Category Archives: Federal Law & Regulation

More New Rules for Startups to Follow

The SEC has proposed draft rules to implement Section 926 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Section 926 of the Dodd-Frank bill required the SEC to adopt rules that disqualify securities offerings involving certain “felons and … Continue reading

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What Do You Mean When You Say It’s Green?

New guidance from the FTC on eco-friendly marketing By Haeryung Shin and Stephen C. Ellis If you market products, packaging, or services that claim to be “green” or “eco-friendly” or that display green certifications or seals of approval, what should … Continue reading

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Obama Signs Bill Repealing New 1099 Requirements

The President has now signed H.R. 4, the bill repealing the new Form 1099 requirements that were part of the healthcare reform bill. Now persons in business (including individuals) will not have to issue a Form 1099 to all persons … Continue reading

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Senators Kerry and McCain Introduce the “Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011”

Today, Senator John Kerry and Senator John McCain held a press conference to introduce a new bill titled the “Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011.” You can watch the press conference announcing the introduction of the bill.

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IRS Issues Rules for 2012 W-2 Reporting of Group Health Coverage

Employers should immediately begin to examine whether system changes are required to comply By Richard J. Birmingham  Last year the Internal Revenue Service delayed W-2 reporting of the value of health care coverage, making 2011 an optional reporting year. Now … Continue reading

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