The CARES Act: Unemployment Benefits

The CARES Act creates a temporary unemployment benefits program for those who are unable to work as result of COVID-19. The Act extends the coverage to workers who are self-employed and working part-time, do not have sufficient work history for the r...

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SBA Loans and the $377 Billion Stimulus Approved for Small Businesses

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) comes with a $377 billion stimulus package specifically geared to small businesses affected by this national disaster. This package will provide relief to small businesses under a num...

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Force Majeure: Coronavirus (Covid 19) | Impact on Contracts

The Coronavirus effect is spreading across industries. Many sports activities are canceled. Annual meetings such as March Madness, Facebook’s F8, Mobile World Congress, and Auto Shows are canceled or organized online. The closure of the factories, th...

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Regulations Introduced in the Fight Against Coronavirus

To reduce the economic effects of the coronavirus, the US Congress has passed two packages so far. The negotiations for the third one continue. The following issues in these two packages are of interest to small businesses...

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F1 Visa Holders will be Employed Off-Campus

If you experience severe economic hardship due to COVID-19 circumstances as a F-1 Student, you may request off-campus employment authorization. If you meet certain regulatory requirements and therefore get approved for your employment request, you ma...

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Updates on Extension/Change of Status Applications

USCIS application, petition, or immigration requests are affected due to ongoing COVID-19 circumstances. Fortunately, USCIS made some changes in their regulations in order to make the processing run more smoothly. ...

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USCIS Adjusts Process for Managing EB-5 Visa Petition Inventory

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a process change for Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor, from a first-in, first-out basis to a visa availability approach....

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Recent Biometric Services and Fingerprint Waivers Updates by USCIS

On January 30, 2020, USCIS announced several updates regarding biometrics collection and fingerprint waivers on its official web site. ...

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Apply Now to Avoid Longer Waiting Times for Some Green Cards

The periods of immediate processing of F2A green cards are about to end. Besides, some F4, EB-2, and EB-3 green cards will also retrogress soon....

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H-1B Electronic Registration Process Begins for the Fiscal Year 2021

USCIS announced several important details regarding FY 2021 H-1B Cap Season Electronic Registration Procedures in Federal Register on 01/09/2020. ...

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