The U.S. Department of Labor issued rule changes that will impact employee classification and overtime pay for millions of American workers. To avoid costly risks, partner John Shunk explains in Entrepreneur proactive steps employers should take ahead of the January 2020 deadline.

Blockstack’s recent ICO marks the first time a digital asset has obtained SEC approval—good news for everyone. Even better news is the regulatory framework that’s beginning to take shape for digital currency. Partner Brent Wadman offers his analysis on this rapidly evolving industry in his recent article in the online publication Information Age.  

https://www.information-age.com/blockchain-regulation-blockstack-123484878/

Before the U.S. Department of Labor’s new rule takes effect, companies have an opportunity to find and fix employment and payroll policies before they become lawsuits. John Shunk offers specific steps employers can take to proactively improve practices. 

Consolidation is Transforming Medicine Healthcare practitioners are increasingly joining forces with other practitioners, resulting in multi-disciplinary practices across several states. While these practitioners explore the business advantages of consolidation, they should be mindful of legal implications. Messner Reeves partners Torben Welch and Maclain Joyce co-authored this article in "Medical Economics" providing guidance for practice owners to ensure compliance with federal regulations.

Colorado is growing fast, but laws and regulations governing the insurance industry work differently than in other jurisdictions—and insurers new to the state need to be prepared. Heather Salg outlines in Carrier Management some tips for insurers considering new business operations in the Centennial State. 

 

01.01.2018

BY: Andrew M. Bechel, Esq. and Gregory M. Janssen, Esq.

On January 1, 2018, new audit rules are going into effect that will impact the audit process for partnerships, including most multi-member limited liability companies.

08.15.2017

BY: KATHERINE E. WHITNEY 

Local minimum wage ordinances in Missouri will become invalid on August 28, 2017, when House Bill 1194, which bans local minimum wage ordinances, becomes law.

05.05.2017

BY: KATHERINE E. WHITNEY 

On May 5, 2017, the minimum wage in St. Louis will increase to $10.00 per hour for most employees.

02.17.2017

BY: KATHERINE E. WHITNEY 

New regulations governing the use of payroll debit cards (also known as “pay cards”) in New York will not go into effect as planned on March 7, 2017.

02.01.2017

BY: KATHERINE E. WHITNEY 

All U.S. employers must now use the new Form I-9 (employment eligibility verification form) that was released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in November.

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