to talk about who won California Proposition 22. This is a proposition that would allow companies like Uber, DoorDash, and other companies that provide door to door service via a gig economy to treat their drivers, freelancers, 1099 workers,…

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