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Changes to the H-1B Visa Program Increase Chances for Companies to Petition Foreign Workers with Graduate Degrees Beginning Next Year

Now that the window to submit petitions for H-1B workers for fiscal year 2020 has officially closed, employers that filed petitions are nervously awaiting to see if their petitions survived the cap and were selected for processing. This year saw a record 201,011 petitions filed for H-1B workers.  Wi...

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Administrative Dissolution and Reinstatement: Changes Going Into Effect

Indiana’s business corporation law permits corporations and limited liability companies that have been administratively dissolved by the Secretary of State the opportunity to be reinstated by making application and following specific statutory requirements. Grounds for dissolution include failure to...

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The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation Impacts U.S. Companies

Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP, is a member of MERITAS Law Firms Worldwide, which is a leading global network of more than 7,500 attorneys at 182 independent law firms spanning 89 countries around the world.  Quentin Vaile, Meritas European Regional Director, recently issued the following guida...

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Landlords’ and Property Owners’ Duty of Care re: Third Party Attacks

Acts of violence have become increasingly commonplace in our society.  To protect themselves from liability for such acts, landlords and property owners must understand the duty owed to tenants and invitees.  Recent changes in Indiana law have helped define when a landlord and property owner is resp...

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Supreme Court: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Is Narrow

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the whistleblower protections of the Dodd-Frank Act (the “Act”)  only apply to individuals who report problems to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

Background: The Act

Passed in the wake of the 2008 financial cri...

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Important Changes to IRS Audit Rules Requiring Immediate Action For Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies (“LLC”)

Recently enacted changes which may affect your business regarding IRS audits of partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs) have gone into effect for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2018.  Under the new Rules regarding partnership adjustments and audits, the IRS is no longer requi...

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Employee Options When Employer Fails to Issue W-2 Form

Employers have a legal obligation to provide employees a Form W-2 stating the employee’s wages and withholdings for the year by January 31 of the following year. This obligation remains even when an employer has closed its doors and ceased operating. Employees should confirm that their ...

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Employers and Coverage Providers Given More Time to Deliver 2017 Health Coverage Information Returns

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued a notice (Notice 2018-6) that extends the due date for furnishing required Affordable Care Act (ACA) forms to individuals and employees until March 2, 2018.  Previously, the deadline to furnish individuals with their 2017 Form 1095-B (Health Coverag...

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Limited Partnership and Limited Liability Partnership Filing Requirements Effective January 1, 2018

There are new filing requirements in Indiana for limited partnerships (“LPs”) and limited liability partnerships (“LLPs”). Effective January 1, 2018, pursuant to I.C. 23-0.5-2-13, all domestic and registered foreign LPs and LLPs are required to file biennial reports with the Indiana Secretary of Sta...

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H-1B Visa Renewal Process to Become More Difficult

Companies needing to extend their employees’ H-1B visa status from this year onward may face additional difficulty in doing so. United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued policy guidance instructing its officers to apply the same level of scrutiny toward renewal applicati...

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