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Friday, September 4th, 2020

September 4, 2020 The U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) this week published final regulations in the Federal Register to update and revise requirements for distance education programs and to make related changes to other regulations.  Secretary DeVos said in a…

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

On Nov. 12, Judge Alsup of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted the motion filed by Maynard Cooper’s IP Litigation team on behalf of the Firm’s client, Nephos Inc., to strike the fourth set…

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

The SBA has proposed significant changes to the rules governing joint ventures as part of its overhaul of the SBA’s small business program regulations. The 3-2 Rule: Currently, a joint venture may receive a maximum of three contract awards in…

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

President Trump signed into law the Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 on December 17th, 2018. The Act modified how the SBA calculates a business’ size for revenue-based size standards. The Act also increased the period of time used…

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Thursday, June 11th, 2020

This afternoon, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) released an unofficial version of an Interim Final Rule (“IFR”) addressing the eligibility of students to receive emergency financial aid grants under Sections 18004(a)(2), 18004(a)(3), and 18004(c) of Higher Education Emergency Relief…

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

June 9, 2020 Last month, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) released its long-awaited and controversial final rule regarding sexual harassment and other forms of sex discrimination prohibited under Title IX.  These new regulations are effective on August 14, 2020….

Friday, May 29th, 2020

On May 26, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) most recent guidance to its Regional Administrators and State Plan Designees took effect. In this guidance—more formally known as the Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease…

Friday, May 29th, 2020

A new safe harbor for electronic disclosures released by the Employee Benefits Security Administration (“EBSA”) complements earlier guidance released by EBSA, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), and the Department of Treasury (“Treasury”).  Together, these regulatory releases provide welcome relief for…

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

On May 21, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to its financial disclosure requirements under Regulation S-X (Reg. S-X) for acquisitions and dispositions of businesses by public companies. The amendments1 are intended to improve the financial information…

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (“SECURE Act”) implements several changes to existing laws that could have a significant effect on estate planning for retirement assets. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the…

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Late on Friday, May 15, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) released updated guidance on a host of issues arising from interruptions in institutional operations related to the COVID-19 national emergency.  This new 11-page document, along with an accompanying Q&A,…

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers and employees have faced unprecedented financial strain, and employers have been looking for ways to provide flexibility with respect to cafeteria plan elections. This week, the IRS issued guidance designed to provide…

Friday, May 8th, 2020

In light of the White House’s “Opening Up America Again” Guidelines released on April 16, 2020, several states have begun to scale back their shelter-in-place orders. A number of businesses will again be able to open their doors—at least in…

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

May 7, 2020 Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) released interim instructions to institutions that received emergency grant funds for students (“Emergency Student Grant Funds”) under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”) of the CARES Act.  The Certification…