Requirements for Traveling to Germany from the United States

March 30, 2021

  Traveling to Germany from the United States As more vaccines are administered across the world, many people are starting to feel more comfortable traveling. Because of the close relationship between the U.S. and Germany, many U.S. travelers may start traveling to Germany and vice versa for business or to see family and friends. Today’s article…

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Biden Revokes Green Card Ban

March 3, 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…

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North Carolina Easing COVID-19 Restrictions

March 1, 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…

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Can my PPP loan be forgiven in whole or in part?

January 24, 2021

Can my PPP loan be forgiven in whole or in part? After the Small Business Administration (SBA) applications under the CARES Act for the Paycheck Protection Program are now possible and many banks have opened their portals and applications are pouring in, the next question is: can the loan be forgiven? The quick answer is:…

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What can the $20 Million Lowe’s Lawsuit Teach Other Businesses

September 8, 2020

  What can the $20 million Lowe’s Lawsuit Teach Other Businesses A lawsuit was filed recently against Lowes seeking $20 million USD in damages. This case shows how easily even a high-level corporation can run into trouble in these difficult times. So, what happened? At a Lowe’s store in California, a customer encountered a man…

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Debt Relief beyond the PPP – Loans Eligible for the SBA to make Six Months of Payments

April 15, 2020

Aside from the Paycheck Protection Program, are you aware of the other small business relief program created by the CARES Act? Under the Debt Relief Program, the SBA will automatically be making six months’ worth of payments on eligible loans, including existing loans and any new loans taken out prior to September 27, 2020. For…

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Do you know what novel law is?

April 14, 2020

Novel Legal Challenges from the New Coronavirus: Force Majeure The unfolding situation is implicating previously seldom-used contractual excuses in a variety of commercial contexts. This article explores potential frameworks for navigating contractual challenges in light of potential future litigation. The business community is faced with unforeseen litigation risk, in addition to the other challenges it…

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E-2 visa and unemployment benefits eligibility

April 7, 2020

Many of our clients have employees with E-visa working here in the US. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, some of these employees may have been laid off. Their question may be: “Can I apply for unemployment benefits? If I apply for unemployment benefits, will the government determine that I am likely to become a public…

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Social distance

April 2, 2020

   Social distancing, or physical distancing, is a set of non-pharmaceutical interventions or measures taken to prevent the spread of a contagious disease by maintaining a physical distance between people and reducing the number of times people come into close contact with each other Read more… Best regards und viele Grüße aus Charlotte Reinhard…

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Update on ESTA

April 1, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, travelers who entered the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program (or “ESTA”) may find themselves in a difficult set of circumstances: should an ESTA traveler depart the U.S. at the end of the 90-day authorized stay with all the obvious risks of doing so, or should the ESTA…

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