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President Biden Issues Quick Executive Order Reform to U.S. Immigration Policy, Other Measures

Feb 03, 2021

On January 20, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. quickly initiated a broad immigration reform agenda through a multi-pronged approach of issuing a series of executive orders on his first day in office, proposing comprehensive legislation to Congress, and freezing the “midnight regulations” of the prior administration to allow the new administration time to review […]

Amazon Releases New Government Information Demands Data, Germany 2020 Data Requests Spike

Feb 02, 2021

Amazon released new transparency data this weekend in its bi-annual transparency report, citing a record number of international government data demands in the second half of 2020. According to the report, Amazon processed 27,664 government demands for user data, which includes data on customer shopping searches as well as data from Amazon Echo and Ring […]

Cybersecurity: Protecting Small Business Personal and Client Data

Oct 21, 2020

“Securing cyberspace is one of the most important and urgent challenges of our time.” -Senator Jay Rockefeller, Former Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Small Businesses Face Cybersecurity Challenges According to the Verizon Business 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (“DBIR”), almost a third or 28% of data breaches in 2020 involved small businesses.  […]

Draft Legislation Proposed to Permit Mobile Notarization

Mar 31, 2020

Draft Legislation Proposed to Permit Mobile Notarization Recognizing the legal challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic presents, four sections of the North Carolina Bar Association (Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law, Elder & Special Needs Law, Litigation, and Real Property) collaborated to draft and propose legislation that would enable remote witnessing/notarization and execution during the current North […]

Coronavirus Concerns in the Workplace

Mar 16, 2020

Coronavirus Concerns in the Workplace Preparing Employers and Employees for Public Health Emergencies and COVID-19 On January 30, as the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the coronavirus was a global public health emergency, many uncertainties resulted from the spread of the virus for both employers and employees. Employers across the country now find themselves resorting […]

Changes to Income-Based Restrictions on Immigration Policy

Feb 26, 2020

On Feb. 24, 2020, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule nationwide. On January 27, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Trump administration’s emergency request to start enforcing the immigration rule, a decision that nullified an order by a federal appeals court to block the immigration restrictions […]

New SECURE Act Could Mean Changes to IRA Trusts for Minors

Jan 03, 2020

In December 2019, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, a bipartisan retirement bill passed that includes many bi-partisan reforms that increase access to workplace plans and expand retirement savings. The retirement legislation expands opportunities for individuals to increase their retirement and estate planning plans, including policy changes on defined contribution (DC) […]

Holiday Travel Tips

Dec 07, 2019

Traveling for the holidays? Quickly find out the up-to-date visa requirements for over 238 countries at this website (along with handy travel tips, such as what type of power adapter you’ll need). Happy Holidays from The Law Offices of Angela C. Schulz, PLLC!


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