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Corporate Transparency Act: New Reporting Requirements

This article provides a general summary of the Corporate Transparency Act and its requirements and is not intended to, and does not, provide legal, compliance or other advice to any specific individual or entity. Please reach out to your contact at Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C. for assistance regarding the application of the Corporate Transparency Act to your specific situation.

New Year Reset: 7 Ways to Plan For Your Future

The New Year serves as a natural point for reflection and goal-setting. One reset can include planning for your future through estate planning and elder law considerations. Here are 7 reasons why it is important.

Are Your Independent Contractors Really Your Employees?

On January 10th, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rule changing the criteria for how it will classify workers moving forward. This final rule will go into effect on March 11, 2024 and will have a major impact on the gig economy.

Look What the IRS Put In Your Stocking: Penalty Relief

On December 19, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service announced new penalty relief for approximately 4.7 million individuals, businesses and tax-exempt organizations that were not sent automated collection reminder notices because of the pandemic.

NLRB Finalizes Joint Employer Rule

On October 27, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a final rule addressing the standard for determining joint-employer status.

Important Sunshine Law Update: November 2023

This is an important change to how Act 65 and the Sunshine Law have been recently interpreted by the Courts.

2024 Dollar Limitations on Benefits and Contributions

With the release of Notice 2023-75 the IRS has announced the cost-of-living adjustments for pension plans and other related items for the 2024 tax year.

Guardianships: What, Why, How, and Comparison to Power of Attorney

This article reviews the What, Why, and How of Guardianships and provides a comparison of Guardianship vs. Power of Attorney.

Agent and Broker Mergers & Acquisitions: 3rd Quarter 2023

Mergers & acquisitions among insurance agencies and brokers in the
United States and Canada declined 34%, as compared to the 3rd quarter 2022.

EEOC Proposes Updated Workplace Harassment Guidance

On September 29th, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) proposed updated guidance on workplace harassment. If finalized, the guidance would demonstrate how the EEOC would pursue workplace harassment claims against employers moving forward.

It Just Became A lot Easier for a Union to Represent Your Employees

On August 25th, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a major decision that details a new standard for determining when employers are required to recognize and bargain with unions without a representation election.

The Rules Have Changed: A New Standard for Assessing Lawfulness of Workplace Policies

The NLRB adopted a new standard for how it will evaluate workplace policies (commonly found in employee handbooks) to determine whether such policies interfere with or infringe upon employees’ rights to engage in protected activities.

RMDs: Transition Relief and Guidance from IRS

On July 14, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2023-54 in response to comments and questions related to changes made by the SECURE 2.0 Act.

GROFF V. DEJOY: Supreme Court Clarifies "Undue Hardship" for Religious Accommodations

While the Court clarified the meaning of “undue hardship,” it still left employers without clear guidance as to when exactly a request for religious accommodation may be denied. However, the Court provided a number of points that employers should keep in mind.

Roth Conversion: For You? Or For the Next Generation?

For demonstration purposes this may be an extreme example. However, it did get your attention and hopefully, will trigger your interest to consider a Roth conversion as part of your overall estate planning.

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