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FFCRA Leave for Remote Learning

Posted On August 31, 2020

by Christine Self The opening of the 2020-2021 school year looks very different than previous school years for many school districts, students, and families. While some school districts are starting the school year fully in-person, others are opting for a fully virtual return to school, offering a hybrid schedule, or offering options for families to
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ICE Extends I-9 In-Person Document Verification Until September

Posted On August 21, 2020

On March 19, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its deferment of the in-person verification of identity and employment eligibility documentation for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to precautions associated with COVID-19. On August 19, 2020, DHS announced its extension of this policy for an additional 30 days, through September 19, 2020.
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Missouri Supreme Court Report: Women Argue Infrequently in the Missouri Supreme Court—Though More Often than in the U.S. Supreme Court

Posted On August 19, 2020

by James R. Layton and Margaret A. Hesse Recently, researchers reported on the gender of attorneys arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court and other appellate courts. As a woman-owned law firm, those reports caught our attention. As the Missouri Supreme Court returns to oral arguments after its summer break, we contribute to that growing body
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Department of State Provides Guidance to Presidential Proclamation for National Interest Exception

Posted On August 18, 2020

On August 12, 2020, the State Department issued new guidance that expanded the ways foreign nationals and their employers could overcome Presidential Proclamation 10052 and its suspension of entry of foreign nationals on H-1B, L-1 and certain other temporary visas until at least December 31, 2020. The guidance broadened the “national interest exceptions” to the
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U.S. Supreme Court Expands “Ministerial Exception” for Religious Employers

Posted On July 24, 2020

by Adam Henningsen The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued an important decision concerning the “ministerial exception” to federal employment discrimination laws. The ministerial exception is a legal doctrine that protects religious entities from being sued for alleged discrimination.  Courts generally refrain from adjudicating matters involving employment decisions regarding employees who perform certain functions for churches
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American Academy of Appellate Lawyers Announces Recommendations for Remote Oral Argument Developed by Task Force Led by Tueth Keeney’s Jim Layton

Posted On July 22, 2020

by Jim Layton The American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, a select group of very experienced appellate advocates, has published its recommendations for appellate courts to hear oral arguments remotely. The recommendations were prepared by a task force led by Academy Fellow Jim Layton of Tueth Keeney. They were based on the remote argument experience of
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Immigration Alert: Presidential Proclamation Temporarily Suspending Entry of Certain Nonimmigrants is Effective TODAY

Posted On June 24, 2020

As anticipated, on Monday, June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation (also referred to as Executive Order) that temporarily suspends entry into the United States of certain foreign nationals seeking to enter in the following visa categories:  H-1B (specialty occupation workers), H-2B (seasonal non-agricultural workers), L-1 (intracompany transferees) and certain J-1 visa holders (intern,
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