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The Basics of Forming an LLC

The Basics of Forming an LLC

November 22, 2021 at 12:28 PM - startups,

When forming a new business, a founder must make several important decisions upfront including what type of legal entity to select. Choosing the appropriate legal structure requires consideration of issues such as ownership structure, liability, profit distributions, tax treatment and capital raising, to name a few.

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USCIS Issues Welcome Policy Guidance Addressing Work Authorization for Certain E, H-4 and L-2 Spouses

USCIS Issues Welcome Policy Guidance Addressing Work Authorization for Certain E, H-4 and L-2 Spouses

November 17, 2021 at 3:39 PM - Immigration,

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency has issued new policy guidance stemming from its settlement agreement in Shergill et al. v. Mayorkas, a federal lawsuit that sought to compel USCIS to provide automatic employment authorization extensions for certain H-4 and L-2 spouses.

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Latest OSHA Ruling Faces Legal Challenges

Latest OSHA Ruling Faces Legal Challenges

November 15, 2021 at 3:27 PM - COVID-19,

Update on OHSA's November 4 Ruling:

On November 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued its order and opinion, reaffirming its November 5 initial stay that halted enforcement of the emergency testing standard (ETS) issued by OSHA on November 4 (the "Mandate"). 

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OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard Mandating COVID-19 Vaccinations or Testing for Many Private Employers

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard Mandating COVID-19 Vaccinations or Testing for Many Private Employers

November 5, 2021 at 11:37 AM - mandated vaccinations,

On November 4, 2021, the Biden Administration issued a final Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ruling in the form of an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) designed to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace. OSHA also released a summary of the ETS and FAQs to support employer compliance with this new ETS.

Overview
Under the ETS, private employers with 100 or more employees will be required to:

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Minimizing (some) of the Pain of a Customer’s Bankruptcy

Minimizing (some) of the Pain of a Customer’s Bankruptcy

November 4, 2021 at 1:16 PM - bankruptcy,

The COVID-19 pandemic may be waning, but the damage and disruption to all sorts of businesses caused by it linger on. Although new bankruptcy petitions filed thus far in 2021 are substantially fewer than the record number filed in 2020, consumer-facing businesses remain vulnerable to external conditions beyond their control with a likely ripple effect throughout the economy.

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Fully vaccinated non-essential travelers from Canada and Mexico permitted to enter the U.S. beginning Nov. 8th

Fully vaccinated non-essential travelers from Canada and Mexico permitted to enter the U.S. beginning Nov. 8th

November 4, 2021 at 8:43 AM - COVID-19,

DHS to implement 1st phase of land border vaccination requirement on November 8, 2021

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7 Issues to Consider When Working with Influencers

7 Issues to Consider When Working with Influencers

November 3, 2021 at 10:02 AM - FTC,

The growth of influencer marketing has been nothing short of meteoric since social media carved a place in our daily lives in the early 2000’s[1]. Today, most brand marketing campaigns include an influencer component, capitalizing on the follower base of prolific content creators and the trust they’ve built with their supporters. Because of its effectiveness in shaping consumer opinion, influencer marketing has not escaped the attention of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)[2]. Although its endorsement guidelines may not have the full force of law yet, the FTC has begun taking action against both influencers AND the brands who engage them for violations of its rules[3].

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Joint Ventures Involving Tax-exempt Organizations (Part 1)

Joint Ventures Involving Tax-exempt Organizations (Part 1)

November 1, 2021 at 1:20 PM - Nonprofits,

Lakshmi Sarma Ramani (a Member of our Washington D.C.-based team) and co-author Anita Drummond discuss joint ventures between tax-exempt organizations and for-profit entities in their new 2-part series featured in the ACC Docket's Nonprofit Knowledge column.

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