Topic: politics

Congressman Camp Releases Tax Reform Proposal – What You Need To Know

“Camp’s plan proposes to cut the top tax rate for both individuals and corporations to 25 percent and eliminate the alternative minimum tax for both individuals and corporations.” (Duane Morris) If history is any guide, reforming the Tax Code may prove to be, well, too taxing for lawmakers to push through in an election year.… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Standards, Drone Laws, Employee Handbooks, SEC Trials

Stop looking for something to read every morning: get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here. The US Senate is moving quickly to address the need for federal data security and breach notification standards… (Francine Friedman and Alice Hsu at Akin Gump) Drones are a normal part of life… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: State of the Union, Regulating the Insurance Industry, Tilting at Windmills, Reforming Corporate Taxes

And the rest is history: on this day in 1886, Karl Benz patented the first successful gasoline-powered automobile. President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address: the JD Supra reader… (JD Supra Contributors) Here’s a look at the top regulatory issues for the insurance industry in 2014… (Chris Mosley, Hilary Rowen, and Matthew Vuolo; JD… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: China Antitrust, EPA Updates, Ethics Lessons, Japanese Mushrooms

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It’s as easy as click, type, send… Here’s an excellent overview of antitrust and competition law enforcement in China last year… (Simon Baxter, Frederic Depoortere, David Foster, and Sharis Pozen at Skadden Arps) Three ways the EPA is celebrating the New Year… (Corporate Law… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Do Not Track, TCPA Class Action, Slack Fill Law, Comprehensive Tax Reform

Forty years ago today, US President Richard Nixon agrees to turn over the Watergate tapes. As far as we know, he didn’t tell anyone he was going to erase more than 18 minutes of conversations before doing so… Hamlet as a 21st century CEO: “To track … or not to track. That is the question…”… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secret Theft, Business Continuity Planning, NAFTA Arbitration Claim, Comprehensive Tax Reform

The bad news: it’s still not Friday. The good news: it’s pretty darn close. The law news: This can’t be good: foreign defendants avoid prosecution for theft of trade secrets by fighting the government’s attempts to serve process… (Orrick) Business continuity planning in the financial industry might not be as simple as regulators think… (Dechert)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Sleeping Employees, First Amendment, Automated Trading, Religious Accommodation

Isn’t it time you signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Can an employer fire a worker who falls asleep on the job? The answer might surprise you… (Duane Morris) California’s “Do Not Track” law goes into effect in two weeks. Are you ready? (Proskauer) The Telephone Consumer Protection Act does… Read more »

Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Act Amendments Target Fracking Operations

We’re seeing interest in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale bill, as recently enacted amendments to the state’s Oil and Gas Act are known. Designed to strengthen environmental protections, the legislation imposes additional reporting and operating burdens on natural gas producers in the state.  For your reference, here’s quick roundup of key points addressed in the new law.… Read more »

Nonprofit Law: A Legal Reading List

For your reference, here’s a roundup of recent legal commentary and analysis to do with the various issues and concerns particular to nonprofit organizations: On Misconduct… Can an Effective Whistleblower Policy Prevent Misconduct? (Ober|Kaler)  “It is not enough to have whistleblower policies on paper – executives of academic institutions, nonprofits and for profit organizations bear… Read more »