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International Students are Struggling to Get U.S. Visas

August 27, 2021

International Students are Struggling to Get U.S. Visas As many U.S. universities are starting back, students will be without many of their international classmates. The pandemic has caused many U.S. embassies and consulates to operate at a reduced capacity, making it more difficult for students to get their visas in time for the start of…

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The Supreme Court Rules on NCAA Athlete Compensation

June 22, 2021

The Supreme Court Rules on NCAA Athlete Compensation In the United States, college athletes go through rigorous training and other demands for no pay. The NCAA is the organization that oversees college athletics and makes/enforces the rules for the players. In a recent US Supreme Court Ruling, the court unanimously ruled against the NCAA on…

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The Suez Canal is blocked. How will it Affect the Global Supply Chain?

March 26, 2021

How the Suez Canal’s Blockage will Affect the Global Supply Chain The Suez Canal has been in the headlines recently because of a ship that has run aground and blocked the entire canal. The Ever Given isn’t just any ship either. She is a 400m, 219,000+ ton ultra-large container ship (ULCS). It was on its…

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Both Candidates Agree on this

November 10, 2020

Both candidates agree. President Trump as well as Vice President Biden both agree that section 230, regarding electronic communication and the rights of social media companies, should be changed. Right now, section 230 calls for immunity for a company that hosts social communication on its platform, such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and so on. Both…

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How We Can Reduce the Food Waste Problem

September 25, 2020

How We Can Reduce the Food Waste Problem What are rotten tomatoes? The movie enthusiasts will tell me that Rotten Tomatoes is a great movie reviewing platform. When filmmakers release a movie, they keep a close eye on their Rotten Tomatoes score. But, rotten tomatoes, rotten food, and other food waste equate to 8% of…

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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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New SBA Guidelines

May 13, 2020

With the May 14, 2020 Safe Harbor date rapidly approaching, as expected, the SBA just released new guidance in the form of FAQ #46 regarding PPP loans in an amount less than $2 million. Based on the information contained in this document, it seems that PPP loans under $2 million will not be subject to…

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

April 15, 2020

For anyone considering a business acquisition, now may be a great time to do it. Many buyers finance business acquisitions using 7(a) loans. A 7(a) loan is a general-purpose loan up to $5 million, which can be used to purchase a business, purchase equipment, or obtain working capital, among other uses. 504 loans are loans…

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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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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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