Business Law

  • Understand the Impacts of the Proposed Marijuana Reclassification

    June 7, 2024

    On May 21, 2024, the Department of Justice (DOJ) proposed a rule which, if enacted, would “transfer marijuana from schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) to schedule III of the CSA.”1 Before the rule can be enacted, a 60 day comment period is given to allow members of the public to voice their […]

  • The Federal Trade Commission and The Department of Labor Announce Final Rules that Impact Employers

    April 24, 2024

    Employers Hit With Double April Whammy! On a day that may be remembered as Armageddon Tuesday by Employers, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and The Department of Labor (DOL) both announced final rules on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, that will have major implications for virtually every employer. The Federal Trade Commission rule bans almost all […]

  • American Privacy Rights Act: Key Lawmakers Reach Compromise on Bipartisan, Bicameral Comprehensive Data Privacy Legislation

    April 15, 2024

    On April 7, 2024, nearly two years after Congress’s last attempt to pass a national data privacy law, Senator Maria Canwell, chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, unveiled the American Privacy Rights Act of 2024 (the “Act”). With an increasing number of […]

  • Alabama Federal Court Finds Corporate Transparency Act Unconstitutional: Why Your Business Still Needs to Comply

    March 6, 2024

    What happened? On March 1, 2024, a federal district court in Alabama held the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) – federal legislation that requires businesses to submit beneficial ownership information reports (a “BOI Report”) – to be unconstitutional. In this particular case, the National Small Business Association sought injunctive relief which would prevent the application of […]

  • New Reporting Requirements for Businesses Under the Corporate Transparency Act

    October 19, 2023

    Beginning on January 1, 2024, your business may have new reporting requirements under the Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”). On September 29, 2022, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued a final rule implementing the CTA’s beneficial ownership reporting provisions. The final rule requires anyone who is considered a “beneficial owner” or “company applicant” of […]

  • National Labor Relations Board WADES INTO NON-COMPETE DEBATE

    June 1, 2023

    Financial Danger Ahead! Despite the fact that non-compete and non-solicitation agreements are specifically allowed by statute in the vast majority of the States, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) is poised to challenge the legality of many such agreements as a violation of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”). In an […]

  • Internal revenue Service PENALTY RELIEF FOR 2019 AND 2020 LATE FILED TAX RETURNS AND INFORMATION RETURNS

    September 7, 2022

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued an Administrative Notice on August 24, 2022, providing for penalty relief for late filed tax returns and late filed information returns for the taxable years 2019 and 2020.  To qualify for the penalty relief, the taxpayers must submit any eligible tax return for these years on or before September […]

  • UPDATE: Court Stays Enforcement of Revived Earned Sick Time Act and Minimum Wage Hike

    August 2, 2022

    Following last month’s decision from the Michigan Court of Claims effectively reinstating Michigan’s Earned Sick Time Act and Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act in their pre-amendment, ballot initiative form, the state defendant immediately filed a claim for appeal and moved to stay enforcement of the decision. On July 29, 2022, the Court granted a temporary […]

  • Is a National Standard for Data Privacy on the Horizon?

    June 23, 2022

    A key congressional subcommittee begins debate today, June 23, 2022, on legislation leaders are calling the closest Congress has ever come to enacting a national standard for data privacy. As an increasing number of states enact consumer privacy laws, many businesses must comply with seemingly conflicting standards on what information they may collect, what they […]

  • OSHA Mandates COVID-19 Vaccination or Weekly Testing for Employers with 100+ Employees

    November 4, 2021

    Today, November 4, 2021, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) implementing President Biden’s mandate that all employers with 100 or more employees to require employees either be fully vaccinated or produce negative test results for COVID-19 on at least a weekly basis before coming to […]

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