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The Six Primary Lessons Learned Representing Landlords and Lessors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 17, 2021

A number of lessons may be learned from representing clients in the bankruptcy filings in the retail and restaurant industries.

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Convergence in International Bankruptcy

June 17, 2021

Bankruptcy law is changing around the world, away from the liquidation model and toward the model of corporate rescue. Additionally, these changes reflect movement toward venue competition for the business of hosting international bankruptcy cases.

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Current Developments in “Critical Vendor” Payments

June 17, 2021

A recent case provides ten elements that courts and professionals may use to determine if vendors should receive critical vendor payments.

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Growing Use of Small Business Reorganization Bankruptcy Cases

June 17, 2021

In the year since its enactment, more than 1,500 businesses and individuals have filed cases under the Small Business Reorganization Act.

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Property Tax Appeals: “August 1 Rule” Traps for the Unwary

June 16, 2021

If you just filed a property tax appeal for the January 2, 2020 (Pay 2021) tax year, you may have obligations to comply with what is commonly referred to as the “August 1 Rule.”

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Cap Reached for Additional Returning Worker H-2B Visas

June 15, 2021

Under the recently announced H-2B supplemental cap temporary final rule, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on June 3, 2021, that it has received enough petitions to reach the cap for the additional 16,000 H-2B visas made available for returning workers only.

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National Interest Exception Criteria for Travelers from COVID-19-Restricted Countries

June 15, 2021

On May 27, 2021, the Department of State expanded the National Interest Exception criteria for individuals subject to proclamations restricting travel to the United States due to physical presence in China, Iran, India, Brazil, South Africa, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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DHS Terminates Migration Protection Protocols Program

June 15, 2021

Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, announced on June 1, 2021, that he has terminated the Migration Protection Protocols program.

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Extension, New Employee Guidance on I-9 Compliance Flexibility

June 15, 2021

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced an extension until August 31, 2021, of the flexibilities in rules related to Form I-9 compliance that were initially granted last year due to precautions related to COVID-19.

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USCIS Eases Visitor Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

June 15, 2021

Due to updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has updated its visitor policy.

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