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Signs that OSHA Priorities are Shifting Under the Trump Administration?

There are new developments related to OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule and the Volks Rule. As a reminder, the Electronic Recordkeeping Rule requires certain employers to electronically file their OSHA recordkeeping data...more

New I-9 Form in an Environment of Increased Audits and Increased Fines

USCIS has released a new version of the Form I-9, which all employers must use beginning January 22, 2017. Employers should read the new Form I-9 instructions in full and also review the content of the new I-9 version...more

It’s Time Again to Post the OSHA 300A Annual Summary of Illnesses and Injuries

Covered employers must post the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Form 300A between February 1 and April 30, 2017. Form 300A is a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that...more

FINRA to Require Web-Based Arbitration Filings

Effective April 3, 2017, all FINRA arbitration participants (except pro se parties) must use FINRA’s web-based DR-Portal to file and serve documents in both customer and industry arbitrations. ...more

Federal Appellate Rule Changes

The amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, effective December 1, 2016, arise, for the most part, out of changes in technology. Some of the amendments refine prior Rules that, while taking into account...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XII, Issue 5

SEC/Corporate - SEC Releases Rule 504 Small Entity Compliance Guide for Issuers - The Securities and Exchange Commission recently released a Small Entity Compliance Guide for Issuers, which provides a brief summary...more

U.S. Trademark Office Implements Adjusted Fee Schedule for 42 Types of Trademark Filings

Effective January 14, 2017, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) adjusted a number of its trademark processing and service fees, including increasing fees for 42 different trademark filings. The trademark office, which...more

US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Launches Web-Based System for Licensing

The OCC launched the agency’s new web-based Central Application Tracking System (CATS). The system will assist authorized national banks, federal savings associations and federal branches and agencies with drafting,...more

What Employers Need to Know About the New Form I-9

Employers and employees are now required to complete the revised Form I-9 – Employment Eligibility Verification – released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Nov. 14, 2016. Use of the revised Form I-9...more

New Year, New Form: Employers Must Use New I-9 Form Starting January 22, 2017

Starting on January 22, 2017, all employers are now required to use the new I-9 form (version date 11/14/2016) to verify the identity and employment authorization eligibility of employees. A link to the new form can be found...more

Reminder: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ New Digital Form I-9 Has Taken Effect

As of Jan. 22, 2017, employers are now required to switch over to the revised Form I-9 for all newly hired employees. This new “smart” Form I-9 can be downloaded at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9....more

As of January 22, Employers Must Use New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form

Beginning January 22, employers must only use the new I-9 Form dated November 14, 2016, which replaces the form dated March 8, 2013. The new I-9 Form is located on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service website at...more

Overview of the most significant recent amendments to procedural law

This overview summarises the recent amendments to the Russian Commercial Procedure Code ("Commercial Procedure Code"), the Russian Civil Procedure Code ("Civil Procedure Code") and the Russian Code of Administrative Court...more

3-Day-Rule Eliminated for E-Service and Other E-Filing Rules Amendments

The New Year brought with it many new rule changes for federal and California courts, including in the area of electronic service and filing. A few key rules regarding requirements for electronic paperwork and service are...more

TTAB Rule Changes Effective January 14, 2017

On January 14, 2017, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) implemented numerous amendments to its Trademark Rules of Practice. These rule changes impact all active opposition and cancellation proceedings. The United...more

Annual Reporting Requirements for Incentive Stock Options and Employee Stock Purchase Plans

Annual Information Statements and IRS Returns - Requirement to Report - For (1) any exercise of an incentive stock option ("ISO") during 2016 or (2) transfer during 2016 of a share previously purchased pursuant to a...more

New "Smart" Form I-9 Goes Into Effect January 22, 2017: Smith Anderson

Beginning January 22, 2017, employers will be required to use a new version of Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of their workforce. The new version includes a number of substantive changes, as well...more

Employers Must Use the New Form I-9 Starting January 22, 2017

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rolled out a new Form I-9 in November 2016. Starting January 22, 2017, all employers must use the new Form I-9, which is dated November 14, 2016 (the edition date is on...more

Change is Coming: New Rules for TTAB Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings

The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently issued final rules amending the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Rules of Practice and raising fees for many transactions involving trademarks. The new rules and fees...more

Compulsory e-filing in the TCC from April 2017

Lord Justice Jackson published The Review of Civil Litigation Costs in January 2010, with the primary goal of improving court information technology (IT). He regarded the court system in 2010 as a patchwork of incompatible IT...more

EO Update: e-News for Charities & Nonprofits

Form 990-N e-Postcard page unavailable 12/26/16 to 1/6/17 - The Annual Electronic Filing Requirement for Small Exempt Organizations — Form 990-N (e-Postcard) page will be down from December 26, 2016 at 11:59 a.m. until...more

December 31st TTB and U.S. Customs Filing and Recordkeeping Changes

Effective December 31, 2016, all imports of distilled spirits, wine, beer, and malt beverages, tobacco products, processed tobacco, and cigarette papers and tubes, must be filed through U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s...more

District Court Dismisses USPTO December 2015 Holidays Case

On December 2, 2016, Judge O’Grady of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted the USPTO’s motion to dismiss the complaint brought by Elm 3DS Innovations, LLC over the “holidays” declared December...more

OSHA “Clarifies” Employers’ Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Obligations

In the closing days of the Obama Administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that “clarifies” employers’ “continuing obligation” to make and maintain an accurate record of...more

New Year's Resolution for Website Operators: Register Your Designated Copyright Agents in the Copyright Office's New Electronic...

The U.S. Copyright Office announced a new online system to designate copyright agents for online service providers under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). The online designation system replaces the former paper...more

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