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Business Law & Regulations, Finance, Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Companies Revisit Financial Forecasts Ahead of Potential Tax Changes

January 20, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Companies are ramping up their financial forecasting and planning to prepare for potential changes to the U.S. tax code under the incoming Biden administration, which are now more likely after Georgia’s runoff elections handed Democrats control of the Senate. Joe […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor, Workplace Safety & Health

Certain Specialists Are Administratively Exempt

January 20, 2021

Via: SHRM

Three specialist job classifications of a Medicare insurance provider are administratively exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Four former contracting specialists, one operations specialist and one pharmacy Part D […]


Know Your Rights

UN rights experts condemn US Capitol riots, call on US to uphold rule of law

January 19, 2021

Via: Jurist

A group of independent UN experts released a statement Monday condemning the violent riots on Capitol Hill that were intended to disrupt the formal counting of the electoral votes on January 6. The statement called for a peaceful return to […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance, Privacy

Addressing The Security Risks Of University Foreign Funding

January 19, 2021

Via: Law360

While global media outlets have focused attention on election security, major U.S. health care facilities have been under direct cyberattacks in recent months. This follows disruptive cyberattacks on municipalities earlier this year. These attacks, and the often short news cycles […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Top Five Labor Law Developments for December 2020

January 19, 2021

Via: National Law Review

The union filed a petition to represent a unit of roughly seven dockworkers and clerks at the distribution center, but the employer contended that a proper unit must also include seven drivers based at the same facility. Rejecting the employer’s […]


Know Your Rights, Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

US sanctions Cuba interior ministry for alleged human rights abuses

January 18, 2021

Via: Jurist

The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed sanctions on the Cuban Ministry of Interior and the Minister of Interior, Lazaro Alberto Álvarez Casas, for alleged human rights abuses on Friday. Under Executive Order 13818, the […]


Financing your Business

What the COVID-19 Stimulus Package Means for Small Businesses

January 15, 2021

Via: Fit Small Business

The United States Congress has passed several measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic designed to help small businesses, including tax rebates, tax-filing extensions, business loans, emergency relief, and modified tax treatment. Perhaps the most significant benefit, the Paycheck Protection […]


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Illinois lawmakers approve bill overhauling criminal justice system

January 15, 2021

Via: Jurist

Illinois lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday overhauling the state’s criminal justice system in a sweeping reform. The bill, HB 3653, makes it official misconduct for police officers to fail to use body cameras or intentionally misrepresent facts in police reports […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

WhatsApp Delays Rollout of New Privacy Tools After User Backlash

January 15, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

WhatsApp is delaying a controversial update to its privacy policy after backlash from some users over how it would share data with Facebook Inc., which owns the popular messaging service. The company, which has about two billion users, said they […]


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Courts discuss security after warning of potential protest threats

January 14, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

Courts across the country are discussing security after a news report said pro-Trump groups were considering storming courthouses. The Texas Lawyer spoke with court officials in several states and also cited a statement by the Administrative Office of the U.S. […]