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Returning to Work: Can Employers Still Require Doctors’ Notes from Employees Who Test Positive for COVID-19?

April 9 2020 Students of Greek mythology will recall the story of Scylla and Charybdis, two monsters in Homer’s Odyssey that patrolled the uncharted waters of the…

COVID-19 Update on U.S. Immigration and Global Travel

October 6 2020 Despite temporary closure of some local offices and threats of a shutdown of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as a result of an…

U.S. Immigration Under the Biden-Harris Administration

November 18 2020 For decades, major reform of U.S. immigration law has remained elusive, and throughout the Trump administration, a number of measures have been put…

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

December 29 2020 On December 21, 2020, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, H.R. 133 ("Act"), a spending bill that combines $900 billion in…

WARN Act Considerations in COVID-19 Related Layoffs and Furloughs

March 22 2020 Employers across the country are ramping up business continuity planning to respond to the immediate and long-term business effects of the COVID-19…

Two Sunny States Shine Light on Regulating Hemp-Derived CBD Products

September 23 2021 After years of deferring to the FDA regarding the sale of hemp-derived CBD products, Hawaii and California have both clarified their positions on…

Travel Restrictions to be Lifted Against Fully Vaccinated Foreign Nationals

September 21 2021 On September 20, Jeff Zeintz, the White House Pandemic Coordinator, announced that beginning on November 1, 2021, travel restrictions will be lifted…

The Original Anti-Vaxxer and President Biden's Vaccine Mandate

September 21 2021 President Biden’s recent orders regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for federal contractors, the military and for all large (100+ employees)…

Ransomware - US Government Sanctions Cryptocurrency Exchange and Clarifies Stance on OFAC Risk

September 21 2021 The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today updated its guidance on ransomware payments and imposed sanctions on a cryptocurrency exchange…

Q&A: personal income taxes in the USA (Indiana)

September 17 2021 This Q&A covers the essential legal and practical considerations surrounding personal income taxes in the USA (Indiana).