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President Trump issues new Immigration Proclamation

President Trump issues new Immigration Proclamation

June 24, 2020 at 4:44 PM - Immigration,

On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a new Proclamation extending the suspension of admission to the US of certain classes of immigrants (that is, individuals who are seeking to travel to the US in order to establish permanent residence) set forth in Proclamation 10014 dated April 22, 2020.[1]

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The Basics of Termination Agreements - Part 1

The Basics of Termination Agreements - Part 1

June 22, 2020 at 1:34 PM - commercial contracts,

In business, as in life, things don’t always work out as expected. When the parties to a contract wish to end their relationship (for any number of reasons, such as dissatisfaction with goods/services, better pricing found elsewhere, or simply a desire to walk away from the deal), a termination agreement enables them to formally cancel their contract before its expiration date[1]. In this two-part series, we will examine the basic provisions found in most termination agreements (part 1), as well as more complex provisions that are often required in more sophisticated transactions (part 2)

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Free Online Harassment Prevention Training Now Available for California Employers

Free Online Harassment Prevention Training Now Available for California Employers

June 18, 2020 at 8:58 AM - Employment Law,

As we previously shared, California employers with 5 or more employees are required to provide harassment prevention training to all employees no later than January 1, 2021. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently released its long-awaited, free online training for non-supervisory employees. This interactive training is one-hour in duration, optimized for mobile phones, accessible to people with disabilities, and available in Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Korean. The DFEH plans to release a two-hour supervisory training module in the coming months.

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Why Nonprofits Should Care About Force Majeure Clauses

Why Nonprofits Should Care About Force Majeure Clauses

June 17, 2020 at 11:03 AM - Nonprofits,

In this ACC Docket article, Washington D.C.-based member Lakshmi Sarma Ramani explains why force majeure clauses should be reviewed closely by nonprofits to ensure such clauses can be relied upon in the event contract performance (including payment obligations) becomes impossible.

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Paycheck Protection Program - Latest Updates

Paycheck Protection Program - Latest Updates

June 16, 2020 at 11:04 AM - CARES Act,

Since our last update, there have been several important changes to the Paycheck Protection Program under the CARES Act. On June 5th, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPFA), effectively amending the PPP by modifying certain provisions related to loan forgiveness and loosening guidelines for borrowers. Also, in an on-going effort to support PPP borrowers, the Treasury Department has issued additional guidance, including new interim final rules and additional FAQs.

Below are the key points of each:

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Remaining GDPR Compliant When Conducting Clinical Trials in the EU

Remaining GDPR Compliant When Conducting Clinical Trials in the EU

June 10, 2020 at 12:50 PM - EU Laws,

Many U.S.-based life sciences companies outsource their clinical trial needs to laboratories outside of the U.S., including labs located in the European Union (EU). Others conducting clinical trials in the U.S. may be involved with the collection and processing of EU patients’ data in some other capacity. Despite the benefits of such international cooperation, these arrangements trigger an array of compliance obligations for U.S. companies under a number of EU laws[1], including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its rules pertaining to data processing activities.

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Massachusetts Phase 1 Reopening Guidelines: Key Considerations for Employers

Massachusetts Phase 1 Reopening Guidelines: Key Considerations for Employers

May 20, 2020 at 2:18 PM - coronavirus,

Over the past few days, Governor Charlie Baker’s office has released guidance for employers on its phased reopening of the Massachusetts economy.  The plan to reopen includes a carefully planned, four-phase approach which addresses which businesses can open when, and what requirements those businesses must follow in order to resume operations.  Each phase will last a minimum of three weeks or longer, before transitioning to the next phase, though public health trends may require the state, or certain regions, to revert back to previous phases.

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May 2020 Immigration Roundup

May 2020 Immigration Roundup

May 15, 2020 at 4:40 PM - Immigration,

Outside GC's immigration team shares important immigration-related developments below:

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