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Troutman Pepper | Navigating Adapted Operations Advisory Series: Part Two – Insurance Coverages Concerns and PPP Loan Requirements

Who Needs to Know Employers who are reopening (or have already reopened) by bringing employees back to their workplaces. Why It Matters Bringing a workforce back to the workplace, whether from teleworking, furlough or layoff status, is an exercise with many moving parts. Employers need to follow a reasoned strategy to address COVID-19-related risks and other considerations associated with recalling some or all of a workforce to develop a sensible back-to-work protocol. Troutman Pepper is issuing a series of client advisories, Navigating Adapted Operations, to...
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Thompson Hine | SBA’s New Certification Regulations for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Key Notes: On October 15, 2020, WOSBs or EDWOSBs may no longer self-certify for a set-aside or sole source contract. WOSB and EDWOSB certifications can be obtained from the SBA, other federal agencies, or a certifying entity approved by SBA. The final rule also makes economic disadvantage criteria consistent between the EDWOSB Program and 8(a) BD Program. Background Since 2015, women-owned small businesses (“WOSBs”) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (“EDWOSBs”) have been allowed to self-certify their status to compete for...
Member News, Trade & TTIP Related

HSBC | Making the USD10 trillion case for trade

Insight from HSBC and BCG on how trade could power economic growth - and the steps needed to unlock that potential. Download the full report here: THE $10 TRILLION CASE FOR OPEN TRADE Embracing open and fair trade could boost global GDP by USD10 trillion a year in 2025, according to a major new report co-written by HSBC and Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The $10 Trillion Case for Open Trade provides compelling evidence of the potential benefits of liberalising commerce as policymakers aim...
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Faegre Drinker | Immigration Updates: Visa Processing, Travel Bans and the New USCIS Fee Schedule

Read on for an overview of updates on immigration and global mobility issues, including those involving visa processing at U.S. embassies and consulates, restrictions on travel and the new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fee schedule. Visa Processing at U.S. Embassies and Consulates While some consulates are reopening to provide visa services, many are still closed for routine visa processing or are only offering limited services. For example, the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina started accepting applications for F,...
COVID-19 News, Member News

CLA | Financial Planning in the Time of COVID-19

Key insights Develop a financial plan so you can evaluate strategies, consider creative alternatives, work through different scenarios, and collaborate with your team. Reimagine your business and forge a new path forward in how you serve your customers. Utilize dynamic modeling to understand the financial impact of business decisions — and so you can adjust accordingly. Identify leading indicators and forecast stimulus packages and tax credits. As you set your sights on 2021, it’s probably hard to imagine how to...
Member News, New York Related News

Littler | DOL Revises FFCRA Regulations to Clarify Paid Leave Rules in Wake of New York Federal Court’s Decision

On September 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) following a federal court’s decision that invalidated a handful of regulatory provisions interpreting the FFCRA.  Although the DOL was widely expected to address the court decision through revised regulations and/or court action, these new regulations throw additional curveballs for employers already struggling to comply with extensive COVID-19-related legislation. Decision Invalidating Parts of Rule and DOL’s Response On August 3, 2020,...
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IPTI | Update on Property Tax Issues: September 2020

The EACC, in partnership with the International Property Tax Institute (IPTI), wants to keep its members up to date with the latest developments in property taxes in the USA and Europe. IPTI has put together a selection of brief reports from articles contained in IPTI Xtracts which can be found on its website (www.ipti.org). USA New York: For those hurting before COVID, property tax relief can’t come soon enough J. Crew, JC Penney, Pier 1 Imports, GNC, Brooks Brothers, Lord and Taylor,...
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EIB | How it works: Digital marketplaces transform industry

What is a digital marketplace? And how does it work? Find out how the platforms can help provide better services, more efficiently Digital marketplaces, such as Amazon.com or Booking.com, are expanding to new markets in industries such as energy or freight forwarding. Europe aims to take a bigger role in this area of business by setting up its own digital marketplaces. But what are digital marketplaces and how do they work. We asked Darragh Mac Neill and Salvatore Scagliarini, senior industry...