Given the outbreak and continued transmission and spread of COVID-19, the United States and Mexico have suspended normal border crossing operations and processes for those who are not engaged in essential travel.
On March 20, 2020, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued an Executive Order requiring all individuals currently living within the State of Illinois to “stay at home or at their place of residence,” except as specifically allowed.
As many employers see shifts in business practices to allow teleworking during the COVID-19 outbreak, employers of nonimmigrant workers should be mindful of needed steps for continued compliance with the regulations governing nonimmigrant employment.
The emergency paid sick leave provided in the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act is in addition to the statutory sick leave benefit and applicable vacation leave to which Puerto Rico non-exempt employees are entitled.
This article briefly summarizes the recent governmental guidance on Form I-9 requirements, travel, and visa processing and services, among other matters, in response to the national emergency caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.