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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and Subchapter V of Chapter 11

Known as a “reorganization” bankruptcy, Chapter 11 bankruptcy allows businesses and individuals to reorganize their debts and repay their creditors over time. While Chapter 11 is the most expensive and complicated form of bankruptcy, Chapter 11 bankruptcy can be a good fit for some businesses because it generally allows business owners to remain open and retain control of their operations as they repay their creditors.

Executive Order Calls on Federal Agencies to Review Trump-Era Immigration Policies

President Joe Biden released an executive order on February 2, 2021 instructing federal immigration agencies to conduct comprehensive reviews of immigration policies from the Trump administration, including the public charge rule. The order also requests agencies to eliminate barriers to citizenship and faster Form N-400, Application for Naturalization processing times. Agencies are instructed to recommend policy revisions where appropriate.

Legal Considerations for Remote, Out-of-State Workers

Many employers have shifted to a partially or fully remote workplace in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This flexibility can lend itself to increased productivity and better worker retention. But as a growing number of remote workers are moving or living outside of the state where the employer’s offices are located, businesses should carefully consider the legal implications of an out-of-state workforce.

DOJ Sues Facebook, Alleging Discrimination Against US Workers

In December 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a suit against Facebook, Inc. claiming that the company discriminated against United States workers by reserving certain permanent job opportunities for foreign nationals on temporary work visas. The lawsuit’s outcome could impact how US companies sponsor permanent foreign workers.

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