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OFCCP Issues Compliance Relief to Federal Contractors in Wake of Devastating Hurricanes

In the wake of the devastating series of hurricanes throughout the United States, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has provided compliance exemptions to federal contractors providing hurricane...more

Client Alert: Congress Provides More Hurricane Relief for Employees and Employers

On September 29, 2017, President Trump signed the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017 (the “Act”). In addition to extending the funding for the Federal Aviation Administration, the Act contained...more

SEC Provides Regulatory Relief to Entities Affected by Recent Hurricanes

by Dechert LLP on

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on September 28, 2017 announced that the SEC and its staff are providing relief to aid regulatory compliance with certain provisions of the federal securities laws by certain...more

Steps For Government Contractors To Take After Hurricanes

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The aftermath of a hurricane is a difficult time for many in the affected areas, and government contractors are no exception. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused terrible damage in Texas and Florida, claiming lives and...more

Hurricanes, Floods, Tornadoes, And Power Loss: What’s A Government Contractor To Do? Act Now Under Your Contract, While You Fix...

The aftermath of a hurricane is a difficult time for many in the affected areas, and government contractors are no exception. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused terrible damage in Texas and Florida, claiming lives and...more

Client Alert: How Employers Can Aid in Hurricane Irma Recovery

Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on September 10, 2017. The damage caused by Irma will be well into the billions of dollars. In the wake of the storm, the IRS announced several relief programs that are intended to...more

IRS and DOL issue retirement plan relief for hurricane victims

by Dentons on

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has provided welcome relief to individuals affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The relief permits plan sponsors to temporarily relax restrictions on hardship withdrawals, participant...more

More Hurricane Relief & Expansion of DoL Relief to Hurricane Irma

by Winstead PC on

Leave donation program was extended to assist victims of Hurricanes Irma today. The new leave donation program permits an employee to donate his leave to a charitable organization that is eligible to receive charitable...more

Further Hurricane Relief for Federal Contractors: No Citation for Late Veterans Reports

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that federal contractors will not be cited for filing their VETS-4212 reports late—as long as they are filed by November 15, 2017. The DOL has made the change in another...more

Lessons Learned from Katrina and Hurricane Harvey Relief Guidance to Date for those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

by Winstead PC on

Following Hurricane Katrina (“HK”), excellent minds in the government worked to provide helpful guidance on relief that employers could elect to utilize to assist employees impacted by that hurricane or other disasters either...more

IRS Notice Offers Relief to Issuers of Variable Insurance Products in Response to Pending Money Market Fund Reforms

On May 5, 2016, the IRS issued Notice 2016-32, 2016-21 I.R.B. 1, which affords relief with respect to the application of the diversification requirements of IRC § 817(h) to variable life insurance and annuity contracts...more

Steelworkers Reverse Course and Withdraw Request for Import Relief on Aluminum

In an unusual change of course, the United Steelworkers Union (USW) has now withdrawn the Section 201 petition it filed just last week to request temporary relief against imports of primary unwrought aluminum. According to...more

Union Seeks Increased Duties on Imported Aluminum

On April 18, the United Steelworkers Union (USW) petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC or Commission) for relief pursuant to Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974, a safeguard provision of the U.S. trade...more

Is the SEC Poised to Broaden Standard Co-Investment Relief?

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Investment Management recently issued a notice with regard to the application for co-investment relief filed by Apollo Investment Corporation and certain of its...more

The Supreme Court Rules an Unaccepted Offer of Judgment Cannot Moot a Case, But What About Payment of Complete Relief?

by Littler on

A divided U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez that an unaccepted settlement offer or offer of judgment is a legal nullity that cannot moot a case.  However, the Court left open the possibility...more

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Ability of Class Action Defendants to “Pick Off” Named Plaintiffs

by Bryan Cave on

In recent years many defendants facing putative class action lawsuits in federal court have sought to neutralize these lawsuits by offering total relief to all named plaintiffs before the district court issues a ruling on...more

California Updates Conformity to Internal Revenue Code, Provides Large Corporate Understatement Penalty Relief

Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 154 on September 30, 2015, updating California’s general conformity to the Internal Revenue Code and providing three new exceptions to the imposition of the Large Corporate...more

IRS Unveils New Competent Authority Procedures

by Alston & Bird on

In the recent Rev. Proc. 2015-40, the IRS describes updated competent authority procedures for taxpayers seeking certain U.S. treaty relief. The new procedures, effective for requests on or after October 30, 2015, supersede...more

EPA Updates Its Audit Policy with "eDisclosure"

by Bracewell LLP on

On June 10, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hosted a webinar describing a plan to modernize the implementation of its April 11, 2000 Audit Policy. The plan – called eDisclosure – attempts to provide a...more

Florida Legislature Offers Permit and Development Order Extension Opportunity - Written Notification Due to the Authorizing Agency...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

During the 2014 Regular Session, the Florida Legislature enacted a measure providing holders of certain specific development approvals an opportunity to seek a two-year extension for these approvals. Any building permit and...more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Considers Equitable Extension of Lease Terms

by Reed Smith on

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has accepted a certified question in a case that may provide oil and gas operators some relief from the uncertainty surrounding landowner-initiated lease invalidation claims. In Harrison, et al....more

CFTC Provides Limited Relief to SEFs from Certain Confirmation and Recordkeeping Requirements

On August 18, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Market Oversight issued No-Action Letter No. 14-108, which provides time-limited conditional relief to swap execution facilities (SEFs) from certain...more

PTAB Practice Tip: When Must I Request ‘Authorization’ to File a Motion?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

One of the most common mistakes parties make in the new Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Covered Business Method (CBM) proceedings is failing to seek Board authorization to file a motion. Many practitioners incorrectly assume...more

Minnesota Special Session

On Monday, September 9, the Minnesota Legislature convened for a one day special session. The previously agreed to agenda included disaster relief money to match federal disaster aid for the June 2013 severe storms and...more

TSX-V Extends Relief Measures From Certain Pricing Requirements For Private Placements

by Dentons on

On April 12, 2013, the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSX-V”) extended to August 31, 2013, temporary relief from certain pricing requirements related to private placement financings that were originally granted on August 17, 2012,...more

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