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The House on Wednesday agreed to extend for five weeks a popular pandemic relief loan program for small businesses, sending President Trump legislation to give companies more time to apply for federal help under an initiative created by the stimulus law.
On Monday, June 29, the Departments of Commerce and State announced that they were following through with changes to treat Hong Kong like China for exports of military and dual-use goods.
The California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act (CPRA) has qualified for the November 3, 2020 ballot, according to a recent update by the California Secretary of State’s office.
As reported here previously, the District of Columbia Council passed the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016, which was signed into law on February 17, 2017.
July 9, 2020
Once the USMCA becomes effective on July 1, 2020, you will want to be USMCA-ready. It is never too late to review your current NAFTA process to make sure it is aligned with the USMCA requirements.
The US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced a policy change that is sure to please employers facing administrative FLSA back wages claims. Effective on July 1, 2020, the Division will cease to routinely pursue liquidated damages when settling those claims pre-litigation.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is offering prioritized examination for trademark and service mark applications covering goods and services that offer COVID-19 relief.
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While gearing up to get trillions of dollars into the economy, the government was also setting in place the mechanism to investigate and prosecute fraud related to these programs.
There are many types of swaps: commodity swaps, foreign exchange swaps, but of primary interest to real estate lawyers are interest rate swaps. Interest rate swaps are colloquially thought of as contracts by which a naturally floating rate interest rate contract (a loan agreement or promissory note)
A 'How-To' Guide for Obtaining Remedies for Intentional, Bad Faith Conduct
July 28, 2020
Partner Rachel Hold-Weiss will present at the 2020 National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Financial Management Conference on July 28.
Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board reversed course and held that employers may discipline employees represented by a newly elected union before a collective bargaining agreement is negotiated, and without having to give the union notice and an opportunity to bargain over the discipline.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers and other stakeholders should submit comments on the Proposed Rule by July 20, 2020.
Effective June 20, 2020, the Federal Reserve updated its Term Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions (the “Updated FAQs”) describing the Main Street Lending Program (the “Program”) to expand the number of businesses that may be eligible to borrow under the Program.
President Trump has issued an Executive Order restricting foreign nationals from entering the US in various temporary work visa categories (H-1B, H-2B, L-1, and certain J-1 categories, restricting entry of family members requiring derivative visas).
The FDA has just issued a Guidance on what it considers to be appropriate Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) for Responding to COVID-19 infections in employees in drug and biological manufacturing facilities. 
On June 17, 2020, the US Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, published a new PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508EZ (EZ Forgiveness Application), which requires fewer calculations and less documentation for eligible borrowers.
Effective June 20, 2020, the Federal Reserve updated its Term Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions (the “Updated FAQs”) describing the Main Street Lending Program (the “Program”) to expand the number of businesses that may be eligible to borrow under the Program.
Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce the return of litigator Eric Roman. A Counsel in the New York office, Eric advises clients on technology and intellectual property disputes as well as complex commercial litigation, investigations, and regulatory compliance.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect January 1, 2020 and created several rights for California residents, including the game-changing right to opt-out of the sale of personal information.
When California employers have arbitration agreements with employees, those agreements may encompass a dispute concerning wages. If an employee sues for wages, the employer can petition the court to compel arbitration based on the agreement. 
Arent Fox’s Fashion & Retail group, led by Partners Anthony V. Lupo, Michelle Mancino Marsh, and Katie Heilman, are representing Maison Valentino Italian and in a joint lawsuit against Kaitlyn Pan Group, LLC and New York resident Hao Pan.
On June 15, 2020, the owner of several information technology companies was charged in a criminal complaint with bank fraud and for making false statements to a financial institution.