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Structured Thoughts: News for the financial services community Volume 9, Issue 3

FINAL CANADIAN BAIL-IN RULES: IMPACT ON STRUCTURED NOTES OFFERED IN THE UNITED STATES - In March 2018, the Canadian government released its final regulations relating to “bail-in instruments” issued by Canadian...more

Customer Due Diligence Deadline Nears

by Harris Beach PLLC on

Financial institutions face a pending deadline to meet new customer due diligence requirements. FinCEN has issued updated Frequently Asked Questions to assist financial institutions in understanding the scope of the...more

Compensation and Benefits Insights - March 2018

by King & Spalding on

Farewell to the Fiduciary Rule? The Fifth Circuit Vacates the Fiduciary Rule - On March 15, 2018, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Chamber of Commerce v. U.S. Department of Labor, vacated the Department of Labor’s...more

Colorado Considers Expansion of Its Privacy and Data Breach Regulations

by Wilson Elser on

Colorado is poised to join a number of states strengthening their privacy and data breach notification laws by implementing changes aimed at improving protections for Colorado residents through HB 18-1128. The bill, making...more

U.S. Companies with Foreign Ownership Face Reporting Deadline

by Cozen O'Connor on

The survey requires extensive financial and operational information, making it imperative for companies to quickly determine if they are required to report and, if so, begin preparing their response....more

EEO-1 Reporting Deadline is Rapidly Approaching

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Employers should be mindful that the March 31, 2018, deadline for filing the 2017 Employer Information Report, commonly known as the EEO-1 report, is fast approaching. While the deadline previously fell on September 30, the...more

Brazilian Corporations and Limited Liability Companies Must Host Shareholders/Quotaholders Annual Meeting By The End Of April


EHR Incentive Program attestation deadline for hospitals extended to March 16, 2018

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently extended the meaningful use attestation deadline for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program from February 28, 2018, to March 16, 2018....more

Action Required: Deadline Approaches for Installation of Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures in Commercial and Multifamily...

by Allen Matkins on

Owners and operators of commercial and multifamily properties in California built and available for use or occupancy on or prior to January 1, 1994, should be aware that the deadline for compliance with California Civil Code...more

SEC Extends Deadline for Fund Compliance With Classification-Related Elements of Liquidity Risk Management Rule

This week, the SEC adopted an interim rule (the Interim Rule) delaying by six months the compliance dates for classification-related aspects of Liquidity Risk Management Program requirements pursuant to Rule 22e-4 (the Rule)...more

Tax Reform's Impact on 401(k) Plan Loan Offset Treatment - Actions for Plan Administrators and Human Resources Benefits Managers

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the Act), enacted on Dec. 22, 2017, contains a few rules that will impact benefit administrators. • This client alert focuses on changes made to the tax treatment of plan loan...more

Important Dates and Reminders for Investment Advisers, Exempt Reporting Advisers, Commodity Trading Advisors and Commodity Pool...

by Foley Hoag LLP on

Investment Advisers- Annual Compliance Reviews - All investment advisers registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") or The Commonwealth of Massachusetts are required to review their compliance...more

NY DFS Regulation: Certify Your Compliance by February 15 and Assess Your Risk by March 1

by King & Spalding on

The New York Department of Financial Services' (DFS) cybersecurity regulation (DFS Regulation), which took effect on March 1, 2017, imposes significant requirements on financial services companies doing business in New York....more

New Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax Withholding Requirements

by Cozen O'Connor on

Effective December 29, 2017, Pennsylvania imposes new Personal Income Tax (PIT) withholding obligations on certain lessees of non-residential real property and non-employer payors of Pennsylvania source compensation and...more

January 2018: Appellate Practice Update

The Supreme Court Speaks to Exceptions to Appellate Time Limits. In the minefield of legal procedures, perhaps none strikes fear in the hearts of lawyers and clients alike as much as a missed deadline. In several high-profile...more

2017 EEO-1 Reporting is Open and Due by March 31

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Annual EEO-1 reports are due by March 31, 2018. Employers may begin submitting reports any time now that the necessary EEO-1 report website is open. This report will reflect employment data on race, ethnicity, sex, by job...more

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – 529 Plan Changes for South Carolina

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

The new federal tax law, known as The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, that was approved by Congress and signed into law at the end of 2017, creates a benefit for individuals paying tuition for children in private or religious schools...more

In Appellate Courts, (Seemingly Almost) Every Day’s a Holiday

by Strasburger & Price, LLP on

As this is being written, the office is quiet because it’s a federal holiday, and the weather forecasters are predicting Snowmageddon (defined as a 1% or more chance of one or more particles of frozen precipitation falling...more

Deadline Approaching for Reporting 2017 ISO Exercises and ESPP Transfers

by Goodwin on

Section 6039 of the Internal Revenue Code requires corporations to provide information statements to employees (including former employees) and information filings to the IRS regarding exercises of incentive stock options...more

What to Expect in UK Employment Law in 2018: GDPR, Brexit Negotiations and More

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Whilst 2017 was anticipated to be a fairly static year for employment law, that did not in fact prove to be the case, and there were various notable developments, including the following: ..The landmark defeat of the...more

PPF levy 2018/19: action points for pension schemes and sponsors

by Allen & Overy LLP on

The Pension Protection Fund levy rules for 2018/19 have now been finalised, and schemes and sponsors should ensure that they understand any options they have to mitigate the levy they will pay. There is time to complete and...more

Update: December 31 Is Last Day To File Your 2016 Form 300A Data

by Morgan Lewis on

Employers subject to recordkeeping regulations should immediately begin preparing electronic submissions to comply with the December 15 deadline. On December 18, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...more

Broadcasters Face a (Re)Packed 2018

by Pillsbury - CommLawCenter on

Each year around this time, Pillsbury’s Communications Practice releases its Broadcasters’ Calendar for the upcoming year. It may not be the perfect stocking stuffer, but broadcasters that don’t read it closely are much more...more

Under Construction - December 2017

by Snell & Wilmer on

Letter from the Editor - Welcome to the final 2017 edition of our Under Construction newsletter. It is hard to believe that 2018 is right around the corner! In this issue, we highlight several topics affecting the...more

Ozone NAAQS/Clean Air Act: Earthjustice Files Suit Against U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Alleging Violation of Ozone...

The environmental organization Earthjustice filed a Federal District Court lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”)...more

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