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Updated US Travel Restrictions

August 12, 2020

State by state and International Travel Restrictions The United States Department of State (DOS) recently lifted it’s global “do not travel” advisory. Since travel restrictions have been decreased, this means that US non-essential workers can travel internationally to locations that are deemed “safe”. Naturally, not every country is deemed “safe”, and DOS is now ranking…

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How Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises will Benefit from the USMCA

July 7, 2020

How the USMCA will help Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) The USMCA is a new trade agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico that replaced NAFTA on July 1st of this year. The agreement places a large emphasis on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in North America, including a new feature: a chapter…

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What is a Registered Agent?

July 6, 2020

What Does a Registered Agent Do? A corporation or LLC must identify a registered agent in each state where they are registered. A registered agent is a person or entity that is designated to receive important legal documents on behalf of your business. The types of legal documents sent to a registered agent may include…

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State Level Foreign Entity Registration

July 1, 2020

Doing Business in Another State – Foreign Entity Registration   What is foreign entity registration on a state level? A “foreign” entity does not always mean that a company is incorporated outside the US. At the state level, a foreign entity may refer to a company that was incorporated in a different state. If your…

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American Not Allowed in Europe

June 30, 2020

American Travelers Not Allowed in Europe   Travelers from the United States will not be allowed in European Union countries when it reopens on Wednesday, July 1. The European Council released its unanimous decision establishing a list of “safe travel destinations” consisting of fifteen (15) countries on Tuesday, June 30. This list of accepted travelers…

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New Restrictions in North Carolina

June 29, 2020

Starting on Friday, June 26 at 5:00 PM, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order No. 147 went into effect, extending Phase 2 until July 17, 2020 and imposing further restrictions. Specifically, beginning Friday June 26, people in North Carolina are required to wear a mask in any public area where a six-foot social distance…

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The Pandemic is Raging and I Have a Commercial Lease– Now What?

May 6, 2020

Without doubt, by now, nearly every human being on the planet has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic to some degree. If you have a commercial lease, as either a landlord or tenant, how to proceed both now and after the pandemic is a real and present concern. Even as states begin to reopen businesses,…

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Does PPP need to be the last straw?

April 24, 2020

The rules for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) change daily, sometimes hourly. On April 23, 2020 the SBA issued a question whether an applicant can certify in good faith that the business needed the SBA loan as liquidity. Our suggestion is to avoid potential criminal charges to analyze the needs of the company and also…

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Immigration Update – Suspension

April 23, 2020

What appears to be clear at this time: 1. The White House is issued a Proclamation on April 22, 2020. 2. The effective date is April 23, 2020 at 11.59. PM. 3. This “temporary” immigration suspension is scheduled for 60 days. The suspension shall apply only to aliens who: (i) are outside the United States…

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Reduced Hours, Reduced Wages,and Layoffs during the COVID-19 Crisis

April 9, 2020

These general rules should be followed when considering a reduction in hours, a reduction in wages, or termination in North Carolina. If there is an employment agreement in place, the provisions of the agreement will generally take precedence over these rules. Reducing Hours An employer is free to adjust the hours of its employees regardless…

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