Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Annual Labor and Employment Law Update

California Broadens Its Fair Pay Act (SB 358). Since 1949, California Labor Code § 1197.5 has prohibited employers from paying employees of one gender “less than employees of the opposite sex in the same establishment for equal…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New Cybersecurity Law – Are You Prepared?

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Cybersecurity Act of 2015. Beginning at Division N, Public Law 114-113 deals with cyber threats and includes the means and methods by which the private sector may submit…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

IRS Releases Draft Form 8971, Information Regarding Beneficiaries Acquiring Property from a Decedent

On December 18, 2015, the IRS released draft Form 8971, Information Regarding Beneficiaries Acquiring Property from a Decedent. Once Form 8971 is finalized, executors who are required to file estate tax returns will complete it…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

The Charitable IRA Rollover is Now Permanent!

Under the normal rules, an IRA distribution is included in the gross income of a donor, who then may claim a charitable income tax deduction if she contributes that money to charity. There has been a special rule for qualified…more
| Finance & Banking, Nonprofit Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Where Do You Think You’re Going?

Congress recently passed H.R.22. It was signed by the President on December 4th and it became Public Law No: 114-94. The law is known as the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” (“FAST”)…more
| Taxation

Investors Remain in Limbo: The U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review U.S. v. Newman

In October 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Solicitor General’s petition for review of United States v. Newman, which was decided by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and has greatly limited the government’s ability to…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

New York City Bans the Box: Has Your Company Reviewed It's Application Process?

Recently, New York City enacted the Fair Chance Act, an ordinance that prevents New York City employers with four or more employees from inquiring about, or otherwise considering, a job applicant’s criminal history when making…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Canada Implements Pre-Flight Electronic Travel Authorization, Counterpart to United States ESTA Program

The eTA system has been implemented in an effort to mirror the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (“ESTA”) that has been in place in the United States for several years. ESTA is an automated system that determines the…more
| Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Transportation

2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program Coming to a Close

On October 1, 2015, the US Department of State commenced accepting applications for the 2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV Program) makes available up to 50,000 immigrant visas…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

NLRB Broadens Its Standard For Determining Joint Employer Status

The National Labor Relations Board recently broadened its standard for determining joint employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. In Browning-Ferris Industries of California (“BFI”), the Board considered whether…more
| Labor & Employment Law

California Clarifies Investment Standards for Public Benefit and Religious Corporations

Without a lot of fanfare, the California State Legislature recently passed a bill that seeks to provide some clarity for charities as to how they are supposed to invest their assets…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Nonprofit Law, Securities Law

DOJ Sets Its Sights on Directors and Officers

Whether publicly traded or privately held, corporate boards have been put on notice – the Department of Justice (Justice or DOJ) is after you! On September 9th, DOJ issued a memo entitled: Individual Accountability for Corporate…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law

The Numbers Are In… er, Projected: Increases to the Estate, Gift, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Exclusions

While the official numbers will not be released until later this year, the following projections are unlikely to change since they are based on the average Consumer Price Index for the 12 month period ending August 31, 2015…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Regulations Modify Basis Rules for Term Interests in CRTs

The Treasury recently issued final regulations that modify the rules for determining the basis of an income interest in a charitable remainder trust in order to curtail a perceived abuse of the general rules. To understand the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

It’s Just a Simple Will

Often times, people believe their wills (or other estate planning documents) are really simple and straight forward. In fact, this assumption is probably the primary reason that some websites generate significant business…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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