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Maximizing Your Worth: Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Rights in Amateur Athletics

July 29, 2021

As the area of NIL continues to evolve, it is important for student-athletes, parents, advisors and coaches to stay up-to-date on the most current changes to the rules, because there is nothing more important than preserving one’s eligibility.

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H-2B Alert: Employers May File H-2B Petitions for Returning Workers

July 26, 2021

H-2B Alert: Employers may now file H-2B Petitions for returning workers under FY 2021 Supplement Visa Temporary Final Rule

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Responding to Assessor “Annual Review” Requests

July 20, 2021

Recently, many of our clients have received notices from the county assessor’s office that the county is conducting an “annual review” of their property for assessment purposes. How should you respond to these types of requests? It depends.

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Captives, NRRA and Nonadmitted Insurance Premium Taxes – A Primer (Part II)

July 15, 2021

Last week, we reviewed the basics about captive insurance companies, nonadmitted insurance and the essence of the federal legislation known as the NRRA. This week, we examine what the states did to implement NRRA and how that affected, or may affect, insurance premiums paid to out-of-state captives.

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The Present and Future of Drug and Alcohol Testing—What Employers Should Know About the Iowa Supreme Court’s Recent Decisions

July 8, 2021

The Iowa Supreme Court recently provided employers some much-needed guidance.

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Extension of Validity for NIEs for Travelers from China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland and India

July 8, 2021

On June 29, 2021, the Department of State extended the validity of National Interest Exceptions for travelers subject to restrictions under presidential proclamations related to the spread of COVID-19.

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Captives, NRRA and Nonadmitted Insurance Premium Taxes – A Primer (Part I)

July 8, 2021

We are seeing increased focus by state tax departments on nonadmitted insurance premium reporting, tax payments owed and auditing of captive insurance companies. This article is Part I of our primer on the application of the nonadmitted premium tax rules to purchases of insurance from out-of-state captives.

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District Court Vacates Final Rule Affecting Wages for H-1B, PERM Workers; OFLC Updates Implementation

July 8, 2021

In light of delays and a June district court order vacating the final rule, the operative version of the regulations “continues to be the version in place on October 7, 2020, prior to the publication” of the interim final rule, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification said.

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USCIS Releases Guidance Following June 30 Expiration of EB-5 Regional Center Program

July 8, 2021

The agency released guidance on July 1, 2021, noting that the lapse does not affect EB-5 petitions filed by investors who are not seeking a visa under the Regional Center Program.

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State Department Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Restrictions and Exceptions, Including National Interest

July 8, 2021

The exceptions include general categories like U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents and certain types of workers, as well as national interest.

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