We are currently in or entering a new bust cycle in production agriculture. While producers have generally managed to continue operating, bankruptcy filings and farm foreclosures are on the rise and prior fixes may no longer be available. Dealing with lenders can be a challenge in these circumstances, and it is important for professionals advising producers to follow a few simple rules to effectively negotiate with their clients’ lenders.
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This article provides a brief examination of the changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure that went into effect on December 1, 2018, and how those changes may impact the bankruptcy practice.
Worldwide debt has grown to nearly $250 trillion, a substantial increase since the Great Recession in 2008. The makeup of the debt held by individuals has changed and the amount of corporate debt has significantly increased. With economic challenges on the horizon, these changes will likely affect the processes individuals and corporations pursue to address debt.
USCIS will resume premium processing on Tuesday, February 19, for all H-1B petitions filed on or before December 21, 2018.
Employers should assess their need for H-1B employees and begin working on their H-1B petitions now.
The Online Fee Calculator will determine the exact filing and biometric fees to include with forms and "will always have the most up-to-date fee information," the agency said.
The Visa Bulletin for February 2019 includes information on employment-based visa number availability on a monthly basis through May.
The new guidance addresses when officers may consider interview waivers.
The Department of State warned U.S. citizens to exercise increased caution when traveling to China due to "arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals."
National Federation of the Blind Sues Epic Systems: New Chapter in Accessibility Litigation for Employers and Technology Vendors
In December 2018, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) sued Epic Systems, a provider of one of the most widely-used electronic medical record systems in the country.