Government Shutdown

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Department of Labor Issues Alert on Handling of Applications Impacted by the Shutdown

On October 31, 2013, the Department of Labor issued detailed guidance regarding the handling of applications and responses after the government shutdown. The Office of the Foreign Labor Certifications (OFLC) is implementing...more

Healthcare Update, No. 4, November 2013: 'Tis The Season: Employers And The Flu

This flu season may be one of the worst in years, but the experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cannot monitor its severity and scope because of the federal government shutdown. Unofficial flu...more

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - October 2013 - Issue 3

In This Issue: - Top News ..Deal to Raise Debt Ceiling, End Shutdown Yields No Major Changes to Health Care Law ..Problems with HealthCare.gov Website Continue; HHS Working to Fix Issues ..Kaiser Study...more

US China Trade War Developments –Trade, False Claims Act, Patents, US/Chinese Antitrust And Securities

On December 3, 2013, former Congressman Don Bonker of APCO and I will be speaking in Vancouver, Canada at a breakfast conference held by the American Chamber of Commerce on “The Trans-Pacific Partnership Demystified: A...more

The Department of Labor Provides Limited Guidance on Certain Applications Affected by the Government Shutdown

On October 21, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a statement regarding special mailing procedures that will be implemented for H-2A Certifications due to delays caused by the government shutdown between October 1 and...more

E-Verify Operations Resume After Government Shutdown

On October 17, 2013, E-Verify resumed operations after the government shutdown. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has issued detailed guidance on how to handle E-Verify functions affected by the shutdown, which is...more

USCIS Issues Guidance Regarding Handling of Certain I-129 Petitions Affected by the Government Shutdown

During the government shutdown between October 1 and October 17, 2013, while the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) was operational as usual, the Department of Labor (DOL) was not. This affected the ability of...more

Government Reopens with Affordable Care Act in Place

On October 17, President Obama signed the bill titled the “Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014” (the “Act”) ending the 16-day government shutdown and lifting the nation’s debt limit. The Senate voted 81-18 in favor of the...more

USCIS Guidance on E-Verify Issues Post Resolution of Federal Government Shutdown

On October 17, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that E-Verify has resumed operations following resolution of the federal government shutdown. During the shutdown, USCIS suspended the...more

Now or Never – Protecting Your Right to Recover Costs Caused by the Government Shutdown

Now that the government shutdown has ended, contractors must quickly assess whether and how to recover any additional costs that were caused by the shutdown. The clock is ticking and any unjustified delay may result in a...more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- October 21, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; Miscellaneous; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - On October 16th, 16 days after the government shut...more

Apocalypse Averted Again: Preliminary Thoughts on Welcoming Workers Back From the Government Shutdown

As my colleague Jill Collins discussed a few weeks ago, the government shutdown had a broad impact on a number of workers in the public and private sectors. Now that the federal government has reopened, employers welcoming...more

Navigating Post-Shutdown Employment Law Issues For Government Contractors

After more than two weeks, the federal government shutdown finally ended late in the evening on October 16, 2013. Although the end of the shutdown is great news for federal employees and government contractors, the last three...more

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae Offer Guidance Regarding Government Shutdown

On October 8, Freddie Mac issued Bulletin 2013-19 to provide guidance related to the federal government shutdown that began on October 1. Fannie Mae recently issued similar guidance in Lender Letter LL-2013-08. ...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - October 17, 2013

Environmental and Policy Focus -Federal Shutdown Impacts EPA Staff: The Guardian - Oct 2 -- Nearly all of the 16,205 employees of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) across the country, with oversight of air...more

Lawmakers Reach Deal to End Government Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling

While the focus over the past 16 days has been on the shuttered government and the prospect of the United States defaulting on its debt obligations, there are subtexts that are relevant to the health care industry. This On...more

Content Strategy – Did Republicans lose the shutdown battle because they don’t tweet?

What does content strategy and marketing have to do with the epic shutdown battle that went into halftime today? Apparently everything. ...more

U.S. Federal Government Shutdown: Final Update

The Elevator Speech Overview - Wednesday – day sixteen of the government shutdown with one day remaining until the debt ceiling was predicted to hit – saw the late night resolution of the government shutdown and the debt...more

Alert! U.S. Federal Government Shutdown Ends…. E-Verify has Resumed

During the federal government shutdown all employers were required to continue to complete and retain Form I-9 for every employee hired, however, E-Verify employers were unable to access the federal government online based...more

Wages for Furloughed Employees

As the government shutdown winds on, many government contractors and clients have faced stop work orders from the government. Contractors have in turn furloughed their own idle employees. While this is a reasonable and...more

End to Government Shutdown Heralds Resumption of US Immigration Processing

As of October 17, 2013, the government shutdown in effect since October 1, 2013 has come to an end. The shutdown had negatively impacted immigration processing in matters handled by the Department of State, United States...more

Infrastructure Alert - October 16, 2013

The government shutdown has now entered its third week, and the debt limit has become a central part of negotiations. Many infrastructure programs have grinded to a halt, as inspections, environmental review and rule-making...more

Q&A with West Allen: The Lasting Damage to U.S. ?Courts due to the Government Shutdown

Last July, Lewis Roca Rothgerber attorney West Allen testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary ?Subcommittee on Bankruptcy and the Courts on the negative effects that automatic spending cuts, ?or budget sequestration, would...more

Events moving fast in Congress: the shape of things to come?

The next two days in Congress will be characterized by fast-moving developments on the government shutdown/debt ceiling issues. As of this morning the situation is as follows...more

U.S. Federal Government Shutdown: Daily Update #10

The Elevator Speech Overview - Wednesday is day nine of the Government Shutdown. Eight days until the Treasury says the U.S. will hit its debt ceiling. Democratic and Republican House leaders met today in a private...more

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