Over the past week, the executive branch has issued a series of regulations and executive orders aimed at loosening certain health insurance rules and regulations that impact employers, employees, insurance companies, and individuals. The new regulations, which were issued in response to a previous executive order, allow an expanded group of employers to apply for a waiver from the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) mandate to provide contraceptive coverage. The regulations were followed by an executive order instructing various departments to work to facilitate the purchase of health insurance
What do public companies working to implement the pay ratio rules before next proxy season and Vince Gill circa 1989 have in common? They have both seen a sight for sore eyes, as the guidance released by the SEC on September 21st provides issuers with increased flexibility and relief with respect to the pay ratio rules. This client alert briefly summarizes the SEC’s seven-page interpretive release and the SEC staff’s related published guidance and updated Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (“C&DIs”), all of which can be accessed easily at the SEC’s new website dedica
Public companies and investors might soon share the sentiment from Green Day’s chart-topper “Wake Me Up When September Ends.” Early September marks the effective dates for two notable changes from the SEC that companies and investors knew were coming but might not be prepared for: (1) the requirement that registration statements and periodic reports include hyperlinks to each exhibit and (2) the shortening of the settlement cycle from “T+3” to “T+2.” This client alert briefly describes what these changes might mean for companies and investors
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Effective September 18, 2017, all employers are required to use Form I-9 with revision date 7/17/17 N. Employers must complete Form I-9 to establish the identity and work authorization for all individuals hired after November 6, 1986, for employment in the United States.