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Under Florida law, noncompete agreements signed after July 1996 are governed by Florida Statutes § 542.335.  This statute is the basis for court decisions as to whether any non-competition contract can be enforced in the State of Florida.  Over the … Continue reading

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What is Considered Undue Hardship for Student Loans in CA?

Millions of Americans are dealing with vast amounts of student loans that can be difficult to manage. While some borrowers may have reasonable repayment terms based on the amount of money the student borrowed, other students get locked into decades-long … Continue reading

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J-1 Waiver Through Hardship Basis Approved for Nepalese Client in South Dakota

CASE: J-1 Waiver of the Two-Year Foreign Residency Requirement, Extreme Hardship NATIONALITY:  Nepalese LOCATION: South Dakota Our Nepalese client came to the U.S. as a J-1 scholar with a Fulbright scholarship in 2014.  His J-1 status made him subject to … Continue reading

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Illinois Court of Appeals implores Legislature to change law to provide for wage-garnishment relief, finding itself constrained to exercise discretion in extreme hardship cases

 National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2004-1 v. Ogunbibi, No. 1-17-08612018 IL App (1st) 170861 (December 24, 2018)The legislature, in 2007, decided to take 15% of wages, regardless of the extreme hardship such a loss will impose on many persons. Because … Continue reading

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Proposed Hardship Withdrawal Regulations Provide Useful Guidance

While not exactly a Thanksgiving “miracle,” many retirement plan sponsors were no doubt thankful for the IRS’ recent issuance of proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regs”) addressing changes to the Code §401(k) and 403(b) plan hardship withdrawal rules enacted as part … Continue reading

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