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  • February 3, 2023
    Employers seeking to sponsor candidates for initial H-1B sponsorship (commonly known as "H-1B CAP") should begin preparing for the H-1B electronic registration process.
  • January 27, 2023
    A Treasury regulation provides that a researcher performing technological research for its customer is not entitled to federal income tax credits for the cost of the research if the researcher does not retain substantial rights in the research.
  • January 27, 2023
    In a unanimous decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals overturned a July 2022 Court of Claims ruling that the Michigan Legislature lacked the constitutional authority to adopt and subsequently amend two 2018 ballot initiatives raising the minimum wage and requiring employers to offer paid medical leave.
  • January 23, 2023
    The U.S. Treasury may now provide direct payments to Tax-exempt entities (including non-profits, states, local governments and public schools) that are planning energy-efficient projects, such as solar improvements to existing buildings or improvements to provide for electric vehicles. New regulations provide clarification for the rules on how to qualify for these increased direct pay credits under the prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements. 
  • January 20, 2023
    Business owners will occasionally express a desire to protect their brand without much knowledge as to the purpose of a trademark or the intricacies involved in the trademark application process. 
  • January 17, 2023
    The government of Canada recently passed legislation that effectively bans non-Canadian individuals and corporations from purchasing residential real estate under the Prohibition of Purchase of Residential Real Estate by Non-Canadians Act.
  • January 11, 2023
    Bad News for Those Whose Cryptocurrency Is Trapped in the Estate, Could Be Worse for Those Who Think They've Escaped
    The judge in the Celsius Network bankruptcy case ruled that Celsius users who had deposited cryptocurrency in Celsius’s “Earn Accounts” had transferred ownership of their cryptocurrency to Celsius. Thus, at the time it filed for bankruptcy protection, Celsius owned any cryptocurrency in the Earn Accounts; depositors had nothing more than an “I.O.U.”–the same as any other creditor.
  • January 11, 2023
    In 2023, Registered Investment Advisers (“RIAs”) who are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) should be prepared for regulatory changes. These include proposed changes to rules governing RIA outsourcing and cybersecurity risk management. Although some key proposed rules are not yet final, RIAs should consider taking preliminary steps to prepare for the new requirements.
  • January 5, 2023
    Eagerly anticipated comprehensive retirement plan legislation commonly known as the "SECURE 2.0 Act" was signed into law on December 30, 2022, as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023.
  • January 5, 2023
    On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would render all non-compete agreements, other than those entered into in connection with the sale of business, unlawful "unfair competition" under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act. 
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