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Restraint on Trade

Jun 19, 2013 - Uncategorized by

In February, a bill was introduced in the Kansas Senate to reform the Kansas Restraint of Trade Act in response to a May 2012 Kansas Supreme Court decision, addressing pricing agreements. The Bill was passed by the Senate in late February and heard in the House on March 13. The […]

Court Declares NLRB Posting Rule Invalid

May 9, 2013 - Alerts by

One year ago, we published an Alert on a new rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), requiring virtually all employers to post a notice about employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act. (Click here to view that Alert.) The rule was supposed to take effect in […]

Retirement Plan Financial Service Providers Are In the Department of Labor’s Cross-Hairs Under Recent Enforcement Initiative

Mar 6, 2013 - Alerts by

Once upon a time, most retirement plan investment advisors, broker-dealers, and consultants were largely an afterthought in the mind of the Department of Labor (“DOL”).  The agency concentrated nearly all of its employee benefit enforcement resources on plan sponsors, plan administrators, and plan trustees.  Absent some glaring conflict of interest […]

New FMLA Regulations Require Action by March 8, 2013

Feb 25, 2013 - Alerts by

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) on February 5, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued new FMLA regulations that will take effect on March 8, 2013. Employers should immediately review the changes to the regulations and then make necessary revisions […]

Use It or Lose It – Exemptions Expire Soon

Sep 20, 2012 - Alerts by

In December 2010, the federal gift and estate tax exemption was temporarily increased through 2012.  As a result, a person can transfer up to $5.12 million without paying gift tax.  A married couple can combine their exemption and transfer $10.24 million tax free. Unless Congress and the President agree before the […]

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