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Manufactured Home Community Owner-Operators Must Take Notice of New Law Now in Effect

May 26, 2022

On May 17, Governor Reynolds signed HF 2562 into law, with much of the law being immediately effective as of May 17, 2022. Companies that own, operate and manage manufactured home communities (MHCs or MHC landlords) in Iowa need to take note of this new law, as the law contains several amendments to Iowa Code Chapter 562B relating to manufactured home communities.

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Russia’s War on Ukraine – An International Rule of Law Perspective

May 23, 2022

Western businesses with operations in Eastern Europe and other global companies have reacted to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with shock, concern for their employees’ safety and well-being, and a scramble to comply with the raft of sanctions levied against Russia as fighting began. Likely among the lower priorities for businesses would be consideration of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) implications of the conflict. Nonetheless, Russia’s brazen military incursion does in fact raise critical considerations for the ESG programs of forward-thinking American businesses–namely the importance of the Rule of Law.

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USCIS Releases Additional H-2B Visas for Second Half of FY 2022

May 17, 2022

USCIS and DOL have released the joint temporary rule implementing the process for employers who have a certified ETA 9142B with an employment start date in the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022 to apply for the 35,000 additional H-2B visa numbers which will be released on May 18, 2022.

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Minnesota Frontline Worker Pay Program: What We Know So Far

May 16, 2022

On April 29, 2022, Gov. Tim Walz signed Frontline Worker Payments into law, enabling certain Minnesotans who worked on the frontlines during the COVID-19 emergency to apply for bonus pay. While details of the program, including the online application process and timeline, are still being finalized, below we offer a summary of the salient points of the bill.

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USCIS Increases Automatic Work Permit Extension Period for Certain Applicants

May 13, 2022

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a temporary final rule that increases to up to 540 days the automatic extension period for work authorization and Employment Authorization Documents available to certain EAD renewal applicants.

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Case Processing Info Changes Announced

May 13, 2022

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced changes to case processing information available online.

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CBP Urges Travelers to Apply for I-94 Online Before Arriving at US Land Borders

May 13, 2022

To reduce wait times, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is urging travelers who require a Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, to apply and prepay online before arriving at a U.S. land border.

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ICE Announces Extension of I-9 Flexibilities to October 31, 2022

May 13, 2022

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced an extension of Form I-9 flexibilities until October 31, 2022.

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New Submission Process for H-2B Applications for Temporary Employment Certification Announced

May 13, 2022

The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification announced that the Foreign Labor Application Gateway is implementing technical changes to H-2B filing for the Form ETA-9142B submission process.

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Temporary Protected Status Registration Process for Sudan and Ukraine Announced

May 13, 2022

The Department of Homeland Security posted Federal Register notices on temporary protected status for Sudan and Ukraine.

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