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Business Law & Regulations, Finance

Passing Assets and Accounts to Your Heirs Is About To Become Much More Difficult

June 6, 2024

Via: JD Supra

If you are in the process of long-term estate planning or updating an existing estate plan, the process for passing assets and accounts to your heirs is about to become much more difficult and expensive. Presently, each individual can pass […]


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California Restaurants Must Identify Service Fees as Part of Listed Prices

May 13, 2024

Via: JD Supra

California’s Department of Justice recently confirmed that California’s new law requiring businesses to disclose “junk fees” as part of the advertised price extends to California restaurants, delivering another challenge to a hospitality industry already struggling to support higher wages and […]


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What is Imputed Income? A Quick Guide for Small Businesses

April 30, 2024

Via: Fit Small Business

Imputed income is the value of non-cash compensation that must be included as part of an employee’s taxable income. It’s crucial for small business owners to understand what imputed income is, as it directly affects payroll and tax reporting. By […]


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How to Invest in Commercial Real Estate: A Beginner’s Guide

April 25, 2024

Via: Fit Small Business

Knowing how to invest in commercial real estate offers a lucrative opportunity for those looking to expand their investment portfolio beyond traditional stocks and bonds or residential real estate. Successful commercial real estate investing for beginners requires a deep understanding […]


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Federal Court Blocks Illinois Equal Pay Amendment: What Employers and Staffing Agencies Need to Know

March 28, 2024

Via: JD Supra

A federal court in Chicago recently granted a preliminary injunction enjoining the Illinois Department of Labor from enforcing one of several amendments made in August 2023 to the Illinois Day Labor and Temporary Labor Services Act (the “Act”). The amendments […]


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Council of EU publishes updated text of proposed Regulation on instant credit transfers in euro

March 15, 2024

Via: LexBlog

On 15 March 2024, the Council of the EU published the updated text of the proposed Regulation amending the Single Euro Payments Area Regulation, the Cross-Border Payments Regulation, the Settlement Finality Directive and the Second Payment Services Directive as regards […]


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CBA “checks the math” on recent CFPB credit card report finding large bank issuers charge higher interest rates than smaller issuers

March 4, 2024

Via: LexBlog

After targeting credit card late fees in its proposed rule, the CFPB has set its sights on further attacking credit card pricing through interest rates. The CFPB published a blog late last month stating that credit card interest rate margins […]


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Profit-Sharing Arrangement Tied To Employer’s Overall Profits Not Subject to Massachusetts Wage Act

February 20, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Employers with Massachusetts-based employees know that the Massachusetts Wage Act (the “Wage Act”), with its strict liability and automatic treble damages and attorneys’ fees, is a powerful and exacting statute with which they must comply. Powerful as it may be […]


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CFPB seeks approval for new auto finance data collection

February 19, 2024

Via: LexBlog

The CFPB recently published a notice in the Federal Register indicating that it is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of additional auto finance data pursuant to its authority under the Dodd-Frank Act […]


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Updated California Pay Data Reporting Guidance Increases Focus on Remote Employee Reporting

February 9, 2024

Via: National Law Review

On February 1, 2024, the California Civil Rights Department (CRD), the agency responsible for administering California’s pay data collection, issued updated guidance for the 2023 California pay data reports that are due May 8, 2024. The new guidance largely maintains […]


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What’s Love Got to Do With It – Why Negotiating a Buy-Sell Agreement Is a Good Idea Even Among Family Business Owners

February 5, 2024

Via: LexBlog

Family members who enter into a private business together are taking on double risk. They face the same types of challenges that all owners and investors face in operating/investing in a business, but they are also exposed to the risk […]


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CFPB proposed rule would make certain overdraft program’s credit subject to Regulation Z disclosure requirements and could cap overdraft fees at $3

January 19, 2024

Via: LexBlog

In furtherance of the Biden Administration’s “junk fee” agenda, on January 17, 2024, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its proposed rule to amend Regulations E and Z to regulate overdraft services provided by “very large financial institutions” (an insured […]


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Ninth Circuit imposes limits on personal jurisdiction over foreign-based payment processor

December 5, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Unlike “general” personal jurisdiction, which allows a court to hear all claims against a defendant as long as that defendant is “at home” in the state, “specific” jurisdiction applies to defendants with less intimate ties to the forum state but […]


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DOL Issues Proposed Amendment to Investment Advice Fiduciary Regulation

November 9, 2023

Via: JD Supra

On October 31, 2023, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a much-anticipated proposal to amend its 1975 “investment advice fiduciary” regulation, which defines when a person who provides investment advice for a fee or other compensation to a retirement plan […]


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CFPB Announces Proposed Rules to Accelerate Open Banking

October 24, 2023

Via: LexBlog

On October 19, 2023, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced its long-awaited proposed rule regulating “Personal Financial Data Rights” (the proposed rule). The proposed rule implements Section 1033 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which provides consumers the right to access […]


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FTC Releases Proposed Rule Targeting “Junk” Fees

October 11, 2023

Via: LexBlog

This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a Proposed Rule, “Rule on Unfair or Deceptive Fees.” The Proposed Rule comes after the FTC solicited comments through its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in November 2022. The Proposed Rule would […]


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Should My Firm Offer Legal Fee Financing or Payment Plans?

September 19, 2023

Via: National Law Review

As our economy enters a period of financial stress, consumers are leaning toward options that provide flexibility in purchases. Larger-priced items become a deterrent as families and businesses struggle to make ends meet. We all need financial relief while still […]


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Is Passive Income Really Passive – Uncovering the Truth

September 14, 2023

Via: Entrepreneur

When you think of long-term wealth creation, it’s hard to overlook passive income. Thinking of personal finance, passive income promises a steady financial inflow even when you aren’t working anymore. Some sources of passive income even promise the dream of […]


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Tenth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Favor of Defendant in FDCPA Case on the Basis of Claim Preclusion

August 3, 2023

Via: LexBlog

On August 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld a trial court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of a debt buyer holding that claim preclusion barred the plaintiff’s claims brought under the Fair Debt Collections […]


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Joshua Smeltzer Quoted by Tax Notes on IRS Funding

July 19, 2023

Via: LexBlog

In a recent article by Tax Notes, tax experts expressed their concerns and hopes for the influx of funding granted to the IRS via the Inflation Reduction Act. Gray Reed Partner Joshua Smeltzer was one of the experts interviewed. Board […]