Legal News Alerts

  • IRS Issues End of the Year Reminders for Taxpayers
    2017-12-27

    IRS Issues End of the Year Reminders for Taxpayers

    As the end of the year approaches, so are the last days to take actions that will impact your tax returns for 2017. Below we have republished a news release from the Internal Revenue Service that gives taxpayers reminders of things you should be doing now to get ready for tax season.

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  • Recent Court Decision Could Impact Loan Agreements
    2017-12-15

    Recent Court Decision Could Impact Loan Agreements

    In an opinion delivered on December 7, 2017, the Supreme Court of the State of Arkansas determined, for the first time, that pre-dispute contractual waivers of the right to a jury trial are unenforceable under the Arkansas Constitution. This opinion could have a significant impact on the method of the dispute resolution among parties to commercial contracts, including loan agreements between Arkansas banks and their customers.

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  • IRS Begins Assessing Penalties Under ACA Shared Responsibility Requirement
    2017-11-22

    IRS Begins Assessing Penalties Under ACA Shared Responsibility Requirement

    Employers are cautioned to take immediate action upon receiving a Letter 226J As of November 21, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has begun notifying employers that they may be liable for an employer shared responsibility penalty under the Affordable Care Act requirements. The initial notification relates to the 2015 tax year and is based on the information that the employer provided to the IRS on the Forms 1094-C and 1095-C. These proposed assessments are being issued to employers on the Form Letter 226J.

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  • Long-Term Leave Beyond FMLA Not Required By ADA
    2017-10-31

    Long-Term Leave Beyond FMLA Not Required By ADA

    News Alert: The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently addressed whether the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires employers to provide employees with leave beyond the 12 weeks provided by the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) in Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 18197*, 872 F.3d 476 (7th Cir. Sept. 20, 2017).

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