- Mar 07 2017
On March 1, 2017, the Georgia House of Representatives voted 126-40 to adopt HB 329 which would convert the current graduated-rate individual income tax into a single, 5.4 percent flat-rate tax.
- Jan 27 2017
This client alert follows up on our prior alerts entitled "Employee Benefit Plan Filing Deadlines." The following are the most common applicable filing deadlines (and/or "Heads Up" for coming deadlines) or other important dates for January and February 2017 for calendar year plans:
January 16 – Deadline for the plan administrator of self-insured health plans to pay all or at least the first installment of the transitional reinsurance fee for 2016. To the ...
- Dec 22 2016
On December 15, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA). Effective immediately, the law prevents companies from contractually prohibiting their consumers from “disparaging” them in any manner, effectively preventing those consumers from publishing anything negative about those companies online.
The CRFA will make it illegal for companies to prohibit their consumers from leaving genuine negative reviews and/or ...
- Dec 01 2016
This client alert follows up on our prior alert titled, "Employee Benefit Plan Filing Deadlines." The following are the most common applicable filing deadlines for calendar year plans for December 2016.
- Nov 23 2016
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide emergency injunction effectively preventing the United States Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing its hotly contested overtime rule.
The rule, a summary of which is available here, was slated to go into effect on December 1, 2016. A collection of 21 states, however, sued the federal government arguing, among other things, that the DOL was not authorized to ...
- Nov 08 2016
The IRS in Notice 2016-62 recently announced the Cost-Of-Living Adjustments for 2017 for various caps on benefits.
- Oct 27 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on October 26, 2016 voted to update Rules 147 and 504.
- Oct 13 2016
Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have each put forward plans for paid parental leave and assistance with the cost of childcare. However, as expected the plans differ significantly. The Clinton Plan is broader, more progressive, and more reliant upon government-administered programs.
- Oct 10 2016
This alert follows up on our August 4, 2016, alert titled, “Upcoming Employee Benefit Plan Deadlines.” The following are the most common applicable filing deadlines for calendar year plans for October and November.
- Sep 26 2016
Comparison of Clinton and Trump Tax Proposals
As the 2016 Presidential Election approaches the Democratic and Republican candidates and their staff are busy refining and promoting their respective economic and tax reform proposals. While neither candidate is proposing a real fundamental change to our system of taxation both have put forward proposals that would significantly impact both individuals and businesses. As expected, Clinton’s proposals ...