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EEOC and FTC Issue Guidance on Employment Background Checks

On March 10, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) released joint guidance documents that explain respective duties and rights for employers and employees in regard to…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Focusing On Recidivism In Its 2014 Site-Specific Targeting

OSHA’s Site Specific Targeting (SST) program is aimed at high-hazard, non-construction workplaces and serves as OSHA’s primary plan for programmed inspections of these employers. The latest plan, SST-14, is coupled to an updated…more

| Labor & Employment Law

The Nuts And Bolts Of Property Tax Exemptions For Nonprofits

Regular readers of this column no doubt are used to the typical note on state tax topics such as residency and sales taxes. But here at Noonan’s Notes global headquarters, we like to mix it up occasionally, not only to…more

| Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial, Nonprofit Law

Employee Benefits Developments - March 2014

On January 9, 2014, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively, the “Departments”) issued additional health care reform guidance in the form of Frequently Asked Questions…more

| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Health,...

IRS PFIC Regs

The IRS issued definitions and reporting requirements for shareholders of passive foreign investment companies (PFICs) effective December 31, 2013 for US tax returns for 2013 and onwards. The regulations provide guidance for…more

| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law, Taxation

President Seeks Expansion of Overtime Requirements

On March 13, 2014, President Obama issued a presidential memorandum directing the secretary of labor to revise the regulations defining the overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The president focused on…more

| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Finally! IRS Provides Final Play-Or-Pay Guidance

On February 11, 2014, the IRS released final regulations implementing the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also known as the “employer mandate” and “play-or-pay” requirement. In this article,…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

New York Budget Bill Proposes Many CorporateTax Changes

For the first time since 1987, New York is proposing substantial reforms to its corporate tax structure. In 1987 the impetus for change was external: The passage of major tax reform at the federal level in 1986 increased the tax…more

| Business Organizations, Taxation

Cyberlaw: Of Athletes And Video Games

Can a video game company use an athlete’s likeness in a game without his or her permission? The answer is maybe. The Ninth Circuit recently rejected Jim Brown’s Lanham Act Section 43 claim against Electronic Arts, Inc…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications &...

The Cross-Border Perspective: Name Changes and Other Post-Filing or...

We are U.S. lawyers and don’t practice Canadian law. But we seize every occasion that we have to deepen our understanding of the differences between U.S. and Canadian law. Why? Because understanding the differences allows us to…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

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