Effective April 5, the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is being expanded to include citizens of Greece. VWP enables nationals of 36 participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business (B visitor purposes) for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Note that just like all other VWP participants, Greek citizens must complete an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) registration. Online resources include the steps to register for the ESTA program and a government FAQ sheet.
Supreme Court Once Again Saves the ACA: Rules Yes on Tax Credits For Purchasers From a Federal Exchange
On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that tax credits are available to individuals in states that have a federal Exchange under Section 1321 of the Affordable Care Act (the Act or the ACA). In a 6-to-3 ruling, the majority opinion declined to treat the issue as merely a matter of deference to the Internal Revenue Service’s interpretation of the Act.
Litigating Age Claims in California: Not Every Settlement Agreement Requires OWBPA Consideration and Revocation Periods
The Facts I represent a national company with operations in California. A former employee recently filed a lawsuit against them in a California state court. After negotiating with opposing counsel, the parties entered into a settlement agreement resolving the lawsuit after the action was filed but before trial. The complaint contained multiple…..
‘It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again’: the District of Columbia’s Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Takes Effect on October 1, 2022
After more than two years of delay and amendment, the District of Columbia’s Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020, which was introduced in the pre-pandemic days of 2020, will finally take legal effect on October 1, 2022. Efforts to amend the 2020 act culminated in the Non-Compete Clarification Amendment Act of 2022 (D.C. Act 24-526), which Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law on July 27, 2022.