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What is an L-1 Visa? And How Do You Qualify for One?

March 23, 2021

What is an L-1 Visa? What is an L visa? L visas are temporary, non-immigrant, employment-based visas that are reserved for company employees who hold management or executive positions or have specialized knowledge. There are two types of L visas, L-1A and L-1B. L-1A visas are for transferees within a company who hold either an…

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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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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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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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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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What is the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor?

June 29, 2020

What is the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor? Knowing the difference between an employee and an independent contractor is not always easy. But employers must know the difference in order to have appropriate liability protection and to be compliant with labor and tax laws. Employers sometimes try to classify their employees as…

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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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Payroll Protection Program

April 3, 2020

How do I calculate the maximum amount I can borrow? The following methodology, which is one of the methodologies contained in the Act, will be most useful for many applicants. • Step 1: Aggregate payroll costs (defined in detail below in from the last twelve months for employees whose principal place of residence is the…

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Unemployment Claims during the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 31, 2020

Under the new CARES Act signed into law on Friday, March 28, 2020 unemployment benefits were expanded to provide assistance for more workers than are usually eligible for unemployment benefits (this includes self-employed people and part-time workers). In addition to state benefits, the Act also provides workers an extra $600 per week in unemployment benefits.…

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3 Key Points for Employers re: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 17, 2020

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the bill that was drafted in coordination with the Executive branch and is currently before the U.S. Senate for final approval. Here are 3 Key Takeaways about proposed revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) for Employers: 1. FMLA has been amended to provide coverage to…

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