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Since Congress established the EB-5 Program in 1990, individuals interested in investing capital into the U.S. can do so and enjoy the benefits of becoming lawful permanent residents of the United States. The EB-5 Program is based on three main elements, (1) an applicant’s investment of capital of at least $500,000 to $1,000,000; (2) in a new commercial enterprise, (3) that creates at least 10 jobs for qualifying employees.
On July 13, 2016, attorney Angel Riley, attended Aim High visiting day at Roosevelt Elementary School in Redwood City, California. Aim High was co-founded 30 years ago by Alec Lee, and is an organization that offers free summer learning programs to middle school students in Northern California, with classes at 17 different schools within the region.
California passed new anti-smoking legislation which places greater restrictions on smoking in the work place. No business can allow smoking in the workplace if clients or other non-employees are allowed into their workplace. The new law also applies to company breakrooms, hotel lobbies, bars, banquet rooms and warehouses, which were previously exempt from California's workplace smoking ban.
A deal has been made in Sacramento to terminate the regulatory powers of the Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) over the passenger stage industry. Regulatory oversight will soon be transferred to the DMV and CHP. This a major event as the PUC has regulated bus carriers for many decades.
Many motor carriers utilize the services of independent owner operator truck drivers. As many as 6,000 such drivers are believed to operate in the Port of Oakland. Many more operate in the Southern California ports.
Most owner operator drivers own their own trucks and are truly independent contractors. They operate their own businesses and profit according to their skills and work ethic. They can decline loads, work for multiple carriers, and take as much time off as they like. They control their own destiny.