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Key distinctions between distributors and agents

USA - July 25 2013 Many foreign companies elect to engage a distributor in the U.S. in order to profit from the distributor's experience and existing sales channels. It

90 or 180 days? Which subcontracts are covered? Two difficult federal contractor (FAR) E-Verify problems

USA - December 31 2009 E-Verify for federal contractors has been in effect for over 100 days

Understanding HIPAA: including print and copy machines in your business’s compliance plan

USA - July 13 2010 As one managed health care plan recently learned, overlooking copy and print machines when implementing HIPAA privacy and security measures is a costly mistake

Blanket L visa applicants must now pay the border security fee at the embassy or consulate

USA - January 12 2011 Under the Border Security Act, the U.S. government collects an additional fee of $2,000 in certain H-1B cases and $2,250 in certain L-1 cases if the employer has more than 50 employees in the United States, more than 50 of whom are in H-1B or L-1 status

Virginia’s new Power of Attorney Act

USA - June 30 2010 The Virginia General Assembly recently passed Virginia's version of the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (the "Act"

Treasury, IRS Deem Proposed Regulations Under Sec. 2704 Put Undue Burden on Taxpayers

USA - July 12 2017 The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS, in Notice 2017-38, have identified the proposed regulations (the "Proposed Regulations") under 2704

Export control laws for the General Counsel

USA - June 5 2015 You are the chief legal officer of a U.S. company. Your CEO walks into your office and announces that your company is about to conclude its first

CFPB updates mortgage rules readiness guide

USA - January 3 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the "CFPB") recently issued the 2013 CFPB Dodd-Frank Mortgage Rules Readiness Guide, Version 2.0. The

Banking agencies publish supplemental final rules on Dodd-Frank requirements for appraisals for higher-risk mortgage loans

USA - January 2 2014 On Thursday, December 26, 2013, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, National Credit

IRS issues long-awaited guidance regarding the allocation of federal rehabilitation tax credits

USA - January 1 2014 The Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") recently issued guidance in Rev. Proc. 2014-12, providing a safe harbor for the allocation of IRC Sec. 47