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Bill on Bankruptcy: The Market's Unquenchable Thirst for Junk
Hot Topics for Waste-to-Energy Investors and Developers
Monitor Thy Drink: Alcohol Import Regulations Under the TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau)
Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More
The Corporate Law Report: First-to-File Patents, Hiring for Cultural Fit, Roth Conversions Post-Fiscal Cliff, and Global Corporate Insights
Will The Debt Ceiling Standoff End Up In Court?
Corporate Law Report - Office Party Holiday Risks, Human Trafficking, the Fiscal Cliff, More
Micah Green on U.S. Fiscal Policy
Corporate Law Report: Obamacare Deadlines, $13M for Exotic Dancer Misclassification, 2013 Medicare Taxes, More...
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
How Do We Pay For Lower Corp Tax Rates?
Polsinelli Shughart Election Analysis and Legal Insight
Why choose Bennett Jones for your Canadian Cross-Border Income Trust (CBIT)?
What are the tax benefits of a Canadian Cross-Border Income Trust (CBIT)?
Why choose Canada for a Cross-Border Income Trust (CBIT)?
What is a Canadian Cross-Border Income Trust (CBIT)?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Solyndra, Lehman, MF Global, ATP Oil, LSP Energy, Want Ads
Should you Opt-Out of the Voluntary Disclosure Program?
Weekly Brief: CFPB, Legal Fees & Hashtag Hijackers
Cost of Voluntry Asset Disclosure Program
At Davis Brown's recent Employment Law Seminar, a hot topic was the structure and utilization of Paid Time Off and leave donation programs. Iowans tend to be generous givers. We step forward, we raise the barn, bake a pie,...more
In this Issue:
- Top News
..Large Hospital Systems Settles for $25.5 Million for False Claims Act Allegations
..Catholics’ Challenge to Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Dismissed As Not Ripe
When the Supreme Court ultimately decides United States v. Windsor, it could strike down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that prohibits married same-sex couples from receiving the federal benefits provided...more
News articles, social media, protests, and lunchroom conversation were all dedicated to the two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this week. Hollingsworth v. Perry and Windsor v. United States could potentially transform...more
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
Recently, when advising a client who was investigating a complaint of sexual harassment, I had the opportunity to revisit the EEOC’s Enforcement Guidance: Vicarious Employer Liability for Unlawful Harassment by Supervisors...more
In another bold move, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has beefed up the requirements for back pay payments when an employer loses a labor dispute. Employees and their lawyers have long complained of the tax...more
On November 20, 2012, the IRS, DOL and HHS jointly issued proposed regulations under the Affordable Care Act building on existing HIPAA regulations of wellness programs. The new proposed regulations provide clearer guidance...more
In This Issue:
- Criminal Background Checks on Employees
- Lottery Winnings and Gift Taxes
- Fair Housing Act Doesn’t Apply to Roommates
- Land Purchasers Get Money Back
- LLC Member Personally Liable
You know who we are talking about. He works in your office, he has access to your intranet, he volunteered to be your fire warden, and he is always the life of the Christmas party.
He is that temp you engaged five...more
Recently, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed that awards of back pay and front pay under Title VII constitute “wages” under the Internal Revenue Code and are therefore subject to statutory withholding requirements....more
Last week, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Ac, the sweeping new health care law enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in 2010. Proponents and opponents of the law each have...more
You've just received notice from your state unemployment commission that the School owes $10,000 in back unemployment taxes. You don't understand how this occurred since your religious school has always been treated as exempt...more
As technology for the home office improves, more nonprofits and employees are taking advantage of the benefits of telecommuting. Laptops are lighter, faster, and more portable. Smartphones, iPads, and other e-readers...more
In the first year of Governor Brown’s term, he has lost no time signing into law several bills that significantly add to the already burdensome regulations imposed on California employers. This Bulletin summarizes these and...more
In this issue:
• NOTES FROM THE EDITOR
• NEW CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAWS
• AN EMPLOYEE'S RIGHTS UNDER FMLA
• EMPLOYMENT CASE LAW DECISIONS OF 2011
Excerpt from New California Employment Laws...
On November 21, 2011, President Obama signed into law the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act. This new law was passed quickly and with rare bipartisan and bicameral support. Two of the more significant...more
Several new California employment laws will be going into effect in 2012. Some of these laws require prompt action to ensure compliance. Employers are encouraged to review employee-related materials and as necessary revise...more
Governor Jerry Brown has approved numerous significant new laws affecting California employers. The following highlights some of these changes.
New Mandatory Employee Notification Requirements (AB 469); California...more
Last week, an informal letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued to the tax preparation company H&R Block on August 30, 2011 surfaced publicly. In the letter, an IRS official opined that opposite sex civil union...more
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a number of bills that could significantly impact employers in the New Year. Below is a survey of some of these new laws and their key provisions.
In this issue: IRS Program Provides Amnesty for Settling Contractor Misclassifications; Important California Legislative Developments; “Meal Period” Issue Set For Oral Argument in Brinker: The “Provide” v. “Ensure” Saga...more
On July 2, 2011, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signed legislation that allows same-sex couples to form civil unions effective as of July 1, 2011. The law comes just days after New York passed legislation legalizing...more
The Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act (Public Act 096-1513), which took effect June 1, 2011, provides civil union partners in Illinois all of the legal rights and obligations to which opposite-sex...more
L'allineamento all'Europa della durata del pensionamento implicherebbe che, da subito, tutti (uomini e donne) cominciassero ad andare in pensione con non meno di 65 anni di età, di fatto eliminando le uscite per...more
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