The Dangers of Asking for Too Much in a Child Custody Case

No one goes into a child custody case expecting to lose. Unfortunately, many people do exactly that by asking for too much in their initial pleadings. If you’re considering divorce and have children, or even if you’re considering a modification to a current child custody order, it’s important to remember that the decisions you make […]

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Labor, Social Security and Immigration Practice Group Newsletter

New reporting guidelines for specialized services providers before the Mexican Social Security Institute On April 12, 2022, the Official Gazette of the Federation published guidelines established by the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), for the submission of the four-monthly report for those individuals or legal entities that provide specialized services or execute specialized works in […]

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Anuwat Ngamprasertkul Invited to Webinar on Preparing for PDPA Compliance

Anuwat Ngamprasertkul, Partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution as well as Co-Head of Tech-Media-Telecoms (TMT), will speak at an online panel discussion in a webinar titled “Check PDPA Compliance Readiness before Full Enforcement” at 9:30-12:00 on 19 May 2022. The webinar will cover the following topics: Overview of the Personal Data Protection Act […]

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New reporting guidelines for specialized services providers before the Mexican Social Security Institute

On April 12, 2022, the Official Gazette of the Federation published guidelines established by the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), for the submission of the four-monthly report for those individuals or legal entities that provide specialized services or execute specialized works in the Information Platform for Specialized Services or Works Contracts (ICSOE). The report shall […]

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The Department of Justice Has Cooked Up Criminal Charges for No-Poach Agreements

Here’s yet another reason not to enter agreements with other companies not to hire (poach) other companies’ employees: potential criminal prosecution.  In the first-ever criminal trial for labor-related antitrust (Sherman Act) violations, the Department of Justice alleges that former DaVita Inc. CEO Kent Thiry conspired with other healthcare CEOs to limit employee movement to competitors. […]

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E-payments – the modern form of money transfers

  Tuulia Heiskanen, Aliant Finland. Electronic payments (e-payments) are used increasingly around the world and are especially convenient in purchasing things online. In Finland, services providing e-payment solutions are broadly available. To list a few, there is online banking, digital wallets, mobile payment services, electronic bank card payment services, contactless payment services, and payment services […]

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Saturday Side Hustle: Interview with Matthew Hardwick, Phd, ResInnova Laboratories

In this segment of the Saturday Side Hustle, Scott Lloyd discusses with Matt Hardwick, founder of Resinnova Labs, the challenges of starting a business and tips for a smooth transition from employee to entrepreneur. They also discuss how COVID-19 changed the game for Resinnova, which provides testing services for surface contaminants and other useful services […]

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M&A Pulse: Tax Considerations when Selling your Business

Most business owners pay their fair share of taxes while running their company.  When it comes time to sell the business, most owners are seeking tax strategies to minimize taxes paid on their gain.  We know that tax considerations are a major driver of any commercial transaction, especially M&A transactions.  So, what should a seller […]

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OK at Work: Time to Care Act of 2022

This week on OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the paid family leave law recently passed by Maryland’s legislature. Known as the Time to Care Act of 2022, this law will require employers and employees to contribute, via payroll deductions and taxes, to a state-operated fund that will payout partial wage replacement benefits when an eligible […]

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Read & Share: Defining The New Cannabis Consumer

Defining The New Cannabis Consumer The cannabis industry is transforming, and so too are its consumers. As they edge further into the mainstream, cannabis companies will need to fight for the consumer’s dollar—not just against other cannabis brands but also against a number of other industries in the discretionary spending sphere. This graphic from Tenacious Labs looks […]

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The Weekly Scenario: Governor Hogan Signed into Law the Maryland Tax Reduction Act on Friday, April 1st.

The act will cut retirement taxes by eliminating all state tax on the first $50,000 of income for retirees making up to $100,000 in federally adjusted gross income.  Retirees with Maryland income will pay no state tax up to $50k.  This is purported to be the largest tax reduction for Maryland residents in two decades. […]

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The Road Ahead for Pennsylvania’s Cannabis Program: Where are We Going From Here? A Tour of ‘Tors.

On April 7, 2022, Offit Kurman’s Cannabis Group spoke with Kevin Goldberg (Founder of Green Leaf Medical, LLC), Stephen Forster (Managing Director at US Realty Capital), Daylin Leach (Former Pennsylvania State Senator) and John Hudak (Deputy Director – Center for Effective Public Management and a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution) about the road ahead […]

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