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Summary of Recent Immigration Developments

Student and Exchange Visitor Program (“SEVP”) to Mail Notices to Optional Practical Training (“OPT”) Students Without Employer Information The SEVP has issued a Broadcast Message stating that it is conducting a review of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (“SEVIS”) records for OPT participants and mailing notices to students who have not reported employer […]


SEC Approves New Disclosures for Banks and Savings & Loans

On September 11, 2020, the SEC adopted new rules to “update and expand the statistical disclosures” that banks and savings and loans are required to provide to investors.  The new rules replace Industry Guide 3 – which has not been meaningfully updated for more than 30 years – and will be included in a new […]


DOL Re-Defines “Health Care Provider”, Sets Limits to New York Federal Court’s Ruling

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has announced that it will be publishing a revised rule to provide clarification for employers and others seeking to understand the paid leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). In early August, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York entered an order […]


Statewide Judicial Election Update

Florida’s 2020 Primary Election was held on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, now the results are in and we have compiled the details of the judicial races in the document below.  Circuit court judges serve six-year terms and are elected by voters of the circuits in nonpartisan, contested elections.Circuit judges deal with criminal felonies, domestic relations, […]


Employers Left in Limbo After New York Federal Court Strikes Down FFCRA Regulations

On March 18, 2020, the Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) (See Gunster’s client alert discussing the FFCRA here: New Bill Requires Paid Leave for Employees Affected by Coronavirus), which, among other things, granted certain employees paid sick leave for COVID-19 related reasons. The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued Regulations implementing […]


Effective October 2nd, Increase in USCIS Filing Fees

The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has announced a final rule that adjusts fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests to ensure U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) recovers its costs of services. This final rule is effective October 2, 2020. Any application, petition, or request postmarked on or after this date must include payment […]


SEC Amends Disclosures of Business, Legal Proceedings, and Risk Factors

On August 26, 2020, the SEC announced the adoption of amendments to Regulation S-K, the “general” regulation covering disclosure under the federal securities laws.  The items amended are 101 (description of business), 103 (legal proceedings), and 105 (risk factors).  As expected, and as indicated in the SEC’s August 2019 proposing release, the amendments continue the […]


SEC Amends “Accredited Investor” and “Qualified Institutional Buyer” Definitions

On August 26, 2020, the SEC announced the adoption of amendments to the definitions of “accredited investor” and “qualified institutional buyer,” terms that loom very large in determining who may invest in private placements.  The amendments are in line with the SEC’s previously stated intention of making private investments available to more investors and will, […]


Summary of Recent Immigration Developments

Form I-9 Verification During EAD Production Delays Due to COVID-19 On August 19, 2020, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that, due to the extraordinary and unprecedented COVID-19 public health emergency, the production of certain Employment Authorization Documents (Form I-766, EAD) is delayed.  As a result, employees may use Form I-797, Notice of […]


Statewide Election Update

Florida’s 2020 Primary Election was held on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, now the results are in and we have compiled the details of the legislative races in the presentation below. Please note this does not include judicial races, we will provide you with a subsequent alert once the results are certified. The US 2020 General […]


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