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Immigration Implications of a Government Shutdown

by Epstein Becker & Green on

With the threat of a federal government shutdown distinctly on the horizon, it is important to consider the implications this may have on the immigration process. As our readers know, there are many federal agencies involved...more

Potential SEC Shutdown Impact on Capital Markets Transactions and Public Companies - Frequently Asked Questions

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On Friday, January 19, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that “should there be a federal government shutdown after January 19, the SEC will remain open for a limited number of days, fully staffed...more

Government Shutdown: The Impact on Immigration Processes

by Morgan Lewis on

Most operations are either fee-based or considered “essential” and are therefore expected to proceed normally. Barring passage of an eleventh-hour spending bill, the current continuing resolution will expire on January 20...more

FERC Remains Open During Government Shutdown—For Now

by McCarter & English, LLP on

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is still up and running despite the shutdown affecting most of the federal government. FERC announced last Friday that it will use its prior-year budget authority to continue...more

Potential SEC Shutdown: Frequently Asked Questions About the Impact on Capital Markets Transactions and Public Companies

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On Friday, January 19, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that “should there be a federal government shutdown after January 19, the SEC will remain open for a limited number of days, fully staffed...more

The Government Shutdown's Impact on Immigration

On January 20, 2018, the federal government entered into a partial shutdown following Congress’s failure to reach an agreement to continue funding the federal government. Certain federal agencies that rely solely on...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A look at Amazon’s newest concept—Amazon Go—a convenience store that opens in Seattle today complete with “shelves of food” found at other stores (including Whole Foods) but with nary a cashier in sight....more

Government Shutdown Central

Hard to believe, but labor and employment services are generally considered "non-essential." :-( You may have heard that the federal government shut down in the wee hours of Saturday morning. For the most part, the...more

Impact of Government Shutdown on Immigration Matters

Here is what we know so far about how this past weekend’s federal government “shutdown” will affect immigration adjudications and other related matters. As U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) operations are...more

Bracing For Impact: How Contractors Can Manage Their Risk During A Government Shutdown

As the potential for a Government shutdown gets closer to reality with each passing minute, United States Government contractors and subcontractors may soon find themselves in a confusing position as to what actions they...more

Blog: Impact of government shutdown on SEC operations

by Cooley LLP on

The SEC has finally posted a notice about its operating status in the event of a government shutdown. If there is a shutdown “after January 19, the SEC will remain open for a limited number of days, fully staffed and focused...more

Government Contractor Shutdown Advisory

by Blank Rome LLP on

With yet another government shutdown looming, contractors face a number of uncertainties and challenges that warrant close attention—regardless of whether a shutdown takes place or how long it lasts. Among other challenges,...more

What to Expect When You're Expecting Another Government Shutdown

by BakerHostetler on

As most federal contractors have learned, disruptions to the regular order of the congressional budget process have led to a heavy reliance on “continuing resolutions” for funding the government in recent years, and this year...more

What If The Government Shuts Down tonight?(1/19/2018): Impact On Immigration Services

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Congressional negotiations on a federal spending bill remain very active. To avoid a federal government shutdown, a decision or a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government at current levels must be reached...more

The Shutdown Top 10: Things You Should Know Before You Send Employees Home

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

With a possible federal government shutdown looming, many government contractors will face difficult employment decisions. If your company could be facing theses decisions, keep in mind the following labor and employment...more

What A Government Shutdown Would Mean For Employers

by Fisher Phillips on

If Congress cannot approve a budget by this Friday at midnight, the federal government will shut down. What will this mean for employers across the country? A look back at the most recent government shutdown will provide...more

UPDATE: President Trump Signs Tax Reform Legislation Into Law Early

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the most far-reaching tax reform legislation in a generation after Congress approved a short-term spending bill on Thursday, which will keep the government funded...more

Continuing Resolution extends EB-5 Program until January 2018

by Cozen O'Connor on

As expected, the House and the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (the “CR”) last week which extended the Federal budget until January 19, 2018. It is expected that the President will sign the CR. This new short-term...more

EB-5 Update!

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Congress has passed a stopgap spending bill which will extend the EB-5 Regional Center Program through January 19, 2018 without change. It is expected President Trump will sign the bill today, thereby averting a government...more

Congress Passes Government Funding Measures

by Baker Donelson on

On December 21, Congress passed a bill to continue funding the government through January 19, 2018, averting a potential government shutdown ahead of the December 22, 2017, deadline for the previous funding measure. The House...more

Window on Washington - Vol. 1, Issue 40

by Clark Hill PLC on

Busy January: Congress has left town with a long list of items that it will need to handle in January and throughout the first quarter of 2018. The continuing resolution that Congress just passed only funds the government...more

Breaking EB-5 Alert: EB-5 Regional Center Program Extended

In a late-night vote, the House and Senate passed and sent to the White House a continuing resolution that prevented a government shutdown and extended the EB-5 Regional Center Program until January 19, 2018. As we reported...more

EB-5 Program Extended to January 19, 2018

With just hours to spare in order to avoid a government shutdown, the House and Senate approved on December 21 a short-term continuing resolution (CR) funding federal activities through January 19. The CR was approved in the...more

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Expires in 5-Days. Will EB-5 be Reauthorized?

Washington’s divisive political climate has led to many uncertainties in the future of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program. Last week, the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution that prevented a government...more

Window on Washington - Vol. 1, Issue 39

by Clark Hill PLC on

Tax Vote This Week: After Senators Corker and Rubio announced their support of the tax bill on Friday afternoon, both Chambers announced their plans to move forward with voting on the compromise tax package this week. The...more

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