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Update on Coronavirus, Impact on Consular Services

The recent news of an outbreak of a new coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, Province, China raises issues for employers and employees about the appropriate workplace responses. Please see our legal update and impact for employers and employees of Coronavirus.

In addition, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has announced it is allowing all non-emergency personnel at US embassies and consulates in China to leave the country due to the coronavirus. DOS confirmed to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) that consular services will continue “as resources allow” but may be “significantly limited.”

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Forrest G. Read IV, Immigration, Employment, Attorney, Jackson Lewis, Law Firm
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Forrest Read is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has extensive experience in both business immigration law and employment law and has special expertise in legal issues in graduate medical education (GME).

Mr. Read's immigration practice focuses on assisting employers in obtaining employment-based nonimmigrant visas (e.g., H-1B, L, O, TN) for foreign national employees and work-related immigrant (green card) visas, including PERM Labor Certifications, and advising employers on compliance with U.S. immigration laws and...

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