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Senate GOP’s Health Care Plan Reshapes House’s Bill to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act

by Epstein Becker & Green on

When the House of Representatives narrowly passed H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), and shipped it across the Capitol for the Senate’s consideration, key senators said they intended to write their own bill...more

Securities Act and Exchange Act Form Revisions

In 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act created a new category of companies known as “emerging growth companies (EGCs).” The JOBS Act also requires that, once every five years, the SEC indexes various EGC...more

Spotlight on Tennessee: Governor Haslam Seeks to "IMPROVE" the Volunteer State

by Baker Donelson on

Bolstered by a substantial budget surplus in the prior fiscal year and an anticipated surplus this fiscal year, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam proposed on January 18 a comprehensive and strategic plan not only to assist in...more

Annual Asset-Size Threshold Adjustments for Small and Intermediate Small Banks

On December 29, 2016, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation amended their Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations to adjust the asset-size...more

Minimum Wage Increases in January 2017

by Smith Anderson on

As of January 1, 2017, minimum wage increases will affect employers in numerous states and localities. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the minimum wage for non-exempt employees remains at $7.25 per hour, but if a...more

New Year Brings Marginal Increase to Minimum Wage in New Jersey

On January 1, 2017, New Jersey’s minimum wage will increase from $8.38 to $8.44 per hour. This six-cent increase is the first rise in minimum wage in New Jersey since January 2015. This news comes shortly after Governor...more

CFPB amends commentary on adjustments to exemption thresholds; makes no changes to 2017 thresholds

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has adopted changes to its Reg Z commentary to memorialize the calculation methods used each year to adjust the thresholds for exempt consumer credit transactions and for transactions exempt from the special...more

Court of Appeal rules on changing pension increases from RPI to CPI

by Dentons on

Barnardo's v. Buckinghamshire [2016] EWCA Civ 1064 - Background - The rules of the Barnardo's pension scheme (the Scheme) provide for annual increases of the lower of 5% or the increase in the retail prices index...more

Two (out of Three) Gift and Estate Tax Exclusion Amounts Will Inch Up in 2017

Around this time every year, the IRS looks at whether there has been a year-over-year increase in the Consumer Price Index and announces inflation adjustments to the federal gift and estate tax exclusion amounts for the...more

Beginning next year, Florida’s minimum wage is going up

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

On January 1st, 2017, the minimum wage in Florida will increase from $8.05 an hour to $8.10 an hour. This represents the fifth-smallest hourly increase since Florida established a state minimum wage in 2005. For tipped...more

Florida’s Minimum Wage to Increase on January 1, 2017

In 2004, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that established a statewide minimum wage. The Florida minimum wage applies to all employees in the state who are covered by the federal minimum wage. The Florida...more

California Computer Professional Salary Requirement to Increase to $88,318.55

by Morgan Lewis on

Employers of California computer professionals must ensure compensation rates meet new salary thresholds that go into effect January 1, 2017. In addition to reviewing compensation to ensure compliance with upcoming...more

Several Iowa Counties Proclaim That A Dollar Just Ain't What It Use To Be!

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

Employers across the country are reluctantly evaluating how to proceed in light of the increase in the compensation requirements for exempt employees (which will be effective December 1, 2016). To add insult to injury,...more

British Columbia increases minimum wage September 15, 2016

by DLA Piper on

On May 4, 2016 the government of British Columbia announced its intention to raise minimum wage in the province.  Implemented over two years, this change will see minimum wage increase to an estimated $11.25 by September...more

Projected Inflation-Adjusted Estate, Gift and GST Tax Exclusion Amounts for 2017 Now Available

by Bryan Cave on

Based on the Consumer Price Index for the 12-month period ending August 31, 2016, Thompson Reuters Checkpoint has released their projected inflation-adjusted Estate, Gift, GST tax, and other exclusion amounts for 2017, as...more

CFPB Proposes Changes To Higher-Priced Mortgage Loan Exemption Threshold

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published for comment proposed substantive and organizational changes to the Regulation Z Commentary regarding the calculation of the annual exemption threshold amount for the...more

CFPB Proposes Changes to Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans Exemption Threshold

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On August 4, 2016 the CFPB published for comment proposed substantive and organizational changes to the Regulation Z Commentary regarding the calculation of the annual exemption threshold  amount for the special appraisal...more

Immigration Penalties Adjusted for Inflation Increases to Take Effect August 1

On June 30 and July 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) each published separate interim final rules in the Federal Register to...more

False Claims Act Violations to Become Much Costlier Starting August 1

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On June 29, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) confirmed that penalties for False Claims Act (FCA) violations will increase substantially. The DOJ’s interim final rule nearly doubles the per violation penalty for FCA...more

New Minimum Wage For Pasadena Starting July 1, 2016

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

In a move which matches its counterparts in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, the City of Pasadena is set to increase its minimum wage for employers with 26 or more employees to $10.50 on July 1, 2016, while smaller employers...more

D.C. and Maryland Set to Increase Minimum Wage on July 1, 2016

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

As of July 1, both Maryland’s and the District of Columbia will increase the minimum wage. Maryland’s minimum wage will increase to $8.75 per hour while the District of Columbia’s will increase to $11.50 per hour. Employers...more

A Reminder: Increased Minimum Wages for Santa Monica and Los Angeles

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

An increase in temperatures will not be the only increase employers will see this July: employers in the City of Los Angeles and in the City of Santa Monica are reminded that minimum wages will increase starting on July 1,...more

D.C. Council Passes Minimum Wage Hike

The Council of the District of Columbia has voted to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2020, and Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to approve the legislation. On June 7, 2016, by a unanimous...more

Update: New Jersey Minimum Wage Bill Clears the Assembly

With the federal minimum wage stalled at $7.25 since 2009, HR Legalist has been tracking several developments to wage and hour law on both the federal level (via the pending overtime rule change recently reported by HR...more

OIRA’s Review of the Final Overtime Regs Draws to a Close: Will It Include a Provision to Increase the Salary Automatically?

As the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget concludes its review of the proposed final overtime regulations, the issuance of new regulations defining and delimiting the...more

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