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Travel 2.0: Vaccine Passports and Visas—What’s Next on the Horizon

One of industries perhaps hardest hit by the coronavirus, the travel industry, received welcomed news late last week in the form of CDC guidance stating that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can resume domestic travel and do not need to get tested for COVID-19 before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel. According to the... Continue Reading…
April 5, 2021

Travel 2.0: Vaccine Passports and Visas—What’s Next on the Horizon

One of industries perhaps hardest hit by the coronavirus, the travel industry, received welcomed news late last week in the form of CDC guidance stating that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can resume domestic travel and do not need to get tested for COVID-19 before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel. Our full publication is... Continue Reading
April 5, 2021

Travel 2.0: Vaccine Passports and Visas—What’s Next on the Horizon

One of industries perhaps hardest hit by the coronavirus, the travel industry, received welcomed news late last week in the form of CDC guidance stating that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can resume domestic travel and do not need to get tested for COVID-19 before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel. According to the...… Continue Reading
April 5, 2021

ICE Announces Extension for Temporary Flexibility for I-9 Compliance to May 31

ICE has announced that I-9 flexibility will be continued for another 60 days, until May 31, 2021. Here is ICE’s full announcement. With this extension, ICE specifically noted that employees hired on or after April 1, 2021 who work exclusively in a remote setting due to COVID-19 related precautions will be exempt from the I-9... Continue Reading
March 31, 2021

ICE Announces Extension for Temporary Flexibility for I-9 Compliance to May 31

ICE has announced that I-9 flexibility will be continued for another 60 days, until May 31, 2021. Here is ICE’s full announcement. With this extension, ICE specifically noted that employees hired on or after April 1, 2021 who work exclusively in a remote setting due to COVID-19 related precautions will be exempt from the I-9... Continue Reading…
March 31, 2021

Easing of COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Expected in May

Some of the inbound international travel restrictions that have bedeviled U.S. employers reportedly are expected to be lifted by mid-May. This will include restrictions on travel from the UK, Europe, and Brazil, as well as the travel restrictions at the Northern and Southern borders, which were recently continued until April 21, 2021. An anonymous senior... Continue Reading…
March 25, 2021

Easing of COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Expected in May

Some of the inbound international travel restrictions that have bedeviled U.S. employers reportedly are expected to be lifted by mid-May. This will include restrictions on travel from the UK, Europe, and Brazil, as well as the travel restrictions at the Northern and Southern borders, which were recently continued until April 21, 2021. An anonymous senior... Continue Reading
March 25, 2021

Noncitizen Bears Burden of Proof When Challenging Deportation, U.S. Supreme Court Rules

A noncitizen applying for relief from deportation bears the burden of proving all elements of eligibility for relief, including that a conviction under a divisible state statute does not render the person ineligible for relief, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-3 opinion (Justice Amy Coney Barrett did not participate). Pereida v. Wilkinson,... Continue Reading
March 9, 2021

Companies Prep to Return to Worksites as Temporary Flexibility for I-9 Compliance Extended

Flexibility in completing I-9 Employment Verification Forms has been continued until March 31, 2021, and it may be extended beyond that. Under that flexibility, employers have been allowed to inspect Section 2 Form I-9 documents virtually (e.g., over video link, by fax, or by email). Nevertheless, as companies “return” to worksites and show their own... Continue Reading…
March 2, 2021

Companies Prep to Return to Worksites as Temporary Flexibility for I-9 Compliance Extended

Flexibility in completing I-9 Employment Verification Forms has been continued until March 31, 2021, and it may be extended beyond that. Under that flexibility, employers have been allowed to inspect Section 2 Form I-9 documents virtually (e.g., over video link, by fax, or by email). Nevertheless, as companies “return” to worksites and show their own... Continue Reading
March 2, 2021

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