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Minnesota Legislature Convenes

The Minnesota Legislature convened at noon on Tuesday, February 25. It hit the ground running with a minimum wage increase and tax cuts at the forefront. It has already passed a $20 million heating assistance bill. The House...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House 4-26-13

Major Tax Reform Proposal Starts to Take Shape - This week, the Maine media reported that Senator Woodbury is leading a bipartisan effort to draft a major tax reform proposal. This proposal will likely propose changes...more

Dynamic Year Expected in Labor and Employment Law

President Obama's re-election, a newly active NLRB, and important decisions pending before the Supreme Court promise to make 2013 an interesting year in labor and employment law – domestically and internationally. Here is a...more

Skadden's 2013 Insights: Regulatory

Communications Law: The Relentless Pursuit of Broadband Competition - As the Obama administration enters its second term, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) is one of many federal agencies likely...more

Top Issues for Employers in 2013: Social Media & Independent Contractors

Employment lawyers anticipate that employers’ social media policies and their use of independent contractors will be hot button issues in the New Year, much like they were in 2012... ...more

Volunteer Web Designer’s Creation of Website for Political Committee Was Not a Reportable Contribution

In Sorock v. Illinois State Board of Elections, in a case of first impression, the Appellate Court held that a self-employed web designer’s creation of a website for a political committee supporting a tax rate increase for a...more

Business Law Newsletter - July 2012

In This Issue: - Tax Law: Important Tax Developments From the First Quarter of 2012...Page 1 - Alert for Trademark Owners: Trademark Monitoring and Registration Scams...Page 2 - Excerpt from Important Tax...more

"Payroll Tax Extension Law Grants FCC New Spectrum Auction Authority"

Last Friday, February 17, 2012, the House and Senate finalized and passed H.R. 3630, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act (the Act), which President Obama signed this week without fanfare. The law extends certain...more

Tax Alert: IRS Announces Voluntary Settlement Program On Worker Classifications

The Internal Revenue Service has announced a new Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP). The program provides partial relief from federal employment taxes for eligible employers that agree to prospectively treat...more

Business News Digest- September 2011

Venable attorneys produce periodic alerts and newsletters covering a variety of topics and practice areas. For your convenience, we have assembled below a collection of the latest alerts and newsletters from August 2011. To...more

Business News Digest - April 2011

Venable attorneys produce periodic alerts and newsletters covering a variety of topics and practice areas. For your convenience, we have assembled below a collection of the latest alerts and newsletters from March 2011. To...more

The Legal Aspects of Using Social Media: How to Avoid the Pitfalls and Capitalize on the Opportunities

Agenda: *Brief Summary of How Organizations Are Leveraging On-line Social Media – What is On-line Social Media – Current Trends/Potential Benefits from Using Social Media *Legal Issues – “Similar Issues, New...more

The Top Four Legal Risk Management Issues Facing Nonprofits: What You Can Do to Mitigate Your Exposure

Social Media “Enjoy the Buzz but Don’t Get Stung” Great opportunity but not without risk Not just the Wild West out there –Federal Trade Commission rules on endorsements and testimonials –National Labor Relations...more

Recent NLRB Decisions Impose Stiffer Interest Penalties and New E-posting Requirements on Employers

In a pair of recently issued decisions, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB or “the Board”) adopted two new remedial policies. Now, interest on all NLRB monetary awards will be compounded on a daily basis, rather than a...more

Business News Digest - November 2010

In This Issue: Advertising & Marketing and Energy: FTC Proposes Revised Green Marketing Guides; Advertising and Marketing Litigation: U.S. Trade Representative Seeks Public Comment For List of Markets Notorious for...more

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