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DHS Extends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility

| Immigration
By: Attorney Rick La Trace Due to the need for ongoing precautions related to Covid-19, the Department of Homeland Security has announced an extension of its temporary policies affecting employment eligibility verification. For businesses operating remotely, the Department will continue to defer the physical presence requirements for completing Section 2 of the Form I-9, Employment...
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DHS Announced Flexibility in Complying with Requirements Related to Employment Eligibility Verification

| Immigration
By Attorney Rick La Trace On March 20, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19 for employers who are working remotely. If there are employees physically present at a work location, no exceptions...
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WHERE DO LANDLORDS STAND IN ALL OF THIS?

Written by: Attorney Tracy Turner Much has been written about the effects of COVID-19 on renters and homeowners concerning foreclosures and evictions, but nothing has been written about the small business owners who are the landlords for these people.  Many of these small business owners themselves have mortgages on their properties.  For those small businesses…

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FAMILY FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

| Employment Updates

Cliff Notes By: Celia J. Collins Effective Date 4/2/2020 (expires 12/31/2020) EMERGENCY FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE EXPANSION ACT Employer Less than 500 employees (Department of Labor has authority to issue regulations exempting employers with less than 50 employees whose business viability may be jeopardized by compliance.) Eligible Employees Full and part-time employees employed 30 calendar…

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