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  • IRS will once again issue private rulings to taxpayers regarding some tax-free spinoffs

    Posted by: Ross D. Cohen and Margaret E. Hayes on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm

    IRS will once again issue private rulings to taxpayers regarding some tax-free spinoffs The IRS issued new guidance on August 26 revising its annual list of areas in which the IRS will refuse to issue taxpayer letter rulings (so-called “no-rule areas”). At the beginning of each year, the IRS publishes a list of some 125 specific areas, 12 general areas and other matters for which it will not ...
     
  • How will the new proposed IRS regulations related to valuation discounts impact my business planning?

    Posted by: Steven R. Wilson on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 9:00:00 am

    How will the new proposed IRS regulations related to valuation discounts impact my business planning? In the new Legal Forum Column, Steven R. Wilson discussed new proposed IRS regulations. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville Business First. Question How will the new proposed IRS regulations related to valuation discounts impact my business planning? Answer For decades, ...
     
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practice Act and International Commerce: Avoidable Missteps Beyond the Water’s Edge

    Posted by: Dillon S. Nichols on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 11:00:00 am

    The Foreign Corrupt Practice Act and International Commerce: Avoidable Missteps Beyond the Water’s Edge For better or for worse, the global economy increasingly depends on trade between countries. Even for small- and medium-size businesses, growth might require entering foreign markets, which can bring all sorts of unexpected challenges. To exploit those new opportunities successfully, American businesses must confront ...
     
  • Employers in the Sixth Circuit Must Use "Reasonable Diligence" to Avoid Liability for Unreported Overtime

    Posted by: Philip C. Eschels on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00:00 am

    Employers in the Sixth Circuit Must Use Wage and hour lawsuits are very popular with plaintiffs’ employment lawyers these days. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the general rule is that, if an employer "knows or has reason to believe" that employees are working overtime, they must be paid the overtime rate. For employers in Kentucky, Ohio, ...
     
  • How will the new proposed IRS regulations related to valuation discounts impact my business planning?

    Posted by: Steven R. Wilson on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 9:00:00 am

    How will the new proposed IRS regulations related to valuation discounts impact my business planning? For decades, small business owners have utilized valuation discounts in order to minimize estate and gift taxes while at the same time providing for an orderly transition of ownership and management to the next generation. The way it worked was simple; the business was placed into a family limited partnership or ...
     
  • The American College of Trial Lawyers Challenges Long Delays in Veterans' Appeals for Benefits as Unconstitutional

    Posted by: J. Richard Kiefer on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 3:00:00 pm

    The American College of Trial Lawyers Challenges Long Delays in Veterans' Appeals for Benefits as Unconstitutional On July 21, 2016, the American College of Trial Lawyers filed a petition with the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims seeking an order requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to eliminate unconstitutional delays in the VA appeals system. The Petitioner has asked the Court to hold that the ...
     
  • What Could the First Ever OCR Settlement Under HIPAA with a Business Associate Mean for Health Care Providers?

    Posted by: Carmin D. Grandinetti on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 9:00:00 am

    What Could the First Ever OCR Settlement Under HIPAA with a Business Associate Mean for Health Care Providers? On June 30, the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced the first-ever settlement under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) with a business associate. In the press release, OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels stated: Business associates must implement the ...
     
  • What do the new DOL overtime regulations mean for employers?

    Posted by: Brent R. Baughman on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 8:00:00 am

    What do the new DOL overtime regulations mean for employers? In the new Legal Forum Column, Brent R. Baughman discussed the new DOL overtime rules. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville Business First. Question What do the new DOL overtime regulations mean for employers? Answer The U.S. Department of Labor recently published its ...
     
  • Commentary on Proposed Biodigester Zoning Regulations

    Posted by: Brian D. Zoeller on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 4:00:00 pm

    Commentary on Proposed Biodigester Zoning Regulations Develop Louisville’s Office of Planning & Design Services released draft zoning regulations for anaerobic digesters on July 18, and after reviewing these proposals, I believe it is necessary to step-back and bring clarity to confusion as it relates to community and renewable and reusable energy. The proper ...
     
  • Kentucky Law Now Allows Employees "Two Bites" at the Apple in Discrimination Claims

    Posted by: Philip C. Eschels on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 9:00:00 am

    Kentucky Law Now Allows Employees Under long-established election–of–remedies law in Kentucky, a current or former employee seeking recovery for an alleged violation of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act had to choose whether to pursue a claim through the administrative system, e.g., the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights ...
     
 
 
 

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