With employers across industries being impacted, recent changes to H1-B visa regulations by the Trump administration are likely to be reversed, said Liz Stern, head of Mayer Brown’s Global Mobility & Migration practice, in an October 26 HR Dive article.

Business groups—including the US Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, National Retail

Dress suits now occupy a dark corner of the closet, while sweatpants and jeans are the daily clothing choices for those of us working from home. This seismic wardrobe shift is having a profound effect across the global supply chain, impacting everyone from sheep farmers to business attire chains. 

London-based Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner

A Kansas liberal arts college dropped a proposed class action against a national insurer, which alleged that the carrier did not cover financial losses related to COVID-19. As a result of the pandemic, Benedictine College had shut down campus activities and dorms and refunded students over $1 million in room-and-board fees. 

As detailed in an

Mayer Brown Employment & Benefits partners Duncan Abate and Hong Tran (both Hong Kong) predict few employers will move forward with mass employee COVID-19 testing. According to Duncan and Hong, once employers carry out individual risk assessments, many will likely avoid making testing a requirement, outside of those in the most at-risk industries.

In an

After a period of relative leniency in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, bank regulators in the coming months are expected to begin taking a tougher stance and imposing stiffer penalties for COVID-19-related money laundering activities.

In an October 7 article in S&P Global Market Intelligence, Paris-based counsel Joydeep Sengupta, a member of

On August 12, US District Judge Amit P. Mehta of the DC federal court ordered the federal government to turn over documents concerning the Trump administration’s coronavirus travel ban. As reported in an August 12 article in Law360, the federal government had until August 17 to hand over any policies, directives or orders.

Mayer

On August 7th, President Trump signed four presidential memoranda aimed at providing another round of economic stimulus and financial assistance for unemployed workers. The White House has been negotiating with Congressional leaders for several weeks on legislation that would extend many of the emergency economic programs established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and provide additional aid to the economy that is still struggling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the CARES Act was enacted in March with overwhelming bipartisan support, the White House and Congressional leaders have been unable to reach agreement on another legislative package. The parties have deadlocked over the inclusion of aide to the states (sought by Congressional Democrats), COVID-19 liability protections (sought by GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell), and the amount of enhanced unemployment benefits (Congressional Democrats have sought to extend the CARES Act’s $600 per week; the White House and Congressional Republicans have sought to lower the amount to around $300 per week). In addition, the parties have sharply different views on the overall spending level for the next bill. In May, House Democrats passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, which would provide $3 trillion dollars in stimulus, while Senate Republicans have introduced a $1 trillion stimulus bill.

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“In the Know,” Mayer Brown’s exclusive forum for professional women, hosted its annual speed-networking lunch on July 30.

In line with the times, guest speaker Shannon Block, a Denver, Colorado-based CEO and entrepreneur, offered an insightful discussion on “Digital Divides and Opportunities in the COVID-19 World.” Did you know that 70 percent of the US

Mayer Brown partner Nicole Saharsky comments in the Bloomberg Law article “Zoom Courts Will Stick Around as Virus Forces Seismic Change,” which explores the future of virtual court proceedings post-pandemic.

“Ideally you want it to just be a conversation between you and the judge during oral arguments about your side of things and why your