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U.S. Dental Supply Company Penalized for Violating Iran Sanctions

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

•Many medical products can be exported to Iran – so long as a license is obtained •Imposition of successor liability underscores importance of pre-transaction due diligence •OFAC enforcement, as in the past, continues...more

Howard’s End of the Week Roundup. January 6, 2017

by Fisher Phillips on

This Week’s Labor, Employment Law and OSHA Legal Developments - • Administration is resubmitting Scott Mugno for OSHA leader and shooting for a January 11 Committee hearing. • The vital US Labor Department Solicitor...more

OSHA Penalties Up To Adjust For Inflation

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

OSHA is beginning the New Year with higher penalties. Effective today, civil penalties for violations of OSHA standards and regulations increased to adjust for inflation. In a Federal Register notice issued today, the U.S....more

New Year Brings Major Changes To California Employers’ Immigration Practices - FAQs Regarding California AB450 – The Immigrant...

by Fisher Phillips on

Soon after ringing in the New Year, California employers will need to spend the beginning of 2018 coming to grips with a significant new law that will require an immediate adjustment to immigration-related business practices....more

Central Massachusetts Sand and Gravel Company Hit with $120,000 Civil Penalty for Air Violations

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Kimball Sand Company, Inc. agreed to pay a civil penalty of $120,000 and implement corrective actions as part of a Consent Agreement and Final Order resolving allegations that Kimball operated stone crushing and processing...more

Exploiters of Overseas Workers Receive Record Fine of Over AUD500,000

by K&L Gates LLP on

With the regulator actively pursuing rogue employers and the Courts willing to impose higher penalties, it is clear that a spotlight has been cast on identifying and exposing non-compliance with the Fair Work Act (FW...more

DOJ Announces Major New Shift in Criminal Sentencing in Offshore Tax Matters

At the 34th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud in Las Vegas yesterday afternoon, Mark Daly, DOJ Tax Division Senior Litigation Counsel announced a major new shift in how the Department of Justice plans to argue...more

ACA Employer Mandate Penalty Letters Coming Before Year-End!

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

With only 30-days to respond, employers should be watching their mail for Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer mandate penalty letters (IRS Letter 226J), coming before the end of 2017. Recent updates to the “Questions and...more

Potential Year-End Surprise in Your Mailbox – A Letter from the IRS (updated)

The Affordable Care Act or ACA (a/k/a “Obamacare”) is not dead, yet. Employers are starting to receive letters from the IRS notifying them that they owe assessable payments (“penalties”) under the employer shared...more

California Employers Should Remain Cautious when Classifying their Workforce, Notwithstanding More Lenient Federal Policies

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Although the Trump administration rescinded its guidance on worker misclassification earlier this year and appears to have otherwise taken a “softer approach” to misclassification enforcement, California employers should...more

Alert: Employers Beware: The IRS Has Begun Enforcing Employer Penalties Under the ACA

by Cooley LLP on

Businesses should be aware that the IRS has initiated enforcement of the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act (the "Act") – which could mean your business is about to receive (if it hasn’t...more

Will Florida and New York let you change a sweepstakes after it starts?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

I recently received an unusual request from the sponsor of a sweepstakes. The sponsor was one month into a three-month entry period stated in their sweepstake’s rules. Now the sponsor wanted to add a few new prizes to...more

DOJ Makes Permanent Its Program to Incentivize Self-Disclosure in FCPA Investigations

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) pilot program established in 2016 to incentivize companies to self-report violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) will, with slight revisions, be made permanent. •...more

SEC Enforcement Division Releases 2017 Annual Report as Industry Looks Ahead to 2018

by Dechert LLP on

Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin, the new Co-Directors of the U.S. SEC Enforcement Division (“Division”), released a report on November 15, 2017, summarizing the Division’s enforcement activity for the fiscal year ending...more

The Taxman Cometh: IRS Begins Assessing Employer Mandate Penalties

by Alston & Bird on

The IRS has finally started to enforce the employer shared responsibility requirement (the “employer mandate”) in the Affordable Care Act, and is mailing notices now to employers who may owe a penalty for 2015. Because of...more

Facilitating tax evasion: how to avoid being unwittingly caught by the Criminal Finances Act 2017

by White & Case LLP on

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 came into force on 30th September 2017. It has introduced a new corporate criminal offence of failing to prevent tax evasion. This new offence is aimed at companies who have failed to put in...more

Anti-Money Laundering Update: California Card Club Clubbed by FinCEN for AML Violations

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Post at a glance: • FinCEN imposes $8 million penalty against California’s biggest and oldest card club • Club failed to implement and maintain an effective anti-money laundering (AML) program and failed to detect,...more

IRS Begins Issuing ACA Employer Mandate Penalty Notices

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) indicated that it would begin enforcing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Employer Shared Responsibility provisions (commonly known as the "Employer Mandate"). Last week, the IRS...more

ACA Employer Mandate Assessments Coming

Within the past few weeks, IRS officials have informally indicated that the IRS would begin assessing tax penalties under the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility. The IRS has now updated its Questions...more

Will Your Offshore Bank or Cryptocurrency Exchange Turn You In to the IRS?

by Sanford Millar on

Well the results of the Foreign Account tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) are coming in and the IRS will be stepping up audit of “holder” of unreported account. The exam targets will be U.S. taxpayers who own or control foreign...more

Beware: IRS To Begin Issuing ACA Employer Shared Responsibility Payment Penalty Notices

The IRS has announced its next steps regarding the Employer Shared Responsibility Payments (the “ESRPs”), which are the ACA penalties assessable to “Applicable Large Employers” for failing to provide affordable health care...more

The Law Against Unfair Competition Amendment

by Allen & Overy LLP on

On November 4, 2017, at the 30th session of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People’s Congress (“NPC”) of China, the NPC approved a bill to amend the Law Against Unfair Competition, effective on January 1, 2018...more

Is There Automatic Civil Liability For A Data Breach?

by Fisher Phillips on

No! It is a common misconception among the general public that someone always has to pay when there is a data breach. It is understandable that individuals affected by a data breach will be upset, distraught, and even angry....more

Employer Mandate Penalty Notices Are Imminent

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The IRS has taken actions indicating that employer mandate penalties under the ACA are about to be enforced. The recently updated Questions and Answers on Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions Under the Affordable Care...more

Bad Break: Oregon Employer Pays Quarter-Million Dollar Wage & Hour Fine

by Fisher Phillips on

The Oregon state agency charged with enforcing the state’s wage and hour laws has announced the largest civil penalty against an employer in its long history – nearly $277,000. According to the Oregon Bureau of Labor and...more

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