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Director and Officer Liability – Texas Franchise Taxes
Published: February 27, 2017
One of the basic tenants of corporate law is that the individuals acting on behalf of a corporation generally are not personally liable for the debts and obligations of the corporation. The corporation is a distinct legal entity — an artificial ...

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OFCCP Mails Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters
Published: February 23, 2017
On Feb. 17, 2017, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued its Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs) to federal contractors and subcontractors. These letters provide contractors with an advance courtesy notice that they may be selected for a ...

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EEOC Extends Time for Stakeholder Comments on Harassment Guidance
Published: February 7, 2017
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has extended the time period for comments on its proposed harassment guidance. Employers, employee rights advocates and other stakeholders now have until March 21 to comment on this proposal, which addresses identifying and preventing ...

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Possible Estate Tax Repeal Still Uncertain
Published: February 6, 2017
Many interested observers have been following the possible repeal of the federal estate tax (and related transfer taxes) since the 2016 election, which saw the rise of a president who has pledged to eliminate the tax and the retention of ...

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The “Twofer” Executive Order
Published: February 4, 2017
On Jan. 30, 2017, President Trump signed the “twofer” Executive Order 13771, which applies not just to environmental regulation. So what exactly did the president order? For every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations must be identified ...

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Does your commercial real estate due diligence checklist consider environmental contamination and insurance coverage?
Published: February 2, 2017
Two commercial property owners find themselves responsible for decades-old environmental contamination because they failed to conduct proper environmental due diligence before their purchase and they bought short-tail, claims-made insurance policies with a claims-in-process exclusion that did not offer any protection ...

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Guard Your W-2s From Scammers and Hackers
Published: February 2, 2017
It’s W-2 season, and at least four businesses so far have been scammed into providing all of their W-2 forms to “unknown recipients,” leading to large data breaches. The cleanup from such a data breach can be very expensive. An ...

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Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule – What Changed?
Published: January 30, 2017
On Nov. 28, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency published the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (“HWGIR”), offering improvements to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act’s (“RCRA”) Hazardous Waste Generator Regulatory program enacted in 1980. The new rule brings over 60 ...

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Prompt Pay Act: Great Asset For Subs, Major Danger For General Contractors
Published: January 30, 2017
Ohio’s Prompt Pay Act provides significant rights for subcontractors: interest on amounts not properly paid within 10 days of receipt of payment by the general contractor at a whopping 18% and attorneys fees where a court concludes the general contractor ...

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Breakdown of 2016 Workplace Discrimination Charges
Published: January 23, 2017
On Jan. 18, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released its “Enforcement and Litigation Data” report for fiscal year 2016. The EEOC reported it received 91,503 charges of discrimination and secured over $482 million to resolve claims (a ...

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