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New unemployment insurance laws require employers to respond to information requests or face consequences

January 15 2014 Recent developments in state and federal unemployment insurance laws may impact procedures employers have in place for responding to requests for…

Children's products: an overview of advertising laws and regulations

January 27 2016 Like all businesses, manufacturers and retailers of children's products must comply with advertising laws and regulations. Advertising laws protect…

CFPB orders mortgage originator to pay $19 million for steering violations – CEO to pay $1 million

June 4 2015 The CFPB filed a complaint in federal district court against RPM Mortgage, Inc. and its CEO, Erwin Robert Hirt, for illegally paying bonuses and…

What the New Kansas Income Tax Bill Will Mean for Individuals and Businesses

June 8 2017 The saga of Kansas income tax law changes concluded earlier this week when Kansas lawmakers overrode Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill that…

OFCCP releases new “voluntary self- identification of disability” form

February 12 2014 The new government-approved form that federal contractors must use to invite job applicants and employees to voluntarily self-identify as individuals…

SEC Staff Issues Accounting Guidance on “Spring-Loaded” Compensation Awards to Executives

November 29 2021 The SEC staff has released guidance for companies about how to properly recognize and disclose compensation cost for “spring-loaded awards” made to…

Proposed CFIUS Rules Would Delay Determination with Respect to Excepted Foreign States

November 27 2021 The “excepted foreign state” definition in the CFIUS rules operates together with other relevant terms to exclude from CFIUS’s jurisdiction covered…

SEC Proposes Changes to Proxy Advisor Rules

November 26 2021 In 2019, the SEC proposed changes to its proxy advisor rules (the “2019 Proposed Rules”). Later the SEC adopted final rules regarding proxy voting…

New Kansas Law Creates Uncertainty and Risk for Employers Complying with Federal COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

November 24 2021 On November 23, 2021, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed House Bill 2001, following a special session called by the Kansas legislature. This new law…

SEC Adopts Mandatory Universal Proxy Rules

November 17 2021 In 2016 the SEC adopted proposed rules related to use of universal proxies in contested director elections. The SEC has now adopted final rules. The…