On December 28, 2015, the IRS released Notice 2016-4, which extended the deadlines for employer and insurer reporting under the Affordable Care Act.
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Patagonia, Ace Hardware, Aeropostale, Bed Bath & Beyond and Estee Lauder are the most recent companies sued by blind plaintiffs, alleging that the retailers’ websites are not accessible to the blind as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In light of the uncertain state of the law, the following actions may reduce risk for website operators, even though such actions may not be legally required.
With the increased commoditization of information as to what “is market” on M&A transactions, deal lawyers can focus quite a bit of energy on relatively small changes in deal terms. The terms ebb and flow based on market conditions but it is unusual to have a game changing shift. Not so with the use of representation and warranty insurance. The explosion in the use of representation and warranty insurance is well documented with 2015 seeing a dramatic increase in the product being used in lower middle market transactions. With more insurers entering the market, the minimum transaction price continues to drop. We have quickly seen the minimum deal price where the product might fit drop from around $50 million to as low as $25 million. This change can materially impact how you approach a lower middle market transaction.
The recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which became effective December 1, 2015, are aimed at accelerating discovery and focusing on relevancy and proportionality. Here is an overview of the key changes that will impact the timing and scope of discovery.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently investigated the Kansas-based, high-end watchmaker Niall Luxury Goods, LLC (Niall) over whether the firm overstated the extent to which its watches are made in the U.S. A key issue was that critical components of the company’s watches are sourced from other countries.
This article provides an overview of recent developments in dual nationality and its effects on diplomatic protection.
France restores land border controls until December 13. Also, businesses convicted of illegal labor may be blacklisted.
Italy approved amendments to current Italian citizenship law and clarified the assessment procedure of the Integration Agreement. Italy also announced updates on the study to work permit conversion and new electronic residence permits with microchips.
Fines for illegal employment have decreased from 12,000 to 8,000 Euros.
The recent, relevant changes of the Immigration Rules are summarized with a focus on Tier 2 sponsors.