United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is extending its remote Form I-9 verification policy through March 31, 2021 to help employers cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Proposition 65 (Prop. 65) requires California businesses with 10 or more employees to put a clear and reasonable warning on their products if they contain certain harmful chemicals on the Prop. 65 list above allowable levels. Companies should carefully respond to Prop. 65 notices of violation as these can be costly interruptions to business.
Since November 1990 , Temporary Protected Status (TPS) provides temporary relief from deportation for nationals of countries that are unsafe due to armed conflicts or natural disasters. TPS also offers temporary employment authorization and is available for six- to 18-month periods, with extensions available at the discretion of the US Attorney General (AG). The TPS program has received renewed attention under the Biden presidency.
On March 9, 2021, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit lifted its stay on a court order which blocked the Public Charge Final Rule. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) immediately stopped applying the Public Charge Final Rule to all pending applications and petitions subject to the rule.