New California Workplace Violence Prevention Program Requirements

by Jennifer Shaw and Melissa Whitehead | | January 9, 2024 By July 1, 2024, employers must establish, implement, and maintain an “effective” workplace violence prevention plan (“WVPP”). The WVPP…

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Department of State Announces Pilot Program for Renewal of Certain H-1B Nonimmigrant Visas

New Department of State pilot program is designed to allow certain Indian and Canadian nationals to renew their H-1B nonimmigrant visas in the United States. Process is expected to expedite…

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IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program for ERC Refunds

On Dec. 21, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced a new voluntary disclosure program (VDP) for taxpayers who have received an employee retention credit (ERC) refund for which they might not…

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L.A. ordinance would make al fresco dining program permanent

When the L.A. Al Fresco dining program was established in 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Christy Vega said it saved her 67-year-old family-owned restaurant. The program let…

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Philadelphia Youth Diversion Program Yields Major Drop in School-Based Arrests

Despite a national increase in youth arrests associated with school incidents, Philadelphia’s Police School Diversion Program, launched in 2014, has decreased the number of youth arrests from nearly 1,600 in…

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Program Trading wins Hollywood Derby at Del Mar – Orange County Register

It doesn’t always turn out that way, but Saturday’s $300,000 Grade I Hollywood Derby at Del Mar was a prime example of a race playing out the way it looked…

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Restorative Justice Program Sees Success in Costa Rica

A new Costa Rican penal code provision enables a judge to recommend punishments other than prison time and reduces sentences to 3-8 years for women who are either living in…

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DHS Issues Proposed Rule to Modernize the H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker Program

On October 23, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which the agency indicates will modernize and improve the H-1B specialty occupation worker…

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Local Minnesota Police Department Launches In-Home Mental Health Program for People in Crisis

The Bloomington, Minnesota Police Department is launching a pilot mental health program that provides immediate in-home therapy for people in crisis, Kiya Edwards reports for KARE11. The Innovative Mental Health…

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Canada federal court approves $23B settlement over discriminatory underfunding of First Nations program – JURIST

The Federal Court of Canada approved on Tuesday, a CA$ 23 billion settlement to compensate First Nations children and families who were harmed by the discriminatory underfunding of the First…

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A Pacoima pupuseria is among the first to participate in reusable foodware program

After 14 years in business, Maria Flores recently celebrated a big change in her Pacoima restaurant, Pupuseria Cuzcatlan, that she hopes will save her money and help improve the environment….

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Michigan Authorities Seize 700 Illegal Firearms as Part of State Program

A statewide Michigan public safety campaign has led to the removal of more than 500 illegal guns from people on probation or parole, Colin Jackson reports for Michigan Radio. Targeted…

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What is a credit card hardship program? – Press Enterprise

Erik J. Martin | Bankrate.com (TNS) Finding it increasingly difficult to pay your credit card bills due to some bad luck? Have you overcharged beyond your ability to repay your…

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Professor Kat Macfarlane Named Director of the Syracuse University College of Law Disability Law and Policy Program with Founder Professor Arlene Kanter Retiring after the 2023-24 Academic Year

Noted disability rights scholar Professor Kat Macfarlane is the new Director of the Syracuse University College of Law’s groundbreaking Disability Law and Policy Program (DLPP). Macfarlane comes to the College…

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Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Program Opens on October 4, 2023

On October 4, 2023, at noon EDT, the U.S. Department of State will open the annual Diversity Visa (DV) lottery registration period for fiscal year (FY) 2025. The online registration…

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CalOptima’s street medicine program seeing success in action – Orange County Register

During one of the first appointments on a recent day, registered nurse Nicole Coye hopped from the van she drives the streets, tending to folks, and was quickly engulfed in…

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Colorado Program Aims to Prioritize Mental Health Response Over Arrests

Pitkin County, Colorado, has faced scrutiny for its handling of people with mental health and substance abuse issues, but Interim Detentions Divisions Chief Dan Fellin says Pitkin County law enforcement…

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City of Hope receives $100 million gift for an integrative oncology program – Orange County Register

After two years of receiving treatment for stage 4 lung cancer, Diane Miller said she was still struggling with anxiety and lack of sleep. So when she was referred to…

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Protesters Arrested For Occupying McCarthy’s Office Over Threatened HIV Program

The U.S. Capitol Police arrested seven activists who staged a sit-in at House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) office on Monday demanding the renewal of a government-funded program that fights HIV…

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IRS Open Compliance Assurance Program Applications for Taxpayers

Monday, September 11, 2023 On Sept. 6, 2023, the IRS opened the application period for taxpayers interested in participating in the CAP program. (See, IR-2023-164). It will remain open until…

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