Corporate E-Note - August 2021

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April Mason Authors Article For QSR Magazine

April Mason authored an article for QSR Magazine, published on July 21, 2021 on, discussing franchising opportunities and challenges in the food service industry as we look forward to a post-pandemic world.

April is located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Summary of Proposed 2021 Federal Tax Law Changes

This article, written by Columbia-based partner Erik Doerring, summarizes some of the most important changes President Biden has proposed to the Federal tax laws. 

Emily Mack Discusses Employer Vaccination Policies in SHRM

Emily Mack was quoted in an August 2, 2021 article published by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) discussing employer vaccination policies. As employers face renewed challenges for managing safe operations as the Delta variant of COVID-19 spreads, Mack shared considerations for employees who choose not to get vaccinated for medical or religious reasons and request an exemption or accommodation from a mandatory vaccine policy.

Emily is a partner in the firm’s Nashville, TN office.

Department of State Extends Validity of National Interest Exceptions to Regional COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

On July 6, 2021, the Department of State updated its National Interest Exception (NIE) guidelines. Going forward, NIEs to the regional travel restrictions will be valid for twelve months and multiple entries, provided they are used for the purpose for which they were originally approved. The updated guidelines are a welcome change for foreign national workers who regularly travel to restricted countries.

This article was written by Jon Eggert, a partner in the firm’s Hilton Head Island, SC office. 

Immigration Insights: Episode 5

In Episode Five, host Melissa Azallion Kenny discusses travel considerations particularly for international employees who may need to return to the United States to resume their jobs.

Melissa is a partner in the firm’s Hilton Head Island, SC office.

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