Alerts

  • Jun 2018

    South Carolina has a complex web of laws governing mandatory reporting, and the responsibility includes more than traditionally-understood abuse or neglect. The law imposes a responsibility to report such things as emotional abuse, teen sexting, and some cases of domestic violence. Furthermore, the statute specifically includes volunteers, thus placing a responsibility on youth-serving organizations to train volunteers as well as employees.

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  • Jun 2018

    Georgia has a complex web of laws governing mandatory reporting, and the responsibility includes more than traditionally-understood abuse or neglect. The law imposes a responsibility to report such things as emotional abuse, exposure to drugs, driving under the influence, and some cases of domestic violence. Furthermore, the statute specifically includes volunteers, thus placing a responsibility on youth-serving organizations to train volunteers as well ...

  • Jun 07 2018

    If you have received a deluge of emails regarding updated privacy policies from services you use, you are not alone. They relate to a new set of data privacy rules that went into effect across the European Union on May 25, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The new rules have sweeping implications for businesses around the world.

  • Jun 05 2018

    An almost overlooked provision[1] in the recent amendments to the Dodd–Frank[2] legislation extends the benefits of the highly popular Regulation A+ offering regime to public companies for the first time.

  • May 21 2018

    On May 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court continued its work in evening the playing field for employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the Court held that arbitration agreements between an employer and employee that contain a waiver of class or collective actions are enforceable.

  • May 17 2018

    The scandal in the USA Gymnastics program that came to light in 2017 recently prompted Congress to do what legislators do and pass a new law. As of February 2018, many youth sports leagues have new requirements for the reporting and prevention of child abuse, mandated by the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017. All youth sports leagues should be aware of the new rules, which requirements, even if they don’t apply ...

  • May 09 2018

    If your organization is gearing up for a non-residential summer program in Georgia, remember to review childcare licensing requirements. If your program cares for children less than 24 hours a day, then it must be either licensed or exempted from licensing requirements. 

  • May 08 2018

    The Time’s Up and #MeToo movements continue to affect change in workplaces across America. Most recently, comprehensive anti-sexual harassment measures have been passed on both the state and local levels in New York.

  • Apr 30 2018

    On December 22, 2017 President Trump signed into law the Tax Reform Reconciliation Act, also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“the Act”). The Act is a major overhaul of the tax system and contains numerous revisions of tax laws applicable to both business and individual taxpayers, including professional service firms and their owners. Some states, including Georgia, have already enacted corresponding legislation.

  • Apr 11 2018

    The IRS recently announced that it will be discontinuing the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (“OVDP”) on September 28, 2018. Taxpayers wanting to enter the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program must postmark their Voluntary Disclosure Letter and requisite attachments (FAQ 24) by September 28, 2018. Taxpayers entering the program can avoid onerous penalties and possible criminal prosecution by voluntarily disclosing their offshore assets and ...

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