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50 state payroll card compliance map


Womble, Bond, Dickinson launches an overview of current payroll card legislation, regulation, and agency guidance, state-by-state. More from Womble, Bond, Dickinson

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DOJ Tells Tech Companies to Develop “Responsible Encryption”


On November 29, 2018, in a speech at the Georgetown University Law School, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein renewed his call for tech companies to build into their products the means for law enforcement to legally access decrypted data, the ...

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IRS issues relief from confusing eligibility requirement

IRS Building, Washington, D.C.

The IRS has issued Notice 2018-95, which clarifies the application of the Internal Revenue Code Section 403(b) plan “universal availability” rule to part-time employees normally working fewer than 20 hours a week. More from Seyfarth Shaw

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Management communications with auditors: what, how much and when?


The federal securities laws provide an added incentive for corporate officers at pubic registrants to be transparent and honest with their representations to their company’s auditors. More from New England In-House

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GM Layoffs and a Smart Reduction-in-Force Strategy


It is never easy to downsize a workforce. The best companies aim to combine a considerate exit for those who leave, with morale-building incentives for those who remain. What better way to start than by using what GM has done ...

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IRS Extends ACA Reporting Deadline Again This Year


For the third consecutive year, the IRS has extended by 30 days the deadline for health plan sponsors to furnish Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individuals. A 30-day extension would place the deadline on a Saturday, so this year’s reprieve ...

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DOJ Announces Revisions to Policy on Corporate Cooperation

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In a November 29, 2018 speech,1 Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a softening of the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) policy on giving credit for cooperation in corporate prosecutions. As memorialized in the 2015 memo titled Individual Accountability for ...

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Arbitration vs. job debated in Supreme Court


What is a job worth? So far, the answer from Missouri courts is: not enough to enforce an arbitration contract, at least if the employee is at-will. Now a series of cases pending this fall in the Missouri Supreme Court ...

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Procedure clarified for challenging timeliness of discrimination, retaliation claims


The Missouri Supreme Court recently issued an opinion clarifying the procedure for challenging the timeliness of discrimination and retaliation complaints. Specifically, the Court instructed that the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (“MCHR”), must issue a right-to-sue letter, upon request, after ...

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