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 […]

Increase in worksite inspections; USCIS officers instructed to apply scrutiny to nearly all nonimmigrant visa categories; Obtain work authorization document and Social Security number simultaneously

ICE Director Thomas Homan calls for significant increase in worksite inspections Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director, Thomas Homan, has announced his plan to significantly increase worksite inspections. While speaking at the Heritage Foundation on October 17, 2017, Acting Director Homan said he has instructed Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative unit of ICE, […]

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