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U.S. Department of Labor Withdraws Obama-Era Guidance on Independent Contractors and Joint Employers, Signaling Significant Shift in Wage and Hour Policy for Nonprofits and Other Employers

USA - June 12 2017 On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew two Wage and Hour Division administrative interpretations on independent

Setting up and Operating a Federal Super PAC

USA - May 25 2016 This memorandum summarizes the rules of the road for setting up and operating federal Super PACs, which are groups formed primarily to make

Foolishness and the Well-Paved Road to Sanctions

USA - June 12 2017 We’ve previously explained the foolishness of trying to destroy or alter electronically stored information that qualifies as evidence in litigation

SEC Comments on Standards of Conduct for Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers

USA - June 13 2017 SEC Chairman Jay Clayton recently commented on the Department of Labor's "Fiduciary Rule." In that context, Chairman Clayton stated that "clarity and

Payments Compliance 101 for VARs, Gateways, and ISVs

Global, USA - June 14 2017 The payments industry evolves almost daily with the introduction of new Technologies and shifting consumer preferences. While in the past there was a

What to Expect in a Narrowed CFPB Debt Collection Rulemaking

USA - June 16 2017 The scope of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed rule on debt collection will be narrower than initially planned and focus on

The CFPB Is Still Playing Sheriff

USA - June 16 2017 As the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit hears the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB or Bureau) en banc appeal of the PHH case, many

Inadvertent Custody: Don't Let It Happen to You!

USA - June 14 2017 Earlier this year, the SEC's Division of Investment Management issued a Guidance Update regarding "inadvertent custody." It's important, so we

Supreme Court Rejects FDCPA Coverage of Debt Buyers, Settling Circuit Split

USA - June 14 2017 Companies that purchase and service default accounts for their own account are not considered "debt collectors" under the Fair Debt Collection

Payments Compliance 101 for VARs, Gateways, and ISVs

Global, USA - June 14 2017 The payments industry evolves almost daily with the introduction of new Technologies and shifting consumer preferences. While in the past there was a