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Should You Sharpen Your Diversity Policies & Practices under Dodd-Frank Mandates?

The much-publicized Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 became effective on August 12, 2011. Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act, requiring the implementation of diversity practices for both...more

Feb 27th 2015 Legislative Update

The news in Raleigh was dominated by snow and ice and skeleton sessions and empty calendars. However there were a few items of interest: Fee Increases at the Secretary of State’s Office - Secretary of State...more

Agencies Set to Release Final Dodd-Frank Diversity and Inclusion Rules

Even almost five years after its enactment, the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act continues to add new features to the legal landscape. The most recent such regulation comes from Section 342 of the Act, entitled “Office of Minority and...more

Mandatory Retirement in Professional Services Firms

On May 22, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in McCormick v Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. The Court found that John McCormick, an equity partner in Faskens, was not an employee for the purposes of the...more

IRS to Count Automatic Gratuities as Wages

IRS to Count Automatic Gratuities as Wages by Joseph M. Donegan on September 27, 2013 The Internal Revenue Service has provided a great deal more guidance on how tips extended to waiters and waitresses, hair stylists,...more

Report: IRS to Increase Audits of Prior- and Subsequent-Year Tax Returns

Report: IRS to Increase Audits of Prior- and Subsequent-Year Tax Returns by Joseph M. Donegan on September 25, 2013 The Internal Revenue Service announced its plans to conduct more correspondence audits of those with...more

NCAA Racks Up More Circumstantial Evidence Against Johnny Manziel

NCAA Racks Up More Circumstantial Evidence Against Johnny Manziel by Anthony Caruso on August 16, 2013 Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel may be facing more heat from the NCAA for potentially profiting from autograph...more

Higher Education Highlights - Summer 2013

Contents: - Clery Act Amendments May Impact Title IX Best Practices - Student Speech and Liability in MOOCs – a Brave New World - Assistance and Emotional Support Animals Are Just the Tip of the...more

Human Rights Due Diligence and Operations in Burma (Myanmar)

I recently published an op-ed in The Christian Science Monitor cautioning companies seeking to make investments in Burma (Myanmar) to make sure that the inflow of new investments does not end up harming the country's...more

How to obtain a Chapter 7 Discharge? Be Honest with the Trustee!

When clients hire the Law Office of Raymond A. Kenney, PLLC to assist them in the preparation of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case their preeminent goal is to obtain a discharge of their debts as quickly as possible. This is an...more

Proponents of Extracting Slavery Reparations From Private Interests Must Contend with Equity's Maxims

Charles E. Rounds, Jr., Proponents of Extracting Slavery Reparations From Private Interests Must Contend with Equity’s Maxims, 42 U. Tol. L. Rev. 673 (2011): That the national conversation on slavery reparations has been, and...more

Court Of Appeal Reaffirms Lender’s Refusal To Loan To LLC Based On Felonious Investor In Manager

In May, I wrote this post about a decision by the Second District Court of Appeal finding that a lender did not violate California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act when it declined to make a loan to a limited liability company whose...more

Are Women Business Owners at a Disadvantage to Men?

Do women business-owners really have less access to capital than men? I was reading this article exploring the reasons why women business owners have less access to venture capital than male business owners do. The data...more

Fall Forecast: DOL Hunts for Violations and DOJ Offers some Clarifications

In this newsletter: DOL will target hospitality industry beginning in October; Miniarture horses welcome: DOJ Enacts Revised ADA reglations; DOL explains reasonable break time and facilities for nursing mothers;...more

Jessica Pownall vs. PNC Bank

Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant, PNC Bank's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint

Plaintiff, Jessica Pownall, on behalf of herself and others similarly situated (“Pownall”)filed a class action against Defendant, PNC Bank, a National Association, as successor in interest to National City Bank (“PNC”), based...more

Islamic Finance in Relation to Capitalism & Socialism

Speech at the United Nations to the Ambassadors of the 57 Member States of the Organization of the Islamic Conference on the inherent obstacles to capital formation in classical Islamic law, the Shari'a....more

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