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Major changes afoot for Florida wetlands regulation

Under the provisions of Senate Bill 1402, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection would be authorized to make changes to its existing regulations that would allow it to assume permitting of federal wetlands in Florida, in addition to its current state wetland permits.



State of New York executive order allows property tax prepayment

New York state executive order allows property tax prepayment Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed an emergency executive order that will allow New Yorkers to prepay next year’s property taxes this year, before the new tax law takes effect. Payments must be postmarked by December 31, 2017. For more information, contact the tax collector for […]


USCIS issues clarifying guidance on NAFTA TN status eligibility for economists

U.S. employers who employ foreign nationals in the TN Economist classification should consult with immigration counsel to assess the risks involved in international travel for TN professionals in the Economist classification, and to carefully assess the nature of the proposed duties for new TN cases under the professional occupation of Economist.


2018 tax reform and how it will affect you

Tax reform for 2018 Earlier this week, Congress passed the most significant overhaul of the tax code since 1986. Among many other changes, the new tax bill creates new income tax rates and brackets for individuals, limits the state and local tax deduction, provides a new deduction for non-corporate taxpayers with qualified business income from […]


Data privacy considerations and I-9s: Protecting employee information and avoiding a breach

Form I-9, used in the employment eligibility verification process, contain employee personal data. As noted in guidance recently provided by the American Immigration Lawyers Association to its members, I-9s should be properly safeguarded as information on it could be determined to be “personally identifiable information,” under either federal and/or state privacy provisions.


SEC approves NYSE rule change on post-trading announcements

On December 4, the SEC posted a notice that it had approved an NYSE rule change concerning the timing of post-trading announcements. The SEC originally posted the rule change in August but withdrew it in October, following an NYSE request to amend the original rule. The new rule prohibits a listed company from issuing material […]





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