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"U.S. Corporate Inversion Update"

Numerous US legislative proposals have reacted to the perceived problems of US corporate inversions in which, generally, a parent USco becomes a Forco’s subsidiary. Not content to wait for enacted legislation, the IRS and the US…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Employee Benefits Developments - October 2014

The Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration have announced the cost of living adjusted dollar limits applicable to benefit plans. A listing of key limits is set out..…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

CFIUS Review of Foreign Investment in U.S. Businesses Involving U.S. National Security Considerations

The United States has a long history of welcoming foreign investment. As the United States works its way out of the current recession, U.S. companies are increasingly looking for that investment. As a general rule, U.S. laws…more
| Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade

Speeding Construction of Your Company’s ‘Great Wall’: Protecting Green Technology in China with Utility Models

The Economist recently reported on a World Intellectual Property Organization study that the number of Chinese patents filed abroad is rising. China’s patent office was the busiest in the world in 2012. Coupled with this growth…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

IRS Simplifies Procedures for Favorable Tax Treatment on RRSPs and RRIFs

The IRS has finally made it much easier for taxpayers who hold interests in either of two popular Canadian retirement plans—registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) and registered retirement income funds (RRIFs)—to get…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

The U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Religious Discrimination Case

On October 2, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear the EEOC’s appeal over whether a national retailer, Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc., violated the prohibition against discrimination based on religion…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employee Benefits Developments - September 2014

CASES - Post-Retirement Medical Benefits Under Siege. A recent spike in retiree benefit litigation is evidence of a growing interest among employers in strategies designed to contain, reduce, and eliminate the current…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Health, Insurance, Taxation

Post-Retirement Medical Benefits Under Siege

A recent spike in retiree benefit litigation is evidence of a growing interest among employers in strategies designed to contain, reduce, and eliminate the current costs and balance sheet liabilities associated with…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Health

Rochester Follows Buffalo’s Lead in Passing “Ban the Box” Legislation

As detailed in our blog dated September 2, 2013, Buffalo joined numerous local and state jurisdictions in adopting some form of “ban the box” legislation. The City of Rochester has now joined Buffalo to become the second city in…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Expands Mandatory Reporting Requirements to Encompass Individual Employee Hospitalizations, Amputations, and Eye Loss

In 2001, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) adopted a regulation requiring employers to report to their local OSHA office any work-related incidents that resulted in an employee death or the in-patient…more
| Labor & Employment Law

"U.S. Estate Tax Returns"

US estate tax return filing requirements surprise many Canadian executors. Often, the executor is in the throes of administering the estate when the lawyer or accountant sees a brokerage account statement and notices that the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

U.S. Supreme Court Update - September 2014

The Supreme Court is set to hear three state tax cases during its 2014-2015 term. The three cases, Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation, Inc.; Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne; and Direct Marketing…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Health, Taxation

Hodgson Russ's Tim Noonon on the Groundbreaking New York Residency Tax Case Gaied v. NYS Tax Appeals Tribunal [Video]

New York’s highest court recently issued a groundbreaking decision on the state’s residency rules — one of the first times that court has addressed this important New York tax issue. The case, Gaied v. New York State Tax Appeals…more
| Taxation

How Should an Employer Respond to an Employee’s False EEOC Charge?

Some employers have the urge to immediately terminate an employee who has made an unfounded discrimination complaint. In other situations, an employer may gather more information but decide not to discipline…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New York Nexus Widens

Earlier this year, New York State became the latest US state to adopt an economic nexus standard in order to subject an out-of-state corporation to state-level corporate income and franchise tax. New York’s bright-line…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation
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