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Approximately 2,000 bills were introduced in the California State Legislature during the 2013-2014 legislative session. Of these, 896 bills made it to Governor Brown’s desk and 800 were signed into law....more
Beanie Baby Founder Pleads Guilty to $53-Million Tax Evasion
by Frank L. Brunetti on October 7, 2013
Ty Warner, founder of the iconic Beanie Baby empire, has agreed to plead guilty to federal tax evasion charges. His...more
Department of Justice Considers Personal Benefit an Important Factor in Prosecuting Employment Tax Cases
by Frank L. Brunetti on September 24, 2013
Since 2008, the U.S. economy has struggled and employers faced with the...more
NY Federal Court Rules Auditors Strictly Liable for Their “Opinions”
by Michael Cifelli on September 23, 2013
Ernst & Young and PriceWaterhouseCoopers will not be dismissed from the securities classaction lawsuit...more
New Municipal Redevelopment Law Signed into Law in New Jersey
by Patrick McNamara on September 20, 2013
Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation that will change the rules for New Jersey redevelopment projects. The...more
U.S., Cayman Islands Reach Tax Deal
by Joseph M. Donegan on August 28, 2013
Falling in line with the push for greater global collaboration to combat tax evasion, the
United States and the Cayman Islands have reached a...more
Implementing Executive Order 38, which was issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo early last year, thirteen New York State agencies have released final regulations placing limits on state funds that can be used for administrative...more
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has started implementing pension reform legislation enacted in 2011 that imposes demanding contracting and disclosure requirements on state and local pension fund boards. The new pension fund...more
Implementing Executive Order 38 issued by Governor Cuomo early in 2012, thirteen New York State agencies have again released revised proposed regulations placing a limit on the funds that can be used for administrative...more
In This Issue:
- NMB Announces Voting Procedures Changes
- Second Circuit Weighs In On AIR21 Burden-Shifting Framework
- DOL Issues Final FMLA Crewmember Regulations
..Flight Crew Eligibility Standards
In This Issue:
- China Finalized the Amendments to the Rules for Establishing Foreign Invested Securities Companies
- Notice of the Ministry of Culture on Implementing Supplementary Provisions IX to CEPA
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Government Contractor Indictments Provide Reminder of Importance of Strong Workplace Policies, Training and Enforcement pages 1 - 2
- Winter Olympics in Russia Set Stage for FCPA Scrutiny pages 2...more
Workers Compensation reform is on the way.
Cynics might ask, didn’t we do this several years ago?
Yes we did.
In the late 1990’s, overutilization of medical services, higher-than-normal indemnity benefit costs, and...more
Independent contractors are not employees but their work is often vital to the success of a business.
Because contractors may work off site, do work for other clients, and perform with minimal supervision, it is crucial to...more
Officials in California estimate that $7 billion in payroll tax, workers compensation insurance, and other mandates are lost every year because of underground employment practices, including employers that pay workers under...more
Claims that an employee or contractor was not paid properly for their work often forms the subject of employment law disputes. On this blog we’ve previously discussed issues related to overtime pay and non-exempt salaries,...more
Doctors and health care service providers are under the False Claims Act microscope. The risks are significant and the costs can be astronomical. For all the obvious risks, doctors, hospitals, PPOs, HMOs, and health care...more
Is a non-exclusive insurance agent an independent contractor or an employee?
Insurance agents and salespeople with the discretion to determine when, how, and whether to sell a company’s products may properly be classified...more
Notes to accompany slides for TUPE presentation at ELG Conference on 1 June 2012. Paper provides an update on the most recent TUPE cases particularly in relation to cases on service provision change (what is an activity,...more
We’re seeing huge increases in the number of RFPs corporate legal departments are issuing to try to get the best law firms, lawyers and service. But we’re not seeing huge increases in the quality or effectiveness of those...more
After withdrawing nearly identical proposed legislation one day earlier, on January 18, 2012, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order directing certain New York State agencies, including the Department of...more
Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.) has reintroduced legislation designed to discourage corporations from offshoring jobs. The Stop Outsourcing and Create American Jobs Act of 2011 (H.R. 3338) allows the federal government to give...more
Last week the United States Supreme Court clarified the respective invention ownership rights between federal contractors and their employee-inventors under the Bayh-Dole Act (35 U.S.C. §§201(e), (c), 202(a)) (the “Act”) in...more
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has long held that a company without a federal contract can be a government contractor if it operates as a “single entity” with a subsidiary, parent or other entity that is a...more
Draft guidance on the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/93) published
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (“BIS”) has published draft guidance on the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 SI 2010/93, which...more
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