FTC Bans Non-Compete Agreements

FTC Bans Non-Compete Agreements

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission announced a final rule that would ban almost all non-competition agreements for U.S. workers.  Non-compete clauses are commonly included in employment contracts to prevent an employee from quitting one company to work for one of...
USCIS Fees Are Changing

USCIS Fees Are Changing

For the first time since 2016, USCIS is changing the fees it charges for virtually all immigration filings.  Unlike most other federal agencies, USCIS is almost entirely fee-funded, with 96% of its operating budget coming from filing fees and only 4% from...
New Tax Penalty Relief from the IRS

New Tax Penalty Relief from the IRS

Yesterday, the IRS announced new tax penalty relief that could be a welcome holiday surprise for many Americans with overdue tax bills.  The IRS will waive failure to pay penalties for individuals and businesses who owe less than $100,000 in taxes from 2020 or 2021,...