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What Small Businesses Need to Know About the Second Draw PPP Loans

March 9, 2021

PPP Part Two: What Your Small Business Needs to Know The second draw of the U.S. Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) permits an additional $285 billion in loans to pandemic-impacted businesses at an interest rate of one percent and with five-year maturation. PPP loans are not subject to collateral or personal guaranty requirement. An entity is…

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Biden Revokes Green Card Ban

March 2, 2021

Biden Revokes Green Card Ban On February 24, 2021, the Biden Administration revoked the green card ban, formally known as Proclamation 10014, in part because it “harms industries in the United States that utilize talent from around the world . . . ” The Trump Administration first enacted Proclamation 10014 in April 2020 as a…

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North Carolina Easing COVID-19 Restrictions

February 26, 2021

North Carolina Easing COVID-19 Restrictions Starting on Friday, February 26, at 5 PM, North Carolina will ease many restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. North Carolina’s Governor, Roy Cooper, announced his plans for Executive Order No. 195 on Wednesday to get rid of the statewide stay-at-home order, among other things. The decision for Executive Order…

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The 2021 H-1B Visa Applications

February 19, 2021

2021 H-1B Visa Applications What is an H-1B Visa? The H-1B visa is an employment-based, temporary work, non-immigrant visa. This visa offers companies the opportunity to bring highly-skilled, credentialed foreign citizens into the U.S. for employment in a specialty occupation for up to 6 years. After the H-1B expires, the visa holder can reapply. The…

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The Class Action Lawsuit Against Robinhood

February 3, 2021

The Class Action Lawsuit Against Robinhood after they Restricted GameStop’s Stock Did you buy any GameStop stocks? Even if you didn’t, you’ve probably heard about this “war” between day traders and hedge funds that’s been getting lots of mainstream attention over the past week or so. With everything going on, it can be very confusing…

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President Biden Extends Travel Bans

January 26, 2021

President Biden Extends Travel Bans in Light of New Contagious Strands   President Biden and his administration announced this week that the United States will extend travel bans for most non-U.S. citizens and permanent residence. This Presidential Proclamation comes in light of new, more contagious coronavirus variants in different parts of the world.  The Trump…

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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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