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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

It’s that time of the year – a time for clearing out the clutter, fresh beginnings and new growth. Most people associate Spring cleaning with home, but the concepts are also quite applicable to businesses. It truly is the ideal…

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

On March 21, 2018, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey nominated 158 population census tracts (at least one in each of Alabama’s 67 counties) for designation as “qualified opportunity zones” (“opportunity zones”) pursuant to the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017…

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that became law in December 2017 includes a tax benefit for certain employers that offer paid family and medical leave to their employees. The tax credit is available for the 2018 and 2019 tax…

Friday, January 26th, 2018

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule to expand the usefulness and availability of “association health plans” by reducing the restrictions on the types of employers that may join together to form “associations” for the purpose of offering…

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Friends and Clients: We wanted to pass along welcome news from the IRS regarding ACA reporting requirements under Code Sections 6055 and 6056 for the 2017 calendar year (to be completed in 2018). As with prior years, the IRS has…

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

As 2018 quickly approaches, blood pressures might be rising at public companies.  Outside and in-house counsel alike are contemplating what has to be done in order to disclose the CEO pay ratio for the first time – from finalizing the…

Monday, December 18th, 2017

The National Labor Relations Board capped off an eventful week on Friday, December 15 by issuing two more opinions overruling existing precedent, this time in the areas of lawful changes in employment matters and the standard for determining appropriate bargaining…

Friday, December 15th, 2017

On December 14, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board issued two 3-2 decisions overruling prior opinions that had been the subject of criticism by employers. In each case, the Board members split by party affiliation, reflecting the impact of the…

Friday, November 17th, 2017

The IRS recently updated long-unchanged guidance regarding its enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA’s”) employer shared responsibility provisions (commonly called the “employer mandate”), which generally require large employers to offer health care coverage to their full-time employees or face…

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

On October 23, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved a new audit standard of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) that significantly modifies and expands the form of auditor’s report to be issued by auditors of…