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Faegre Drinker | Summary of Executive Actions Impacting Business Immigration

Since April 2020, several executive actions have been issued, and subsequently amended, that have had a significant impact on business immigration. This alert serves to inform clients of the updates to the ongoing U.S. visa system and travel restrictions in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. Since implementation of the restrictions, the Trump administration has issued additional guidance on certain exceptions for eligible persons to obtain a visa or enter the United States. Proclamation 10014 — Suspension of Immigrant Visas Proclamation 10014...

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Offit Kurman | Business Succession Planning: COVID-19 Has Changed Things – It’s Time For A Review

Business owners know that it’s important to plan for the succession in ownership of their companies.  It’s the means by which they secure their retirements and get to see their life’s work continued.  That’s why many institute plans for their succession – whether it’s a transfer of the business within their family, to trusted employees who have been groomed to take over, or in a sale to an outside party. However, just like it has changed so much else in...

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COVID-19 response: Safe collective cross-border travel in the COVID-19 era

As part of the EU's response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Council today adopted a set of conclusions aimed at restoring passengers’ and workers' confidence by minimising the risk of infection in cross-border collective passenger transport systems. In the conclusions, the Council promotes a number of basic hygiene and infection control measures, which should apply to all cross-border collective passenger transport services. Such recommended measures consist of among others : physical distancing or, where this is not feasible, use of...

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European Commission secures EU access to Remdesivir for treatment of COVID-19

Yesterday, the European Commission has signed a contract with the pharmaceutical company Gilead to secure treatment doses of Veklury, the brand name for Remdesivir. Veklury was the first medicine authorised at EU level for treatment of COVID-19. As from early August onwards, and in order to meet immediate needs, batches of Veklury will be made available to Member States and the UK, with the coordination and support of the Commission. Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, said: “In recent...

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Troutman Pepper | COVID-19 Testing No Longer Generally Recommended for Discontinuing Isolation, CDC Says

Employers’ Continued Use of Return-to-Work COVID-19 Testing Protocols Brought into Question Until late July, the CDC offered a test-based or symptom-based strategy to govern the timing of “discontinuing isolation” for a person known or suspected to be infected with COVID-19. In an abrupt change in guidance, the CDC announced a test-based strategy is no longer recommended to determine when to discontinue home isolation, except in certain circumstances. The CDC now recommends following only a modified symptom-based strategy, which means: Persons with COVID-19 who have symptoms and...

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U.S. Federal Reserve Board announces an extension through December 31 of its lending facilities that were scheduled to expire on or around September 30

The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced an extension through December 31 of its lending facilities that were scheduled to expire on or around September 30. The three-month extension will facilitate planning by potential facility participants and provide certainty that the facilities will continue to be available to help the economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board's lending facilities have provided a critical backstop, stabilizing and substantially improving market functioning and enhancing the flow of credit to households, businesses,...

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U.S. Immigration During & Post COVID-19

This article was written by Shlomi Atash, Esq. | The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted immigration policies and procedures globally.  In order to stop the spread of the virus, countries around the world implemented new measures limiting migration.  Many countries have restricted travel, preventing the entry of aliens who have recently traveled to nations with widespread COVID-19 outbreaks.  Some countries have temporarily prohibited the entry of all aliens.  Other countries are conducting mandatory quarantines of non-permanent residents arriving on international...

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Special European Council, 17-21 July 2020

Main results EU leaders agreed a recovery package and the 2021-2027 budget that will help the EU to rebuild after the pandemic and will support investment in the green and digital transitions. We have reached a deal on the recovery package and the European budget. These were, of course, difficult negotiations in very difficult times for all Europeans. A marathon which ended in success for all 27 member states, but especially for the people. This is a good deal. This is...

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Littler | “Who Was that (Un)masked Man?” Does the Law Protect Employees and Guests Against Wearing Face Coverings?

“Behind the Mask” is more than just a Fleetwood Mac album. It’s a science-based recommendation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and even a requirement under a patchwork of state and local laws designed to stem the spread of the coronavirus. But what is an employer to do when an employee refuses to wear a face covering? What can an operator of a place of public accommodation do when a guest ignores the sign mandating face coverings?...

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EACCNY Post-Pandemic Labor Series Presents: Working from Home and the Challenges of Remote Supervision

With the help of our members, we are creating a Thought-Leadership series on the impact of COVID-19 on Labor & Employment from the perspective of both sides of the Atlantic. Today, we present Philip Berkowitz, Shareholder at Littler Mendelson in New York, and Ronnie Neville, Partner at Mason Hayes & Curran in Dublin, who will address "Working from Home and the Challenges of Remote Supervision." | Whether in Europe or America, there are advantages and disadvantages to working from home, both...

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