Business News Digest- September 2011


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*2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative – August Update!

On February 8, 2011, the IRS Commissioner announced a second offshore voluntary disclosure initiative (the “2011 OVDI”) for U.S. taxpayers who still have unreported foreign accounts.

*A Nonprofit’s Guide to Properly Characterizing Workers as Employees, Interns and Volunteers

For many nonprofits, the savings that come from not paying wages, benefits and taxes provide a great incentive to classify workers as interns or volunteers.

*Advertising Law News and Analysis - August 4, 2011


- FDA Delivers Rude Awakening to "Lazy Larry" Brownies

- FTC Sees Massive Jump in Robocalling Complaints


- Fake Apple Stores Highlight Importance of Anti-Counterfeiting Strategies

- Brand Owners Must Decide How to React to .xxx Before October 28, 2011

*Advertising Law News and Analysis - August 11, 2011


- Mavrix Photo Ruling Says Significant Online Activity Sufficient to Justify California Suits Against Non-Resident Companies

- ICANN Rebuffs ANA's Call to Cancel Unlimited Top-Level Domains

- Consumer Union Says T-Mobiles "Direct Carrier Billing" Service Lacks Sufficient Consumer Protections


- Dukes a Hazard for Consumer Class Actions?

- Brand Owners Must Decide How to React to .xxx Before October 28, 2011

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Published In: Communications & Media Updates, International Trade Updates, Labor & Employment Updates, Nonprofits Updates, Tax Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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