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Vendor Contracts 101: Winding Up the Relationship

December 2, 2021

The final installment in our Vendor Contracts 101 series addresses a topic often overlooked when forging a new vendor relationship: ending that relationship.

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Non-Fungible Tokens and Secured Lending

December 2, 2021

Just as the 2010s witnessed the rapid rise and adoption of cryptocurrencies, the 2020s have thus far provided the backdrop to a boom of another blockchain utilizing technology: Non-Fungible Tokens or “NFTs.”

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Vaccine Mandate FAQs for Health Care Organizations: Understanding How the OSHA Emergency Standards and the CMS Vaccine Mandate Work Together (Updated)

December 1, 2021

These FAQs provide information about the CMS Vaccine Mandate and clarity around the overlap between it and the various OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards.

Update: As of November 30, 2021, implementation and enforcement of the CMS COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate has been temporarily halted in all 50 states.

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TMA Provides New Procedures for Challenging Registered Marks That Are Not in Use

November 23, 2021

What can you do if you have filed a trademark application that was rejected by an Examiner due to a registration that you learn is not in use with some or all of the goods/services identified in the registration?

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Major Settlement Changes USCIS’ Work Authorization Policy

November 14, 2021

Following recent litigation, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on November 12, 2021, that certain H-4, E or L dependent spouses will qualify for an automatic extension.

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DHS Announces Countries Eligible for H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs

November 14, 2021

The Department of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Department of State, announced the countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs.

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House Budget Reconciliation Bill Retains High-Skilled Immigrant Provisions

November 14, 2021

The House of Representatives’ 2,135-page draft budget reconciliation bill retains several immigration measures, including provisions paving the way for high-skilled scientists and engineers, and raising immigration-related fees.

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CDC Issues Order for Pre-Departure COVID-19 Regulations

November 14, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an order, effective November 8, 2021, with requirements for air passengers two years of age and older boarding flights to the United States.

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Labor Dept. Responds to Stakeholder Requests to Raise H-2B Visa Cap

November 14, 2021

In response to stakeholder requests to raise the H-2B visa cap for the first half of fiscal year 2022, the Department of Labor noted that it reached the congressionally mandated cap of 33,000 H-2B visas on September 30, 2021.

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Justice Dept. Settles with Construction Company to Resolve Discrimination Claims

November 14, 2021

The Department of Justice reached a settlement agreement with Priority Construction Corporation, based in Baltimore, Maryland.

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