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On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a new proclamation temporarily suspending entry into the United States of certain nonimmigrants seeking to enter on the popular H-1B (specialty occupation), H-2B (seasonal worker), L-1 (intracompany transferee), and J-1 (exchange visitor) visas.  The proclamation, titled Suspension of Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Who Present a Risk to... read more

The coronavirus pandemic presents unique challenges regarding evaluation of workers’ compensation claims by employees who claim to have contracted COVID-19 in the course of their employment. Florida and other states have taken varying approaches to such claims. On March 30, 2020, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis issued Directive 2020-05, which directs the Division of Risk... read more

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, President Trump signed a proclamation to temporarily suspend certain employment-based, family-based, and other immigrants from entering the United States for 60 days from the proclamation’s effective date of April 23, 2020.  This suspension applies only to foreign nationals outside of the United States as of April 23 who do not possess an immigrant visa... read more

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued guidance on tax credits for employers who pay for leave required under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”).  As part of this guidance, the IRS gave some detail on what records an employer should obtain from its employees who request paid leave under the FFCRA, stating in part as follows: An Eligible... read more

With the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) set to take effect this week, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has further revised and expanded its questions and answers providing guidance to employers on how to administer the act.  The expanded guidance (questions and answers 37 to 59) covers topics including the definitions of health care... read more

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