Privacy statements have often served as real world examples of the classic philosophical query: if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? A 2016 study straightforwardly titled, “The…

The IRS recently updated long-unchanged guidance regarding its enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA’s”) employer shared responsibility provisions (commonly called the “employer mandate”), which generally require large employers to offer health care coverage to their full-time employees or face…

On October 23, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved a new audit standard of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) that significantly modifies and expands the form of auditor’s report to be issued by auditors of…

Last year, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) released final regulations changing the way employers and other administrators handle benefit claims that necessitate a finding of disability (“Final Regulations”). These changes were reported by Maynard Cooper & Gale in “New Disability…

Section 72003 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (the “FAST Act”), enacted in December 2015, directed the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to carry out a study of the SEC’s disclosure requirements, with a view toward modernizing and…

Over the past week, the executive branch has issued a series of regulations and executive orders aimed at loosening certain health insurance rules and regulations that impact employers, employees, insurance companies, and individuals.  The new regulations, which were issued in…

What do public companies working to implement the pay ratio rules before next proxy season and Vince Gill circa 1989 have in common?  They have both seen a sight for sore eyes, as the guidance released by the SEC on…

Public companies and investors might soon share the sentiment from Green Day’s chart-topper “Wake Me Up When September Ends.” Early September marks the effective dates for two notable changes from the SEC that companies and investors knew were coming but…

This week brings some welcome news for employers.   Earlier this week, the Office of Management and Budget stayed the 2016 EEOC rule requiring EEO-1 filers to include wage and hour data in their EEO-1 reports.  Under Title VII of…

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Effective September 18, 2017, all employers are required to use Form I-9 with revision date 7/17/17 N. Employers must complete Form I-9 to establish the…