Proposed legislation, Senate Bill 1486, would enact a definition of an office surgery center. Physicians who perform office surgeries should strongly consider seeking accreditation, which may help them avoid annual inspections by the Department of Health that can sometimes lead to disciplinary actions against professional licensees.
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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.
Gunster’s labor & employment legal team have prepared the following information to help business leaders better understand the implications of the new law that went into effect Jan. 1, 2018.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Florida appears to be the first state to adopt the new model rule and distinguishes itself as a hospitable environment for incoming foreign investment and trade.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status designation for Haiti with a delayed effective date of 18 months to allow for an orderly transition before the designation terminates on July 22, 2019.