Jan 19, 2021

Additional Restrictions on Imports from Xinjiang

Imports from China

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) is moving aggressively to prevent the importation of Chinese goods suspected of having been made with forced labor. Effective January 13, 2021, CBP, pursuant to a Withhold Release Order, will detain cotton and tomato products produced in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region at all U.S. ports of entry. This Withhold Release Order is intended to enforce federal law prohibiting the importation of products produced in whole or in part by convict, forced, or indentured labor. 19 U.S.C. § 1307. CBP’s Withhold Release Order is the latest in a series of U.S. measures targeting products… Read more

Sep 14, 2015

Interns Come to the Eleventh Circuit

Recently, the news has contained reports about litigation over the status under federal labor laws of unpaid interns. Such internships can provide valuable training to students as well as offering a foot in the door of a future employer. However, internships may at times feel more like real work than educational experiences. Interns may feel that employment-like experiences entitle them to employment-like benefits such as regular pay and the protection of federal labor laws. When does an internship cross over from being an educational experience into employment? The Eleventh Circuit addressed that issue in Schumann v. Collier Anesthesia, P.A., Case… Read more