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- Blog: Haynes and Boone BlogsIRS Updates Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Audit Technique GuidePosted on August 1, 2021 by Haynes and Boone Benefits GroupThe IRS recently updated its Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Audit Technique Guide (the “Updated Guide”), which replaces the previous version published in June 2015. The Updated Guide provides more detailed guidance on the legal standards applicable to deferred compensation arrangements, including the addition of specific citations to relevant regulations and revenue rulings. Notably, the Updated Guide […] The post IRS Updates Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Audit Technique Guide appeared first on Haynes and Boone Blogs.
- Blog: Privacy and Information Security Law BlogLuxembourg DPA Fines Amazon 746 Million Euros for GDPR ViolationsPosted on July 30, 2021 by Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPOn July 16, 2021, the Luxembourg data protection authority (Commission nationale pour la protection des donées, “CNPD”) imposed a record-breaking €746 million fine on Amazon Europe Core S.à.r.l. for alleged violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The CNPD also ordered Amazon to revise certain of its practices. Continue Reading
- Blog: BuildSmartRead Your Contract: It May Cost You Your Arbitration AwardPosted on July 29, 2021 by Sydney M. Warren and J. David PughImagine receiving an arbitration award in favor of your client. You move to confirm the award, and the award is vacated because the parties failed to mediate prior to arbitration. That is exactly what happened in Burke v. Roberson. In December 2020, the First Court of Appeals in Houston affirmed the vacatur of an arbitration...Continue Reading
- Blog: Waller Law Blog“No Surprises Act” has a disparate impact on hospital-based physician servicesPosted on July 28, 2021 by The rule imposes sweeping limitations on the amounts providers may charge patients for out-of-network services.
- Blog: Taking Care of HR BusinessConnecticut Employers Take Note – Cease Seeking Past Pay InformationPosted on July 25, 2021 by Emily Coombs WaddellBig changes are coming to Connecticut employers and with it, many organizational hiring practices with the passage of HB Number 6380. HB Number 6380 limits the disclosure of wage information from past positions. Currently, Connecticut employers are prohibited from asking (or directing a third party to ask) about an applicant’s wage and salary history. Employers [...]
- Blog: The Business Law BlogAmendments to the Business Corporations Act Permit Virtual Meetings in
British ColumbiaPosted on June 1, 2021 by Stuart D. Breen, Michael Li, Chat Ortved, Jagdeep S. Shergill, Jacqueline
WilmottVirtual shareholder meetings have become ubiquitous for both public and private companies since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Canadian securities regulators, stock exchanges and federal and provincial governments quickly responded to accommodate electronic meetings where it was otherwise not permitted. In British Columbia, Ministerial Order No. M116 was ...