Three Considerations for Businesses Looking to Grow/Sell/Distribute Hemp and Hemp Products in New Jersey

Eric Alvarez, Associate, Norris McLaughlin This is an exciting time for cannabis law, and multitudes of individuals and businesses are finding themselves interested in or working with cannabis-related business issues.  From the purchase and sale of CBD, to the expansion of medical marijuana programs across the country, to the constant discussions and rumors swirling around View Article →

Fraud, Technical Violations and/or Misrepresentation That Could Trigger H-1B Visa Refusal

Upon approval of H-1B petition by the USCIS, foreign nationals residing abroad may need to go to the U.S. Consulate/Embassy to get an H-1B visa stamped into their passport before they can travel to and enter the United States. Before going for the visa interview, it is very important for a visa applicant to understand View Article →

The Restaurant Data Revolution: How Data Science is Transforming Restaurant Management

In recent years, the explosion of available data on customer preferences has resulted in a paradigm shift in restaurant operations. Restaurateurs are benefitting from an ability to using actionable, data-driven information to profitably engage customers—both on and offsite—and guide their most important strategic and operational decisions. “Critical data is being gathered from point-of-sale (POS) technologies View Article →

IRS Issues New Opportunity Zone Guidance and Proposed Regulations

On April 17, 2019, the IRS released highly anticipated additional guidance and proposed regulations concerning investments made under the Opportunity Zone program created under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The 169-page publication supplements and clarifies many aspects of the initial set of proposed regulations released by the IRS in October 2018 by View Article →

What is an H-1B Audit?

If you are an employer of a person who has an H-1B visa, you may face an audit and investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). DOL is cracking down on any suspected abuse of the H-1B visa program and has kicked up investigations into high gear. Facing a DOL audit and investigation may be stressful View Article →