State of Emergency in North Carolina Caused By Gas Shortage

May 14, 2021

The Gas Shortage Caused A State of Emergency in North Carolina How Are They Handling It? Due to the ransomware cyber-attack on the Colonial Pipeline, the Governors of North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida declared a state of emergency. The Colonial Pipeline supplies over 45% of the fuel to the east coast, causing a massive…

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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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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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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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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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Which Businesses are “Essential” or “Critical” under the South Carolina Executive Orders?

April 8, 2020

Beginning last week on Wednesday, April 1st, in South Carolina non-essential businesses, venues, facilities, and services were ordered to be closed to non-employees and the public. In the latest Executive Orders issued on April 3 rd & 6th, South Carolina Governor McMaster has further defined which businesses must be closed. The latest “Home or Work…

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RFE Response Delay

March 30, 2020

New policy guidelines for RFE/NOID etc. response. If received after March 1, 2020, 60 days added on. USCIS Announces Flexibility for Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it is adopting a measure to assist applicants and petitioners who are…

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The State of North Carolina’s new “Stay at Home” Order Business Considerations in the times of CoVID-19

March 30, 2020

The Order is similar to many of the restrictions that are currently in place in Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte. As per the terms of the new statewide Order, in the event that the provisions of the County Stay at Home order are more restrictive than the statewide order, then those more restrictive…

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Update: Governor of the State of North Carolina

March 28, 2020

Today the Governor of the State of North Carolina announced that effective Monday, March 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM all individuals in the State are subject to a new statewide Stay at Home Order. The Stay at Home Order will remain in effect for 30 days, or until April 29, 2020. Stay home, stay healthy…

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Thursday March 26 2020, Mecklenburg County is under a stay-at-home order.

March 26, 2020

As of 8am this Thursday morning, Mecklenburg County is under a stay-at-home order. If you are one of the essential business (see yesterday’s update for more info on that), you need to encourage your employees to actively practice social distancing while in the workplace. As we experience this Covid-19 pandemic, keeping social contact to a…

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